As most of the team made their way towards Amsterdam and the USA, David and Harry flew back to Kisumu early on Wednesday morning. Grace and Elisha picked us up at the airport and we drove for a couple hours to Eldoret.
We spent from 11- 4 taking a tour and visiting with the staff of the Open Arms Village near Eldoret. Open Arms International is a ministry based out of Portland Oregon. Its primary mission is the support and schooling for over 160 orphans. The purpose of the trip was to share information allowing both organizations to better minister in Kenya.
The big gains for the day for Spring of Hope was increased vision of what’s possible with God and observing some sustainability activities that could be adopted. Dream big and watch God work. The big gain for Open Arms International was to learn about Farming God’s Way. It takes a lot to feed the staff and students at the Village. Some of the activities observed at Open Arms Village were baking, grain silo construction, chicken production, farming, a symbiotic fish farming and hydroponic gardening project, and water filtration. Also observed were the housing approaches used both for the students and staff and for teams that come to visit and support the ministry. Much can be saved if housing and meals can be provided for visiting ministry teams.
We arrived back at the Cold Springs Hotel in Homa Bay at about 7:15 p.m. After one of those typical late evening SOHI dinners at the hotel we were off to our rooms to rest up for the next day. And perhaps dream some new dreams for SOHI.