At Reach Church, our missions focus is exclusively on the next generation. We realize there are many wonderful mission organizations whose focus is not only on the next generation, but we have found it most effective to narrow our focus. We believe the next generation has the capacity to be salt and light within their areas of influence, and those who are nurtured in the faith will become future church and world leaders. Mostly, we want to help missionaries instill our mission of being about Nothing But Jesus in the hearts of the next generation. Reach Missions partners with missionaries around our country, and the world to make this a reality.
In order for the next generation to become future church and world leaders, basic needs must be met first. For example, children around the world, especially in Third World countries, are found in dumpsters, toilets, or even tied to trees. With that in mind, Reach Missions works with partnering ministries in order to rescue children from extreme conditions, then efficiently and effectively provide their basic needs (safety, food, water, shelter, and clothing). When basic needs are met, Reach Missions also works with partnering ministries in order to teach, train, and evangelize to the next generation.
To further our partnerships with our missionaries, we believe in the importance of short-term mission trips, so we can be true partners in furthering our mission of Nothing But Jesus around the world. That is why we have regular opportunities for our people to serve on short-term mission trips to areas throughout the world.
One of our partners in this mission is Happy Life Children's Home in Kenya, Africa. The founders of this orphanage are members of our church and we have partnered with them to take our people to serve the orphans and the house moms at Happy Life Children's Home. Click here to learn more information about Happy Life Children's Home, which is one of the primary organizations we support.
If you have a serious interest in committing to a Reach Church Mission trip to Happy Life Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya, please read the following information, and contact Melanie Betters at before November 1, 2018. Groups will be formed with a goal of not exceeding 15 people each, so waiting lists may need to be formed. Trips last approximately 11-14 days including travel (it requires two flights to get there with about 18 hours total in the air). The trips range in cost from $1500-1900 per person (some of the funds will be raised) depending on fluctuating airline prices. Passports and various vaccinations are required which are additional fees. A mini-safari day, a trip to a local market, and joining in worship with Overcoming Faith Church will be part of the trip.
Please keep in mind that individuals are allowed at any time to personally contact Happy Life and ask to set up a private visit that is separate from one of our Reach Church trips. This might be a good option for an entire family that may want to visit all together or anyone who prefers to visit during another season other than summer or someone who prefers to go for an extended time.
- Happy Life Juja Farm Focused Trip: (Summer 2019 ) This trip is for individuals age 17 to 20’s with no chronic health issues. There may be limited space for older adults. Activities could include, but are not limited to: laundry, cooking, cleaning/chores, classroom assistance, painting, and group activities with the children. This group may also visit the Roysambu location for a day or two. Minors under the age of 17 will be considered on a case by case basis, preferably if they are accompanied by a parent or older sibling.
- Happy Life Roysambu Focused Trip: (flexible dates depending on availability) This trip is better suited for all ages. Minors under the age of 17 will be considered if accompanied by a parent or older sibling. Activities could include but are not limited to: feeding/bathing/rocking babies, playing with and feeding toddlers, and visiting patients in the children’s hospital. This group may take a day trip to the Juja Farm location.
If you are interested in attending one of these trips, contact Melanie Betters at before November 1, 2018.