Go Near Trips
We combine mobilization, empowerment, and transformation to turn trips into life-changing experiences that leave a lasting impact.
During our time in Kenya, we help care for children rescued from abuse, abandonment, and the cruelty of living on the streets. We go near to be a part of helping children survive and have hope for a better future.
Our teams of volunteers visit prisons in Kenya to offer encouragement, hope, and resources. We distribute Bibles, supplies, and clothing while sharing the live-giving message of the Gospel.
In Kenya, women’s abandonment and abuse is rampant. Women are left in extreme poverty without skills to provide for their families. Through vocational training and hope in Christ, we empower women to change their destiny.
By partnering with and investing into the local ministries of Kenya, we help guarantee sustainable development and growth. By serving and developing the local church, we ensure that the benefits of our ministry do not cease when our teams return to America.
Star of Hope Academy
Go Near works closely with the Star of Hope Academy to help bring education and empowerment to the next generation in Kenya. We bring school supplies and other much-needed supplies to help strengthen the quality of life and education available to the children of Kenya.
Discipleship & Mentoring
Go Near team members help disciple and mentor the believers in Kenya. We believe that salvation is the start of new life, and we seek to nurture and grow that new life so that new believers are not left alone without ways to grow and continue in their new faith.
Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to see how Go-Near ministry has given students the opportunity to live out their faith in a meaningful way. I teach students every day and I know that they desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Go-Near has encouraged many students to step outside their comfort zone and serve those in need, which is at the heart of the Christian faith.
Before the trip I had heard of poverty and didn’t really think much of it. Sure I felt bad, but I didn’t think much of it! I never could connect the dots because all I have ever experienced is abundance of blessings from God. Blessings that I now realize I have taken for granted. As we made our way into the slums I realized the difference between hearing about poverty and experiencing it.
On my trip with Go Near, I felt like God gave me the privilege of meeting my brothers and sisters in Christ prior to meeting them in Heaven. The instantaneous love that we had for one another was incredible to me. That’s what I imagine Heaven being like…loving everyone regardless of race or social status.