Last year we were part of the first group to go on the Kenya medical mission trip, and it was an incredibly enriching experience. Both of us were anxious to see the difference that a year had made: the improvements of the patients we had seen, the now-complete water tank for which we had spent hours building the foundation, and of course the new friends we had made.
This year was everything we had hoped for and more. Planting seedlings allowed us to interact with individuals in the community and to see this beautiful country. On one particular occasion we were touched when an elder picked nuts and offered them to those of us who were planting; they were likely her meal for the day. Another new development was a clinical laboratory. We loved knowing the patients were being diagnosed correctly.
Kenya has helped us grow both individually and as a couple. We could not have possibly imagined the enthusiasm and love that met the announcement of our engagement on this trip, both from our fellow missionaries and from the local community. Kenya will always be part of our past and our future.
–Andy Waller – Baylor ‘11
–Christina Hughes – Baylor ‘10