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Karen and David Melich

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Karen and David's trip to Kenya

Karen and David Melich volunteered in 2013

In July 2013, we volunteered for 2 weeks in Kenya through Agape Volunteers, based in the United Kingdom. Our friends had visited the prior year and fell in love! They were eager for us to share in the same experience. And of course we said, “Yes, we want to help!” Our expectations were exceeded! The Agape staff were easy to work with from registering to volunteer, transportation to and from the airport, accommodations, and helpful advice for safely experiencing a new country.

Our expectations were exceeded! The Agape staff were easy to work with from registering to volunteer, transportation to and from the airport, accommodations, and helpful advice for safely experiencing a new country.

We stayed in Dagoretti one night and had the pleasure to meet other volunteers. The remainder of the trip, we stayed in Kikuyu with the lovely and energetic host, Mary Kabz. She was wonderful, helping us with our daily scheduling, made us breakfasts and dinners as necessary, and supplied us with helpful advice throughout our stay. The highlight of our volunteer trip was indeed visiting the children! We visited, worked and played at the orphanages of Jesus Helpers Children’s Home in Uthiru, Destined Children's Home and Makimei Children’s Home in the Greenbelt area.

It was the hardest thing to say goodbye to the happy, smiling faces of these children. Ones we had grown to love so much! Actually, it was not “Goodbye” it was….”Until next time!”


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