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  • Regardless of the science brought to bear on a person’s illness, the results are at best….temporary…..and medical care is not an end in itself. Every person we see will become sick again …and will eventually die. We ALL have an inescapably terminal disease, sin, and any health care that does not take this into account is, at best, incomplete. The only remedy offered for sin is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Practicing disciplines of prayer, Bible study, church attendance, meditation, and time alone to listen to God are vital and crucial to becoming more Christ-like. “ There is nothing special that happens to you on a 757 crossing the ocean”- a missionary doctor Ask others to pray for you Set up some prayer triggers (ex. Every time I see my Kenya bracelet) Phillipians 2: 3-4
  • This meeting was scheduled to begin preparing us mentally for February in Kenya There will be many roles outside of what each of us does here in the U.S.. We should begin preparing ourselves to be flexible & humble. There will be many inconveninences r/t travel to & time in Kenya. It is important that we are mentally prepared for these & recognize how damaging our reactions can be if we are not prepared. Ex. Food, sleeping arrangements, timing, no a/c, crowded buses, cultural practices………
  •   Immunizations are REQUIRED to travel to & FROM Kenya=can’t go without them. If you haven’t begun this process, please start ASAP!! Travel Clinics of America & UAMS travel clinic Lots of walking & carrying. Will be summer like weather (cooler @ night & in mountains-Nakuru) Food & drink safety guidelines provided in folder Travel sickness??? Vans & roads in Kenya will make it worse CLOSED TOE SHOES at all times (except in hotel) Long or capri length pants Long skirts Lightweight but one multi-purpose jacket
  •   A list of words & phrases to learn is included in your folder No one in Kenya expects us to speak Swahili, but the will be touched that cared enough to learn a few words Google Kenyan history, culture, & current events Great movies: Constant Gardener God Grew Tired of Us Hotel Rwanda As We Forgive The Devil Came on Horseback Ghosts of Rwanda Darfur Now
  •   Clinics will be in various parts of Kenya = travel time Many of our medications & supplies will be donated, but we will be purchasing some as well to carry with us-think about what you have access to- Will hand carry our supplies as our 2 nd piece of luggage Will see children & adults Will used VERY focused assessment model with 5-7 primary dxs Other roles include: pharmacy, daily devotion leader, playing with children, crowd control, photographer, videographer, record keeping, witnessing, set-up & take down at each clinic,
  •   Will be more effective in Kenya, if we already see ourselves as a team List of team members in folder “ My Eyes, His Heart” by W. Ted Kuhn, M.D. “ Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence”- David A Livermore Next team meeting January 08, 2012 after 1045 service Plan to meet January 22 & February 05
  •   Journaling helps us accurately process all that we have seen, done, & felt…. Best defense to PTSD like symptoms is being prepared before we go. March 18, 2012- We will meet together to debrief & reflect. We will share photos & how God has changed us since we returned from Kenya. Families, friends & prayer supporters will be welcome!!!!
  • Kenya prep

    1. 1. Katherine Brooke Longo, MSN, RN Church at Rock Creek Fall 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Our purpose is not to fix Kenya, but to help Global Field Evangelism (GFE) advance the mission that God has given to GFE in Kenya. </li></ul><ul><li>“ If medical missions are to be an effective tool for advancing the Gospel, and not random acts of mercy without a message, it must be strategic.”- Keith Bucklen </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Logistical </li></ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Team </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Must be our TOP priority </li></ul><ul><li>Must maintain a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Begin praying RIGHT NOW! </li></ul><ul><li>We have Kenyan nationals praying for us </li></ul><ul><li>30 day spiritual preparation list of scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Faith </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Begin preparation & planning now </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you have the time off work & your family has a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Establish realistic expectations of roles in Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Establish realistic expectations of inconveniences in Kenya </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Get immunizations and preventative meds </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Review and understand Food & Drink Safety Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Complete & return Emergency Information form </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for clothing & shoe safety in Kenya </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>An introduction to Kenyan culture PPT </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to learn some Swahili </li></ul><ul><li>Read about Kenyan history </li></ul><ul><li>Read about Kenyan current events </li></ul><ul><li>Choose movies related to Kenya & Africa </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Planning since last trip, but we must be “fluid” </li></ul><ul><li>Kenyans have helped us know what we can do </li></ul><ul><li>4-5 clinic days planned </li></ul><ul><li>K.I.S.S. model of diagnoses </li></ul><ul><li>Many roles BESIDES health care provider </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Introductions & Prayer Requests </li></ul><ul><li>Post to Facebook group </li></ul><ul><li>Read books together </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for each other by name </li></ul><ul><li>Attend regular meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Sign & Return Team Covenant and Code of Conduct </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Any unused supplies/meds will be left in Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Expect “reverse culture-shock” </li></ul><ul><li>Expect that you will be changed! </li></ul><ul><li>Begin journaling now!! </li></ul><ul><li>Save the date: March 18, 2012 </li></ul>