Partnership between communities, uniting for a common good.
Steve and Greta James were prompted to travel to Kenya to meet a little boy named Newton after the death of their daughter, Brittney. Brittney had been sponsoring Newton for three years and hoped to travel to Kenya to meet him, but was never able to make it. Brittney was found dead in her off-campus apartment at the age of 19. Their lives broken and wrecked, her parents, Steve and Greta decided to do something she would have wanted to do in memory of her. God laid it on their hearts to meet her sponsored child, and 6 months later Steve set out for Kenya to meet Newton.
While in Kenya, Steve planned to use his skills as a nurse anesthetist at a hospital there, and also brought a pallet of supplies after contacting a local hospital. Little did he know, he would be blown away by the amount of need in the community. Upon his return to the United States, he shared his experience with everyone, and he and his wife founded KenyaRelief.org, a faith-based organization that partners with others to make a difference in the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ through physical, mental, and emotional aid.
The James’s organization participates in numerous missions activities: Every year they send about 20 short-term mission teams to work in various areas of need, including medical/surgical, educational, evangelical, and construction among others. KenyaRelief.org also has over 130 orphaned/vulnerable children in their care. Most are at their orphanage, Brittney’s Home of Grace, while some are at boarding school, university or are part of their home-based care program. The organization is also the home to the Brase Clinic and Vision Center, the Kenya Relief Academy, and partners with community leaders to complete clean water projects, delivery of medical supplies to local clinics and hospitals, support widows in the community, and assist churches through pastor conferences, construction, and donations…and those are only a few of the missions activities, as they believe community outreach and involvement is vital for the future of KenyaRelief.org and the community.
KenyaRelief.org will be one of the exhibitors at the 2017 M3 Conference! Join them and many more exhibitors to learn more about how you can do your part to make a positive impact in our world.
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