Thursday, March 26, 2009


Dear Friends and Family,

I am having a wonderful year at the University of Georgia, with a major in Social Work and a minor in Religion. I am also on Leadership at the Wesley Foundation, where I work with kids from two of the housing projects around the University. While talking with Drew when he was in Africa, he told me that Karai Children’s Home in Kenya needs volunteers, which would be an amazing opportunity to put all I have learned while at school into practice.

I have been in contact with Brigit, a German woman who works at the home. Most often the Social Workers there only take a two-week course before they begin work. She said I could teach the staff some better ways to handle the kids, provide projects and leisure activities, and counseling. Most likely I would live and work at the home. The Lord calls us to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the world. Serving others is a wonderful way to share the good news by being an example of Christ’s sacrifice, humility, love, compassion, and blessing. We can model Christ by opening our hearts and meeting others’ needs. I have always felt called to work with children, and this will be an amazing opportunity to fulfill that.

I will be in Kenya from May 17 until August 7. The cost of the trip will be $4,000, which will cover the plane ticket, transportation while I am there, and board and room at Karai Children’s Home for two months. I cannot do this alone. I am asking you to please pray for me. Pray for the preparations being made here and in Kenya, and for safety, good health, and that God’s will be done while I am there. I also need assistance financially. If you feel led to make a donation for my trip, please send it to:

Carol Hinson, Treasurer
First Presbyterian Church
225 East Jackson Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Whether you feel led to contribute financially, through prayer, or through both, all of your support is appreciated. I look forward to doing God’s work in Africa!

Grace, mercy, and peace,

Jennie Stockstill