Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What is this trip to Meru all about?

A recap from the Bosh Family's support letter:
A group of 14 from University Place Presbyterian Church (UPPC) will be traveling to Meru, Kenya (in East Africa), July 28-August 13, 2018. This trip will be the sixth of its kind – the last was in 2014 -- as the church has been building relationships in Meru for over 15 years now. 
The UPPC Kenya Team manages the sponsorship of needy children in Meru through a ministry called Cherish Ministry to Meru.  Cherish partners with a Kenyan non-profit organization, Hope International Ministry Trust.  The six volunteer board members of Hope International Ministry Trust (we call them Hope Guardians) administer sponsorships and relay news to us about sponsored children.  Our ministry has grown to almost 200 children sponsored by folks here in the U.S.
As always, we plan to use this summer’s Meru mission trip to facilitate relationships between our church and Hope International Ministry Trust and to create additional connection between sponsors and the children we support.  There are families with children traveling this time, ranging in ages from 7 to 13, and we are especially hoping to foster relationship-building between American and Kenyan kids.  We plan to visit as many of the sponsored children and families as possible, assist with a seminar for them, and hold meetings with the Hope Guardians.  All of this in only two weeks!
We would appreciate your prayers as we prepare to travel, and as our team ministers to and with the people of Meru.  If you feel called to commit to praying for us and our team, let us know by emailing Emily at
If you’d like to support the trip financially, please go to and go to the Mission Trip 2018 tab.  

Specific prayer requests and notes from different travelers coming soon...