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Container Gardens can Help Meet Food Needs
LEAMIS International Ministries
Kenya, Eastern Africa
Customizable: Jan-Nov 2018
Lasts between 1 week to 4 weeks
Education: All Other, Evangelism: All Other, Hospitality & Cooking, and Service Projects & Helps
*see notes below or inquire for details
Many of the poor do not own property and have no land for gardens. They have to depend on local vendors for their food - UNLESS - they can learn about container gardening!Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
A basic workshop on container gardening can have a huge impact on the people living in the community where you will be working.
The goal of this workshop is to give people the knowledge and ability to meet many of their own food needs and and help fight health issues due to malnutrition.
According to Hunger Notes, malnutrition, as measured by stunting, affects 32.5 percent of children in developing countries--one of three. In many cases, their plight began even before birth with a malnourished mother. Under-nutrition among pregnant women in developing countries leads to 1 out of 6 infants born with low birth weight. This is not only a risk factor for neonatal deaths, but also causes learning disabilities, mental, retardation, poor health, blindness and premature death.
Through such projects, LEAMIS promotes transformational development by empowering local pastors and believers with the tools and resources they need to impact their communities for Christ. The goal is to multiply the impact by empowering local persons to share what they know with others rather than depending on outside help.
Transformation addresses the spiritual need of recovering our true identity as humans created in the image of God and restoring relationships with God, ourselves, our community and the environment.
Development speaks to discovering our true vocation as productive stewards, faithfully caring for the world and all the people in it. As such, we seek to assist others in developing self-sustaining means to achieve this.
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
Cottage industries can be developed by the local church as a means of meeting the needs of the congregation and as a way of providing an outreach ministry as the local church teaches workshops in other communities.
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
College, Adult, and Seniors
Eligible to Go
Individuals, Groups [max size 4], Married Couples, and Families
Knowledge and experience in container gardening and herbs
While you are in Kenya, you may want to extend your trip a couple of days and take advantage of their many safari opportunities.
Mission Trip Offered By LEAMIS International Ministries
LEAMIS International Ministries is an evangelical, interdenominational Christian Ministry. We provide short-term trip opportunities for individuals and groups, and training for STM leaders and teams. Our trips are customized and uses a person's God-given talents and hobbies as a way of sharing God's love in a tangible way. LEAMIS International Ministries supports the local church by equipping people in leadership development and mission training. We also help the local church use cottage industry development and safe drinking water projects as a vehicle for outreach and discipleship.
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Mission Trip Details
- Eastern Africa
- Start date
- Customizable: Jan-Nov 2018
- 1 week to 4 weeks
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- Widows, orphans, church congregations, the disabled, women, children, mothers
- People Group(s)
- Funds needed
- *see notes below or inquire for details
- Daily costs for lodging, meals, and bottled water when staying with a church family runs about $25 per day - depending on the location. If you stay in a modest motel, the cost will be slightly higher and will depend upon the location and the type of lodging you choose. An additional $5 per day should be allowed for transportation while in country.
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- Pre-field training and Post-field debriefing will be done through email and telephone communications.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.