Our Story

Our Story

We are Lacey Klassen and Michelle Maisonville; two Christian mothers privileged to go to Rwanda and Kenya with Home of Hope
from April 30-May 15, 2013. We've had an amazing experience and are happy to share it with all of you! For more information on all of the good Home of Hope is doing, please visit http://www.homeofhope.ca. Thank you so much for all of your support!

Lacey and Michelle

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Two Weeks, Baby, Two Weeks!!!

It's countdown time!  We are leaving for Rwanda and Kenya in two weeks!! (We leave April 30th)  Both Lacey and myself have completed our fundraising for Home of Hope.  We wrapped up our auction this week and it has been incredibly successful.  Aside from cash donations and donations directly to Home of Hope in our stead, the auction raised an additional $2505.50!!  Wow!  We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors and the individuals who purchased items from the auction.  To everyone who made both monetary and material donations, we also want to say thank you so very much and we pray God's richest blessings upon all of you.  We will take you with us to Africa in spirit and think of you with everything we do.

The time has come for us to make our final preparations for the trip.  We have had check-ups and received our immunizations.  We've gathered lots of wonderful items to bring with us for the little ones in Kenya.
Michelle's suitcase overflowing with donations.
There is quite a list of items for us to bring to keep ourselves comfortable and safe while we are overseas.  We need preventative medicines, medicines for sleep, stomach issues, and possible allergies, as well as proper clothing, mosquito repellent, first aid supplies, toilet paper, cleansing wipes, laundry soap for hand washing, luggage locks, voltage converters, etc. Oh the list, the list!  Still, as we pack and think of the things we may need, we remain mindful that those we are going to serve have so very little.  

Please continue to pray for us.  Areas we need specific prayer for are:
  • Blessing - That we may be a blessing unto those we serve and in turn to our home churches and communities upon our return.
  • Protection - Physically, mentally and spiritually (for all below)
  • Strength
  • Health

If you would like to receive email updates about our trip from Home of Hope while we are away, please let us know and we will have them add you to their contact list.  

Thank you once again for everything you've done!


1 comment:

  1. My prayers are with both of you on your journey
    Stay safe and look forward to hearing all about it when you return