This week Africa Mission Services has been blessed to have a group from Advent Health led by Steve Yost. The group organized mobile clinics, vacation Bible school (VBS), and a special painting project as well as adventured on their first Kenyan safari experience.
The five mobile clinics consisted of traveling to various communities and offering free health consults, blood pressure screenings, and free medications and treatments to Masai people. Over 450 people were seen by physicians. And over 700 children were treated for parasites and given multi-vitamins.
In our clinic last year we had more than a dozen babies born, hundreds of vaccines administered, tests given for malaria and of course, treated all the day-to-day aliments of our neighboring villagers. Since the clinic was opened more than 10 years ago we have worked hard to grow the clinic and to make it a sustainable program that encouraged the community to take ownership.
For many years the clinic functioned extremely well under the direction of Dr. Mike, who managed and grew the clinic successfully. With his business savvy and exceptional medical ...
In 2014, Pam visited the Oloosinon Primary School as a volunteer helping build the dinning hall. While their she connected with the children and soon realized that clean water was greatly needed.
Over 10 years ago a well was dug at the Oloosinon school - it worked for a while but soon the bottom caved in blocking water from being pumped. The well was repaired once but only worked a short time - as it really needed new casing to prevent further cave in. Thus the children were forced to collect water from the local water pans and springs - which are far from clean.
As I write the group is on their way to Nairobi. It's been a great week! The medical team saw over 700 patients at five different villages and the constructions team got all the brick walls up for the new clinic staff house! The past two day the group has enjoyed going on safari - viewing prides of lions, elephants, hyenas, rhino, and lots more - including a great view of a migration crossing!
Thank you volunteers for all the energy you put out this week - both the construction and medical teams! We have enjoyed having you as part of the AMS family! Thank you for ...
A few days ago AMS was joined by a volunteer group of 25 from Kettering Hospital. The past few days the group has been dividing into two groups - medical and construction. The medical group has gone to three different villages so far offering free medical care... While today is still ongoing... The past two days they saw over a 140 patients at each location! Thank you team for all your hard work!
It wasn't long after that trip in 2013 that Carrie and I decided we wanted to go back to Africa. For Carrie, she wanted to meet the two children she sponsored and for me, I wanted to go back and continue to work with the community, work with the school and of course, see the children I sponsor as well. So for the months that followed, Carrie and I planned our next trip to Africa. We developed a slide show to show the school while we were there. Upon our last visit there, the children asked us great questions about life in the states. Being a ...
In 2011, I took my first trip to Kenya, staying at Mara West and doing volunteer work through Africa Mission Services. My sister and I joined a medical team (a dream of ours since we were young) who traveled to Africa to do work in the Masai community. From the time I arrived in Africa, I felt deeply connected to the land, people, culture and all stunning beauty that is Africa. From that moment on, I knew I would be making many more visits back to this amazing country. For me Africa was a place I had talked about since I was very young. I always dreamed of travel...
To all our AMS friends, family, and supporters... Looking back at our blogs - I realize it has been quite some time since any new ones were posted! The reason? Two new additions to the AMS family! In December, Andrew and I were blessed with Austin and Zoe - two healthy, perfect babies!
AMS is looking forward to the volunteer groups who will be joining us this year! We currently have a nurse volunteer here for three months and were just blessed with the visit of two of the children's sponsors. Look for posts from the volunteers soon!
As many of you know the AMS Clinic has been running full time since 2008... In the past few months we have had a few changes and need your help! Please see the link below for more information and how you can help!
AMS Clinic Needs Your Help!
It was last September that Mei visited Mara West as a safari client and the vision of a dinning hall at the Oloosinon Primary Boarding School was born. Since then, many joined her vision and worked to make the project a reality. Several groups joined AMS this year in working on this project - from laying brick walls, to building the roof and furniture, painting, and more! On Thursday of this week the team of 16 volunteers did the final touches in preparation for the opening ceremony which took place September 12th, 2014! A special thank you to all who contributed to this ...