Turkana Friends Mission was founded in 1970 through the visionary work of Kenyan Friends to reach out to this pastoralist community living in a severe desert climate. Come celebrate 50 years of God’s work through Friends in Turkana County. Tour the regions of the mission to learn about its work in evangelism, education, refugees, water, and economic development. Attend the gala celebration of the mission anniversary.
Note that this trip involves long drives on rough roads. Also, the climate in Turkana is extreme dry heat. Participants should be sure they are in suitable health for the conditions.
Start date: 18 July 2020, departing from the Triennial venue after lunch, spending the night in Eldoret and attending worship at a Friends Church in Eldoret before flying to Lodwar.
End date: 24 July 2020, arriving in Nairobi in the late afternoon. (Alternatively, you may choose to fly to Eldoret on 24 July, if you plan to remain in western Kenya after that date.)
The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is 24 July on a late-evening flight. You may also select the option for an extra night or two in Nairobi (see Nairobi departure options), so that you begin your international journey fresh and well-rested.
· Airfare from Eldoret to Lodwar and from Lodwar to Nairobi
· One night stay in Eldoret and five nights’ stay in Lodwar
· All ground transportation
· All meals
· Bottled water
· All activities
· All tips
Cost does not include:
· Offerings at worship services
Lodging: In Lodwar, stay in a facility with air conditioning in the bedrooms, such as either Stegra Guest House or St Theresa’s Pastoral Center. In Eldoret, stay at Gracemont Guest House or similar.
Leaders: John Moru, Turkana Friends Mission Director, with Shawn & Katrina McConaughey, FUM field staff
Minimum/maximum number of participants: none