Lo­cal church heads to­ward mis­sion trip

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Mem­bers of the Light of the World Chris­tian Taber­na­cle in Stock­bridge will be em­bark­ing on a mis­sion trip to Kenya next month.

“The churches we are vis­it­ing were vis­ited a year ago; my church helped in that es­tab­lish­ment,” said Nekita Jacobs, a mem­ber of Light of the World. “Many new mem­bers have joined, and the churches have re­ally grown.”

Ac­cord­ing to Bishop Jean Wil­son, one of the pur­poses of the trip is to con­se­crate two pas­tors to bish­ops as well as to or­dain many pas­tors, dea­cons and evan­ge­lists.

Church mem­bers also will visit or­phan­ages, as­sist in ob­tain­ing ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als for new churches and dis­trib­ute Bi­bles and cloth­ing.

There will be four to five mem­bers of the Light of the World mak­ing the day-long flight to Nairobi, Kenya’s cap­i­tal as well as its largest city. The Light of the World Chris­tian Taber­na­cle is part of an in­ter­na­tional min­istry that has churches in more than 200 coun­tries. Jacobs will be mak­ing her first mis­sion trip. “Since I was eigh­teen, I have al­ways wanted to go to Africa in or­der to make a dif­fer­ence,” Jacobs said.

In ad­di­tion to the work that has al­ready been sched­uled for the group, Jacobs wants to look into ways to help dig wells to en­sure clean drink­ing wa­ter for the Kenyan peo­ple.

Jacobs has also been very in­volved in col­lect­ing do­na­tions for the trip. She has set up a web­site for any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing. Do­na­tions can be mone­tary or in the form of Bi­bles or cloth­ing.

The web­site for mak­ing a do­na­tion is www.you­car­ing.com/hecares.

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