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Every year we send around 20 short-term mission teams to work in the area surrounding our campus in Kenya.

Teams include many areas of expertise and touch a variety of people in the community we serve.

Medical/Surgical Teams bring a variety of specialties such as – eye specialist, ENT, OB/GYN, general surgery, pediatric surgery, and in 2021 we are planning our very first Breast Screening and Breast Surgery teams.

You don’t have to be a medical professional to join a team! We also have teams that work in education, social work, administrative, construction, and outreaches such as VBS and spiritual conferences.

We need you. All of you. Join the serve life today by filling out the form below.

Short Term Missions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Wednesday:  Depart the United States and meet up with your teammates as you travel.
  • Thursday: You will arrive in Nairobi Thursday evening. Our drivers will pick you up from the airport and take you to a hotel where you will spend the night.
  • Friday: Travel from Nairobi to our campus. You will be greeted and entertained by the children of Brittney’s Home of Grace.
  • Saturday: You will begin the day with a tour of our compound. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to see real life in Kenya as you visit the home of one of our orphans.
  • Sunday: Your team will attend a Kenyan church for worship and then return to the compound to spend the remainder of the morning enjoying the kids. If you are on a Medical Team, you will finish your day with orientation and seeing patients in the clinic.
  • Monday: Pre-set Team work on or off campus, Medical Team – Clinic Day
  • Tuesday: Pre-set Team work on or off campus, Medical Team – Clinic Day
  • Wednesday: Pre-set Team work on or off campus, Medical Team – Clinic Day
  • Thursday: Depart Migori and go on safari. On the way, our teams often visit a Maasai Village.
  • Friday: Breakfast followed by safari, lunch, afternoon safari, and dinner.
  • Saturday: Depart your safari lodge, lunch on the way, and travel to Nairobi for your departure that evening
  • Sunday: Arrive home

You are responsible for your travel arrangements, but we have a travel agent that will be working with you. It is our goal to assist you in finding the cheapest and most accommodating flights. Our travel agent will also help arrange your flights so that you will meet up with other team members along the way.

Yes. Kenya now recommends that you pre-purchase a single-entry visa online for $51 at www.ecitizen.go.ke.

Certain immunizations are highly recommended or required prior to travel to Kenya. Check with your doctor, a local travel clinic, or health department as soon as possible to ensure you receive all the proper immunizations at least 2 weeks before you travel.

  • Hepatitis A&B (Non-Medical Teams do not require Hep B)
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever (could be difficult to find due to manufacture’s backorder)
  • Tetanus
  • Prescription for ANTI-MALARIAL medicine (Suggested: Malarone, Larium, or Doxycycline)
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic such as Cipro in case needed while traveling
  • COVID-19 PCR – Negative result must be presented at flight to Nairobi and when you arrive.  Test must be dated NO MORE than 96 hours before arrival.

See all COVID RELATED INFO AT: ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information

Please read the details at CDC Travelers Health Page:
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya

We recommend that you plan on the total cost of your mission trip being between $4,000 – $5,000.

Base Team Cost:*

  • $1900 12-day NON-Medical Mission Team cost paid to Kenya Relief
  • $2000 12-day Medical Mission Team cost paid to Kenya Relief

The cost paid to Kenya Relief includes: one-night stay at hotel in Nairobi on the night of your arrival, all in country ground transportation, all meals and lodging, and a 2-day world class safari package.

*Some teams may cost more or less based on any extra travel or pre-arrangements made by the team leader.

To reserve your spot, there is a $250.00 deposit due within two weeks of your verbal commitment to join a team. This is a non-refundable deposit and it will be applied to your total trip cost.

Remaining COST FOR MISSIONER:

  • $1,500-$2,500 Plane ticket – prices vary depending on the time of the year you are traveling as well as how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
  • $150-500 Immunizations – prices vary depending on what your injections you need
  • $51 for your online eVISA
  • $100-300 cash needed when you get to Kenya
  • $40 tip for your driver at the end of the trip
  • $20 for entrance into the Maasai Village while on safari
  • Approximately $10 (broken into $1 bills) for tipping wait staff at meals when staying in Nairobi and Safari
  • Additional cash amount of your discretion for souvenirs

You are welcome to donate to any team or team member by going to www.kenyarelief.org/donate and choosing “Mission Trips 2021” in the dropdown. Please indicate who or what team you would like to support in the “Note” section.

You may also mail a check to:

KenyaRelief.org
Mission Teams
PO Box 277
Cullman, AL  35056

Be sure to write the team member name on the memo line to ensure the donation is properly applied.

Our 2021 Team Schedule is filled with medical and non-medical teams. Some have already begin to fill up!  You can download a copy of this schedule here.

Team 1-2021 Wednesday, Jan 6 – Sunday, January 17 Non-Med Prep Team

Team 2-2021 Wednesday, Jan 20 – Sunday, January 31 Medical/Surgical ENT/General Surgery

Team 3-2021 Wednesday, Feb 3 – Sunday, February 14 Medical/Surgical GI/Pediatrics

Team 4-2021 Wednesday, Feb 17 – Sunday, February 28 Medical/Surgical Eye

Team 5-2021 Wednesday, March 3 – Sunday, March 14 Medical/Screening BREAST Screening

Team 6-2021 Thursday, March 18 – Sunday, March 28 Medical/Surgical Surgery Team

Team 7-2021 Wednesday, March 31 – Sunday, April 11 Medical/Surgical BREAST Surgery

Team 8-2021 Wednesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 25 TBD

Team 9-2021 Wednesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 9 Medical/Surgical ENT/General Surgery

Team 10-2021 Wednesday, May 12 – Sunday, May 23 Medical/Surgical Gynecology

Team 11-2021 Wednesday, May 26 – Sunday, June 6 Non-Med Education/Social Work

Team 12-2021 Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 20 Medical/Surgical General/GYN

Team 13-2021 Wednesday, June 23 – Sunday, July 4 Non-Med Education/Soccer

Team 14-2021 Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 18 Non-Med Prep Team

Team 15-2021 Wednesday, July 21 – Sunday, August 1 Medical General Medicine/Pediatrics

Team 16-2021 Wednesday, August 4 – Sunday, August 15 Medical/Surgical ENT/General Surgery

Team 17-2021 Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 29 Medical/Surgical Eye

Team 18-2021 Wednesday, Sept 1 – Sunday, Sept 12 Medical/Surgical General/ENT

Team 19-2021 Thursday, Sept 16 – Sunday, September 26 Medical/Surgical Surgery Team

Team 20-2021 Wednesday, Sept 29 – Sunday, October 10 Medical/Surgical Dental

Team 21-2021 Wednesday, Oct 13 – Sunday, October 24 Medical/Surgical General Surg/ENT/PEDS/GYN

Team 22-2021 Wednesday, Oct 27 – Sunday, November 7 Medical/Surgical ENT/Endocrine/Plastics

Team 23-2021 Wednesday, Nov 10 – Sunday, November 21 Medical/Surgical ENT/General Surgery

Team 24-2021 Wednesday, Nov 24 – Sunday, December 5 TBD

Team 25-2021 Wednesday, Dec 8 – Sunday, December 19 TBD

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