Kenya

BigStuf is now 3 weeks away!

Hello everyone!
My BigStuf internship is now only 3 weeks away! 21 Days! I am so excited and ready for it to get here. I check BigStuf.com, facebook, my email, and blog for updates almost twice a day. I have been blown away by your support and am so thankful for all everyone has done. I have not raised all my money yet for BigStuf and could aways use your financial and/or support through prayer. If you haven’t read my support letter, check it out below ( and if you have skip on past it): (more…)

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5-22-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

I slept good again. I went down early and saw Matt already chatting away with the staff. So I headed back upstairs to work on my journal. 40 min. later it was time for breakfast. Breakfast was the same. They give us the choice of Passion juice, coffee, tea, or milk and water. All are good. After breakfast we went to the fourth floor (which is really they 6th floor). Today was the first day we went int there. It’s a conference room, as well as a gym (bad equipment and floor). We didn’t see the other room. All morning we practiced skits, Bible stories, songs, etc. We were all sweating and tired by the time we were done. After a quick round of Ninja it was time for lunch. We ran! (more…)

Hello!

Hey guys!
What’s up! Not much updates from me lately and it is because of my work schedule, church stuff, and all the homework….mainly my 20 page research paper. Ouch, right?! For those of you who have already given to me, I have gotten information of your support and cannot thank you enough and you should defiantly be hearing from me within the next 7-8 days. I am blown away by all the support I have raised for my BigStuf internship (70% of $2,600), and know that 70% will be soon 100% by the grace of God. Speaking of which, I really need prayers and so does my whole team and the staff at BigStuf. We are stressed to our limits at the moment and we have so much in the coming weeks (About 5 till my internship starts!!!!!). Please be in prayer for us students as we get ready for exams in two weeks. Please be in prayer for the staff as they get all the final adjustments for our Kenya trip, training, set up in Panama City, all the store supplies, all the production equipment ($100s of thousands worth), the band, the speakers, the hotel and staff (many international hotel staff to reach out to), the students we will be impacting, the children in Kenya that will be sponsored through students and Compassion International.

Our hearts are heavy, burdened, and conflicted right now as we get ready for the summer. Please pray for us.
Thanks!
– Trent

5-20-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

I awoke after the best nights sleep after leaving from home. I laid in bed for awhile after journaling. My room was the size of a dorm room cut in half. Outside my window I could hear the rush of cars on the busy Nairobi streets. People began to rustle in the outside halls as I could hear talking, some showers, and maybe a flush or two. Each room’s ventilation went through the bathroom, so you could hear everything. Everyone began to meet in th halls and chat. As a group began to form we went down to breakfast, we didn’t know what to expect, so we were quite suprised to find hard-boiled eggs, eggs, bread, sausage, corn flakes, and these wheat chunks. When you poured milk over the wheat chunks it expanded. I drank hot water and milk. Everything was good. After we were done we had an hour or so to pack. I was pretty much ready to go so we all started to talk in the halls. Matt and I got into a conversation about Jesus being a Jewish rabbi and all the stuff that went along with that. It was a nice conversation about Rob Bell too. Soon we started to take all of our luggage downstairs. We started to talk with the security guard. After awhile we heard music from the basement. A group of us went down there and listened and joined in. There we four short-term missionaries (3 boys and one girl) and a student from the University of Nairobi. I can still remember a few words, “God is good all the time, all the time He is good.” We got all of our luggage as Joey made us leave (haha). (more…)