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Kenya mission seeks support

Ocean Crest Community Church will be meeting the needs of the orphaned, poor and afflicted

The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Community Church will be meeting the needs of the orphaned, poor and afflicted as a team of fifteen travel to Kenya, Africa in July.

Under the leadership of Pastor Ryan Beer, the team will  be providing care to homeless street boys in Zimmerman, running a children’s program through a low-income community church, ministering in the Stars for Jesus Rehabilitation Centre for former street boys, working in the Morning Star Children’s Orphanage, as well as building a greenhouse, and installing an irrigation system to help promote sustainability. Beer previously lived in Kenya, where he fell in love with the Kenyan culture and developed strong relationships with many local Kenyans and non-profit organizations. In 2007 he had the opportunity to partner the Salvation Army Ocean Crest Church with his continued work in Kenya as he brought a team of young adults to serve. He is looking forward to returning to Kenya and challenging a new team of youth and adults to humbly serve the poor and evaluate the comforts of their North American lifestyle.

In order for this opportunity to be a success, the team needs community support. Donations are being accepted and are tax deductible. The team is also collecting bottles through the Campbell River Bottle Depot – request that your donation be designated towards the Salvation Army account.

As part of their work in Kenya, they are distributing 200 back-backs with personal hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and comb) and school supplies (pencils, sharpeners, erasers, pens, pencil crayons or crayons, stickers, and small journals) to the homeless and orphaned. Supply donations are needed and can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Office – 291 McLean St.

Need help putting up your Christmas lights? There is a team of youth and adult volunteers willing to donate their time to help raise funds through a variety of odd jobs.  In exchange for a tax deducible donation, you can request the help of the volunteers. They have experienced childcare providers, housecleaners, yard maintenance workers, and movers willing to donate their time in exchange for your donation. For more information contact Ryan at 250-203-2145