Kenya Mission Trip

June 01, 2003 | Kim Eastman

Mark Witas, Wenatchee youth pastor, led a team of 39 youth and adults on a mission trip to the Trans-Mara region of Kenya from March 18 through April 1. The group completed a brick-and-mortar church in six days and delivered school supplies, soccer balls and jump ropes to the local children in that area.

Medical providers in the group held a clinic for the Masai population where they treated fevers, infections and dysentery, and pulled a lot of teeth, Witas said. The volunteers saw an amazing variety of wildlife in the neighboring Masai Mara game reserve. At night, they slept in tents while two Masai warriors kept watch for aggressive animals.