Robert Dickinson and Jim Mixson are headed to Tanzania and Kenya! Here is the info on the trip. Prayers are appreciated! Stay tuned for updates, depending on their internet temperament!
February 2017 Trip Details
February 5 — Depart Columbia at 12pm.
February 6 — Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania at 8:40pm. Tanzania is 8 hours ahead of SC. We Will be staying at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha.
February 7-9 — Agricultural Missions Conference with ECHO.
February 10 — Meet with representatives with World Hope Ministries International and see their Bible college. James Roberts taught here last April.
February 11 — We will meet a team from With Open Eyes and go on a day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro. We will go up to an elevation of about 4000 feet and then back down.
February 12 — We will worship at a Maasai church outside of Arusha.
February 13 — We will return to the same church to fellowship with and minister to the congregation.
February 14 – 16 — One With Open Eyes group leaves for the Nuba Mountains in South Sudan. Our group will travel to Meto to minister at the Maasai church there. We will be camping out on the Serengeti Plain for 2 nights. Should have brought my hyena repellant! We will do a short training session on conservation farming methods and improved crop storage with the pastors in the area. We will also be gleaning information about the Maasai people and their changing needs. We travel to Nairobi, Kenya in the afternoon of the 16th
February 17 — We have meetings with several irrigation part suppliers to talk about sourcing drip irrigation parts. We will also meet with a friend of Marvin Bozard (GAiN) who is a native Kenyan involved in agriculture work in Africa. We plan to have dinner with the returning group from the Nuba Mountains and hear a report of their trip.
February 18 — We will travel to a special needs school north of Nairobi. We will look at ways we might support their efforts and get an idea of how it operates. We have the child’s Gospel bracelets to give them. We fly out of Nairobi late on Saturday night.
February 19 — We arrive in Columbia at 5:21pm.