My journey to Kenya began in 2000 when I was a junior in nursing school and a friend invited me to accompany her to an information meeting about a mission trip she didn’t want to attend alone.
That summer, I found myself in villages in the Western Kenya without my friend.
In those villages, I listened and learned each day from remarkable Kenyan leaders who cared about the suffering of their people.
I saw the realities of AIDS within the context of a real-life setting. There, Troubling statistics took on a new meaning to me. Numbers became young people with names and stories, all of whose lives mattered.