January 2017 Newsletter
Join Us on a Mission Trip this Year?
We are headed to Kenya in October to host a medical camp and children’s program. Please consider joining us and experience firsthand the extraordinary work being done in Kenya through Expansion International.
This April, Expansion International and Cole Valley Christian School (CVCS) students, will participate in a three day High School Student Scholarship Conference in Kenya. They will also facilitate a medical clinic and children’s programs at the Hosanna Children’s Home in Githunguri.
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The team traveling to Kenya in the spring hosted this wonderful evening of music, performed by the African Fellowship Choir, as well as an authentic Kenyan dinner and Dessert Auction.
Guest speakers included:
- Inspirational Speaker and Author, Dr. Vincent Kituku,
- Evangelist and Founder of African Fellowship in Boise, Pastor Jean Bangerere and
- Cole Valley Christian High School Teacher, Megan Mackenzie
Expansion International Welcomes Melissa Martin
Please join us in welcoming Melissa Martin, our new Events and Marketing Coordinator.
Melissa is returning to work after many years of devotion to running her home. She is a veteran of the Air National Guard, and she worked in the high tech industry in the Silicon Valley before becoming a “Domestic Engineer” for the past seventeen years.
The Martins moved to Eagle in 2012, to raise their family in the beautiful state of Idaho. She is married to Dean, a Developer with The Pacific Companies in Eagle, and this year they will celebrate 20 years of marriage. They have a terrific son, Michael, who is a senior at the University of Oregon, and two lovely daughters. Ashley is a junior at Eagle High School, and Audrey is in the eighth grade at Eagle Middle.
Melissa is also an artist, and avid reader. She loves to bring hope and encouragement to those around her.
“My deepest desire is to love God with all my heart and live out the desires He put there. Joining the team here at Expansion, and being part of such an incredible ministry, is a blessing beyond words. I am SO excited to see what wonders God will unfold in this new chapter of my life!”
Expansion International Project Plans for 2017
As we begin a new year we are excited to see all the plans and projects before us. We are thankful that many of these have already been funded. God has great plans for Kenya this year and we are blessed to be part of it.
Here are just a few of the projects we will be working on in 2017:
- Home improvements and sanitation solutions for 40 families – Funded
- Leadership Conference and farming demonstrations – Funded
- High School Student Scholarship conference – Funded
- Hosanna Children’s Home education and operations – Funded
- October mission trip ministry (medicines, Bibles) – Funding needed $2,000
- Sunday School Teachers Conference – Funding needed $2,000
- Church Building for residents of Bahati – Funding needed $5,000
- Start-up for economic solutions – Funding needed $24,000
- Medical Clinic for residents in the Magumu area – Funding needed $200,000
We praise God for you and for your continued support of Expansion International. Many thanks to you and may the Lord bless you and your families!
Evans, David, Marietta, Jeanette, Randy, and Arlene