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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 2022 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 should arrive in Nairobi on Thursday prior to 10 PM. Our drivers will pick you up from the airport and take you to the 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 church with our kids 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 and travel to Nairobi for late evening departure (after 9PM)
  • Sunday: Arrive home

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.

Out of pocket 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
  • Approximately $20-$50 (broken into small bills) for tipping while staying in Nairobi and Safari
  • Additional cash amount of your discretion for souvenirs

You are responsible to pay for your travel arrangements, but we have a travel agent that will work 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 requires that you pre-purchase a single-entry visa online for $51 at www.ecitizen.go.ke.

Check with your doctor, a local travel clinic, or health department as soon as possible to ensure you receive all the proper immunizations/medications at least 2 weeks before you travel.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination – (REQUIRED for trips with KenyaRelief.org)

Highly recommended for trips with KenyaRelief.org

  • Hepatitis A&B (Non-Medical Teams do not require Hep B)
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • ANTI-MALARIAL prescription (Suggested: Malarone, Larium, or Doxycycline)
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic such as Cipro in case needed while traveling

Recommended immunization by the CDC for travel to Kenya

  • Yellow Fever (not as prevalent in our area)

Testing required for travel to and from Kenya

  • COVID-19 Vaccination will be requested to enter Kenya
  • Departure testing will be based on your final return destination. 

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.

2022 Team Schedule

Team 16-2022    Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 31 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 GYN

2023 Team Schedule

Team 1-2023      Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 15   Prep Team

Team 2-2023      Wednesday, January 18 – Sunday, January 29   Surgical Team

Team 3-2023      Wednesday, February 1 – Sunday, February 12 Eye Team 

Team 4-2023      Wednesday, February 15 – Sunday, February 26  TBA

Team 5-2023      Wednesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 12  Medical Team 

Team 6-2023      Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, March 26 Surgical Team 

Team 7-2023      Wednesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 9  Breast Screening 

Team 8-2023      Wednesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 23   Surgical Team 

Team 9-2023      Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, May 7      Breast Surgery

Team 10-2023    Wednesday, May 10 – Sunday, May 21    Surgical Team 

Team 11-2023    Wednesday, May 24 – Sunday, June 4      Surgical Team

Team 12-2023    Wednesday, June 7 – Sunday, June 18      Surgical Team 

Team 13-2023    Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, July 2       Education Team

Team 14-2023    Wednesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 16         TBA

Team 15-2022    Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 30       Dental Team 

Team 16-2023    Wednesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 13            Surgical Team 

Team 17-2023    Wednesday, August 16 – Sunday, August 27          Medical/Peds 

Team 18-2023    Wednesday, August 30 – Sunday, September 10 Surgical 

Team 19-2023    Thursday, September 14 – Sunday, September 24              Surgical 

Team 20-2023    Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 8       EYE

Team 21-2023    Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 22     Surgical 

Team 22-2023    Wednesday, October 25 – Sunday, November 5  Surgical 

Team 23-2023    Wednesday, November 8 – Sunday, November 19   Surgical

Team 24-2023    Wednesday, November 22 – Sunday, December 3              TBA

Team 25-2023    Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 17               TBA

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