While the majority of Oklahomans will be enjoying their Spring Break, five people will be traveling to Maisha from March 12 through March 20. Although the trip is shorter than normal, Alecia Shannon, one of the team leaders, said they will be packing in as much as possible.
The team will spend a day praying with people, passing out medicine, and delivering food in the Slums. Another few days will be spent in the Paradise Kitchen at Maisha, where the team will help the women prepare and serve food.
Shannon said the team will help the widows develop new items for the Out of Africa Market, a shop featuring goods from Maisha and other places in Africa, for upcoming craft shows in Oklahoma City.
“We’re excited to take some new product ideas to the widows and have them start working on some new products for the Maisha Collection for when they go to Affair of the Heart and the Arts Festival …,” she said.
Each team traveling to Maisha has a Legacy Project. The spring missions team project for 2015 is purchasing bunk beds for several families.
While the team is at Maisha two days will be dedicated to helping the children connect with their sponsors by reading and writing letters.
Shannon said she personally thrilled to spend time with the kids she sponsors.
The team members spent time with the Light the Future Choir throughout Oct. and Nov. and they are excited to see the kids again.
“We’re looking forward to time with the kids that [visited Oklahoma.]
“The three girls that are going with us, Mia, Chloe and Caroline all got to know the kids when they came here with the (Light the Future) Choir, so they’re excited about reconnecting with them and just loving on them and encouraging them,” Shannon said.
For more information about Maisha missions, visit www.maishaproject.org/index.php?missions/upcoming-missions.