International Widow’s Day


After the kids and I had decided to come to Kenya, we found out that June 23, is International Widow's Day. We decided we needed to do something special for them. Yesterday, Nikki, Jennifer, Tracy and I (and others on the Go Near Trip) went to a … [Read more...]

THERE ARE NO WORDS… by Karmen Fegtly


There are no words to begin to describe our experience on Sunday at a Maximum Security Prison but I will try to convey what I can. Unlike the prison we had visited the day before, security here was tight. Once all documents were inspected and … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Mooney

          I had the "Perfect Family:" one boy, one girl, an amazing husband and father to my children. He had a great job in the banking industry, and I was a Speech-Language Pathologist in a nearby school. We … [Read more...]

Women Reaching Women – planting seeds of hope

Thank you Karman Fegtly for initiating "Women Reaching Women" in our community to bring the hope from God's word to women in Kenya. I'm sharing your post with our readers. Your idea is inspired. From Karman Fegtly: I am calling it "Women … [Read more...]

The Go Near Story

Thank you to our team of writers who wrote the Go Near story to share with others. I love seeing who God may usher in to join us to be a part of God's redemptive story.  Melody When Melody and Lewis Taylor started leading volunteers to serve the … [Read more...]

Step out and don’t doubt

...Draw your strength from Him...' Ephesians 6:10 AMP Don't be surprised when God calls you to step out in faith and do something you don't feel qualified to do. That tends to be His standard operating procedure. He does it so that you will … [Read more...]

For I know the plans I have for you

Food 4 Thought: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. God knows what His will is for our lives, he has declared it, and it is set in … [Read more...]

What can I say?

What can I say? I am amazed at today's happenings. Prayed yesterday for God to provide a place for Go Near volunteers to meet and work. Attended a morning meeting down the street at a friend's office conference room. Within the hour, she … [Read more...]

Showing missionaries you care


Below are some ideas for post-office-free ideas to show missionaries you care adapted from a post titled 15 ways to Bless Your Missionaries This Christmas without Paying Postage. I have included a few of my own. 1. Pray specific Scripture for … [Read more...]

Annie Sixbey shares insights from Maasai land


Annie Sixbey and Chelsea Case serve as Go Near Ministry interns with ABC students and travel to Maasai land Annie Sixbey is 19 years old. She is serving in Kenya as a Go Near Ministry intern after traveling the past two summers with our visiting … [Read more...]