travel bursary reports
I began my six months in Kona, Hawaii. For three months I attended class, worship and intercession in Hawaii. I lived in a missions-focused community and had the opportunity to deepen my relationship with God. I was being discipled to live out my faith.
I then travelled with eight other people to Poipet, Cambodia. We taught English and the bible in a school called Bridge of Hope. Aswell as this we travelled to villages where we visited families, acted out bible stories, played games, and provided simple medical care. We were here for two months. Below you can see some stories.
After my time in Poipet, we took a bus to Phnom Penh where we stayed for ten days. We did more village ministry and bible studies with youth groups, supporting long term missionaries. Finally, we flew to Bankok, Thailand for two weeks for ministry. It was an amazing experience and I hope to do something similar very soon!
What an experience! I am very grateful to the Trustees of Timios for their financial support in
helping me to undertake a medical elective in Kenya. As set out in my application form, the
plan was to undertake a 6-week medical elective in Kijabe Hospital, Kenya, through Africa
Inland Mission (AIM). Unfortunately, due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, I was
unable to complete the full 6-week placement that I had planned. However, despite the
elective being cut short sooner than I had hoped, I cannot stress how precious I view the
time I did manage to have in the hospital and its community. As set out in my application, my
goals for the elective were two-fold. I hoped to “provide as much help as possible to
patients to relieve temporary suffering” and to also share “the life-transforming power
of the gospel.” This report sets out how the desired goals have been achieved.
From the very first day I was blown away by how welcomed I was made to feel. Within an
hour of arriving in Kijabe I was having dinner with a wonderful Christian family who had
moved to Kijabe as missionaries. I loved every second of getting to know the different
missionaries. Many had sacrificed wonderful careers, time with family and friends, the
comfort of home etc to serve the community of Kijabe. It was both humbling and
encouraging to hear their stories and directly observe the way that they served Christ in rural
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