Mission Trips

You will not be the same... 
The Hope Centre
Our 10 day or 2 weeks trips to Kenya are not construction trips. We go to build relationships, learn, and to share love with others; trip mates and Kenyans.

Preparing For The Trip

Pre-trip meetings are held to plan our specific activities and to learn about Kenyan culture, how to pack, what to pack, and show you what to expect.

​An extensive trip travel guide to walk you through the process both here at home to prepare to go and once we get there - what to expect.

After the Trip

One follow up meeting after the trip to see how you are adjusting back at home is required. Sometimes the trip home is the hardest. After seeing things you have never seen and not having a lot of people around you that have experienced it either, we have one mandatory follow up call/meeting to see how you are adjusting and Carrie is always available.
Upcoming Trips to Mombasa

October 20-30, 2017
Music focused trip

2018 Women's Leadership Development trip

Contact us to schedule


Date Options:
Can work with you on dates that work with your time frames. Non summer travel significantly cheaper. June, July, and August are most expensive flights generally.

Costs:
Trips are $1,156 for 6 people traveling, plus airfare, travel insurance, and Visa. Cost rises if less than 6 people travel.



Airfare:
Prices range from $770-$2,500 depending on time of year traveling. Average airfare for the last few years has been $1,400. The cheapest time to book tickets is usually right after New Year's.


Fundraising:
Help with fundraising ideas for the trip is available as well. Learn More


​​General idea of what we do – love the people of Kenya, especially the teachers and kids. We visit orphanages, schools, and boys homes and more. We bring small vacation bible school type activities with us to do. (See sample itinerary below.)
Day 1-3: Travel
•Midnight/early morning arrival in Mombasa.


Day 3:
•Crossroads Church Service –10:30
•Vipingo Women's Bible Study  
•Wanna Wa Mola Boys Home Jewelry Activity
•Nakkumat (Walmart) - Supplies


Day 4:
•AM - Injili Primary School 
(See High School)  
•PM - Vipingo Primary School 
fully supported by Fox River 
Christian Church
•Village Service Project
•Play with kids recess
•Feed kids lunch
•Orphanage (on same property


Day 5:
•Peter and Selpher - Baby Life Rescue Orphanage
•Bomani Primary School and Woman's Bible Study
•Jewelry
•Possible Kenyan cooking lesson 
from Anne
•Shanzu Girl Guides - 
Bag souvenirs

Day 6: South Coast
•Tiwi Primary School
•Kids singing
•Flag pole
•Walking into the village
•Visit the medical facility here 
on the property
•Have fun with the kids!
•Encourage the teachers!


Day 7: South Coast
•Tuamaini Preschool
•Tami and Patrick - Encourage 
Australians doing various 
mission work


Day 8:
•Safari overnight
•Closing devotional


Day 9:
•Safari Return


Note:
After the first ten days the trip becomes- returning to the spots and attending business type meetings to see how some of the missions run behind the scenes.

FAQs About Kenya Trips and Carrie 

Itinerary for Mombasa, Kenya Trip

When did you first want to go to Kenya?

I never wanted to travel the world. I was content in the US. After watching a few videos with Kenyan kids signing at my church in 2007, I could not stop crying and crying even though it was the same video week after week. Then I knew I had to look into going. That is not even the half of the story – to get the full story and hundreds of others, read From Lawyer to Missionary.


What brought you back to Kenya?

I was so moved when I went. I couldn’t reconcile how I lived here in the US with how most people there lived. It was not fair. I knew I would never be the same and I had to go back. Didn’t know when or how that would transpire. I have been back one to three times a year ever since.


Who has gone to Kenya with you?


My then 13 year old son, my husband, my then 13 year old daughter, my mom, friends, lots of friends, and many others. 

What have been some of your favorite moments in Kenya?

Walking into an orphanage with 10 babies laying on the floor playing and being able to help them work on sitting up and playing with them. Seeing the look in the eyes of teenagers and adults when you simply wave at them from your passing vehicle. They are forgotten by their government and by the world the simple smile and wave reminds them, they are not forgotten. Their eyes dance and their steps are a little lighter. All the amazing hugs and smiles at our Operation Give Hope schools when we arrive and their beautiful singing.

What breaks your heart when you are in Kenya?

To hear and see the extreme poverty. To hear women ask how to be better parents. Then you offer some tips and they indicate their kids don’t sleep as they rock back and forth all night long crying of hunger and there is no food in the home to feed them with and no money coming in. To see kids walking around the village when they should be in school. Seeing a 10 year old girl that cannot write, but only scribble as she walks around with a baby on her back all day long. To know that children are going to bed at night and will not get up the next day because they don't have proper water and food to keep them alive.


What are you doing in Kenya?

Operation Give Hope is supporting 4 schools and feeding centers and churches in Mombasa, Kenya as well as a medical clinic, orphanage and soon a pregnancy crisis center/maternity home. I personal am currently working on raising funds to build a pregnancy crisis center (none currently exist in Mombasa).

How long does it take to get to Kenya?

It takes about 21 hours or longer to get to and from Kenya. Two eight+ hour flights and layovers usually. Sometimes a 10 hour and a 6+ hour flight to fly into Turkey.

What is the temperature like in Kenya?


The equator divides Kenya in half just about. I am in the Southern Hemisphere in Mombasa and Nairobi. Hot and hotter in Mombasa. On the coast lots of humidity. 80’s are cool in the winter (our summer) and 100’s in their summer (our winter).  
Temperature changes quite a bit when you move inland to Nairobi the Capital and it can get cool into the 60’s.

  1. young village girl
  2. young boy in blue chair
  3. young boy in traditional Kenyan dress
  4. young girl smiling and eating