a heart for africa

Where to begin…

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 |

Today was a great day. We entered in, having an idea but, not really knowing what we were in for. First, let’s go back a couple days. When we arrived at HEART on Monday, we really did not know what they were going to have us do. So, we woke us Tuesday morning and went to the WEEP Center and painted the room that the women sell the items they make (well, I didn’t go. I was back at the hotel sick as a dog…visiting the restroom about every 30 minutes). But that on Tuesday night, Vicky (the lady who is in charge at HEART) came to us and asked us if we would be interested in traveling “up country” to work on a new WEEP Center in Kisii they were trying to “get ready” (75 kilometers from the border of Tanzania). I said, “Vicky, you are talking to the right people…we love to do stuff like this. We are the group for you.” She laughed and said, “Are you sure?” Then she proceeded to tell us that mostly all of the groups that come there don’t want to travel. This is right before she told us that it would be about a 7 hour drive. After figuring it out with Joseph (the driver)…we were ready to go. After an incredible day with the kids at CT (Community Transformers) “Tree House” orphanage, we got back to HEART at 5:30pm and had dinner, did our Bible study, and went to bed…we were awoken at the crazy hour of 5:00am to get ready, have breakfast, and head out for Kisii. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!! On the way we saw baboons, zebra, gazelles, and monkeys. We went straight to the WEEP Center and “assessed” the situation, went into town and purchased the supplies, then headed to where we would be staying. It is pretty nice place…not that we will be here for long…we leave tomorrow and we are basically eating and sleeping there.

So they asked us to paint a couple rooms (oh joy, painting…j/k).DSCN0521

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Well, we did it and today we are headed back to finish up. The people here are so great and they are so excited we are here. Kids and adults are coming from all over to “watch” us paint…or maybe it is just to look at the “mazungus”…either way, it is pretty cool to talk with them and play with them. GOD IS SO GOOD!

I can’t believe it is only a few days until we leave for home…Can’t wait to share all the stories with everyone.


My name is Mike Hoverson and I am passionate about teenagers coming to know and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus, and reaching all people with the Gospel.