After many years of trying to convince me, I finally have the vacation time saved to join Yellow Rhino Ministries (formally Nairobi Dorcas Project) on a mission! YRM was founded by one of my mentors, Chris Knaak. While I am there we will be taking high school/entering college students on a Biblical Safari Retreat, visiting current students (including Raymond, the student I sponsor and his family - I'm so excited to finally meet him!), and preparing for the annual Christmas Party.
I am asking for donations to cover costs of the trip (flights, transportation in Kenya, meals, housing, etc.), and costs/materials for the students attending the Safari retreat, which will be about half of the listed goal. The other half will go to Yellow Rhino Ministries to cover school fees, materials, and to fund other programs sponsored by YRM - including KFC chicken for students at the Christmas party - the highlight of their year!
About Yellow Rhino Ministries: As of July 2023, NDP is now known as Yellow Rhino Ministries. We decided to change our name this year so it would be: 1. easier to remember and 2. more focused on what we do - leading children to shine God’s Light in Kenya. It is our hope that all of our students will be yellow rhinos!
In September of 2018, Chris started the first of their “Big Five” initiatives, by sewing and selling shirts to send children to school. Yellow Rhino’s “Big Five” initiatives are: 1. Education, 2. Food, 3. Clean Water, 4. Medical Care, and 5. Bible Teaching/Mentoring
Kenya’s “Big Five” are five of the fiercest animals found on safari. Yellow Rhino’s “Big Five” are based on God’s call to us to make disciples and minister to the needs of those living in extreme poverty.