Mission team returns after medical clinics, 5k run and worship
Integrity Worldwide brought something new to Meto this summer with a Run for Selma 5k. We invited all the students at the local school to participate in a race where they received race numbers and a Tshirt. Their only entry fee was a commitment to pray for Selma and Alabama.
Team member and photographer Megan Stewart said the prayer at the beginning of the race for Selma truly humbled her.
“They are praying for us all the time when we already have so much,” she said.
Megan said it did not take her long to feel the strong bonds between the two places, Meto and Selma.
“They really are our family,” she said.
Some of the students giggled when the team gave them race numbers, she said, but the students really seemed to take the race seriously. Different age groups winners received medals, just like the Run for Kenya held in Selma annually.
The team of eight that left the last week of July for Kenya was able to complete multiple medical clinics in the area, organize the 5k run and minister. The team was split up with travel changes (Alan and Averee Hicks were detained for a few days in Amsterdam) but team member Ryan Bergeron said the team was still able to accomplish all of their goals in Africa.
For Ryan, the mindset of his friends in Meto really stood out to him on his return trip to Kenya.
Ryan noticed those in Meto, though in great need of more medical clinics, still encouraged the team to go to neighboring villages to perform clinics.
“They really have a kingdom mindset,” he said.