Engaging our community


Go Near Ministry seeks to engage our community to serve the poor of Kenya in several ways:


  • Scheduled trips to Kenya give volunteers opportunity to meet the people we partner with and to serve them while there.
  • Upon returning from Kenya, team members are passionate to share about their experiences and about the needs of those they served.  They speak at schools, churches, and community events.
  • Melody Taylor, Executive Director, is asked to speak at many events throughout the year.  She and GNM Board members enjoy sharing their vision and passion for helping widows, orphans and those that live in extreme poverty.
  • Donation drives are another way Go Near involves the community.  Many groups are eager to help by donating clothing, school supplies, and other gifts to be delivered on our next trip to Kenya.


We are eager to share with your group on how you can join us in caring for widows and orphans in extreme poverty.  Please contact us today!




School groups

Presenting to Little Rock Christian Academy how orphan babies are cared for in Kenya by college students on Go Near missions.


Presenting the need for water in Sechu Village, Kenya at the Mr. LRCA Pageant

Introducing student volunteers who travel to serve with us in Kenya


“Melody is an informative, engaging speaker that helps individuals come to grips with the impact one person can have in the lives of others.  I highly suggest having Melody speak to a group of virtually any size to help motivate students to get involved in the work of the  Kingdom of God.”                                       – Little Rock Christian Academy teacher

Church & women’s groups


“Melody Taylor spoke to the women’s group and the youth group at our church.  The talk Melody gave on her mission work was very informative and heartfelt. Her message is uplifting and encouraging.  Melody speaks with such sincerity that you can see the light of God in her eyes.  Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and her talk was wonderfully received.” 

Cathy Rogers, First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville, AR


 Guest speaker at Primerica Conference