Volunteer reflects on her time in Kenya

Katherine Sneed

I recently returned back to the United States from my ACTS volunteer trip in Kenya and am still nostalgic for the beautiful country, the faithful people, and the dedication of acts to its specific projects.

God has allowed me to build spiritual relationships with numerous people in Kenya, including volunteers, coordinators, and local people we were with on projects. We have bonded deeply over our desire for the lord’s will to be done on this earth, whether it be in Kenya or back at home. We have exchanged prayers for one another and kept in touch with one another.

ACTS provided me with the unique experience of diving into community ministry projects and volunteering wherever there was a need. The Christians that I met at various projects, such as LCC, LCC-K, Power Women’s group, and Care for Aids, had more of an impact on me than I ever could have affected them. They truly inspired me to pray for everything, believing that my prayers will be answered. The Lord instructs us to pray for everything with the utmost confidence and to pray for one another.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

This verse clearly represents the relationships that I have made and I am confident that we will continue to empower one another and pray for one another.

I have returned home with a new appreciation for what I have been blessed with. I have learnt that I need to use my resources more wisely and give more of my time to volunteering at home. There are people with needs all over the world, even here (at home), so with this realization I cannot wait to get involved volunteering at home. I also would love to return to Kenya one day if that is part of the Lord’s plan, so I will continue to pray about this. This program has really made me appreciate different cultures and I am so thankful that I was able to be experience Kenya through a Christian perspective.

Katherine Sneed

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