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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 Vaccine
  • COVID-19 PCR – Negative result must be presented at flight to Nairobi and when you arrive.  Please refer to your airline to confirm when the test must be administered.

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

We love that all people are interested in joining our teams; however, we currently accept college-age individuals and above to joining our teams.

We may change this in the future, but at this time the youngest team members must be 18.

You are welcome to donate to any team or team member by going to our MISSION TEAMS PAGE, choose their team, click DONATE, and find their name in the dropdown.

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.

2021 Team Remaining Schedule

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

Team 23-2021 Wednesday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 21 General Surgery

 

2022 Team Schedule

Team 1-2022      Wednesday, January 5 – Sunday, January 16   PREP

Team 2-2022      Wednesday, January 19 – Sunday, January 30  ENT/Head and Neck/Gen Sur

Team 3-2022      Wednesday, February 2 – Sunday, February 13    Surgical

Team 4-2022      Wednesday, February 16 – Sunday, February 27  TBA       

Team 5-2022      Wednesday, March 2 – Sunday, March 13  GI

Team 6-2022      Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 27  Breast Screening

Team 7-2022      Wednesday, March 30 – Sunday, April 10  EYE

Team 8-2022      Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 24  Breast Surgery

Team 9-2022      Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 8 TBA       

Team 10-2022    Wednesday, May 11 – Sunday, May 22  TBA       

Team 11-2022    Wednesday, May 25 – Sunday, June 5  PREP

Team 12-2022    Wednesday, June 8 – Sunday, June 19 TBA       

Team 13-2022    Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, July 3  Education/Soccer

Team 14-2022    Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 17  General Surgery

Team 15-2022    Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 31 Non-Medical 

Team 16-2022    Wednesday, August 3 – Sunday, August 14  Surgical

Team 17-2022    Wednesday, August 17 – Sunday, August 28  GYN – General

Team 18-2022    Wednesday, August 31 – Sunday, September 11  General Medical

Team 19-2022    Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 25  Surgical

Team 20-2022    Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 9  EYE

Team 21-2022    Wednesday, October 12 – Sunday, October 23   ENT/Endocrine/Plastics

Team 22-2022    Wednesday, October 26 – Sunday, November 6  Surgical

Team 23-2022    Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 20   Surgical

Team 24-2022    Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, December 4  Surgical

Team 25-2022    Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 18 TBA       

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