After an 8 hour drive from Nairobi to Samburu Kenya, we settled in rested, and Sunday morning went out to witness a baptism, and visit several HIV/Aids patients who recently received Buckets from BGR. They shared how the contents had helped their situations, and also learned from their caregivers what a big help it had been. These people had such strong hopeful smiles, even in the face of death. Please visit http://gobgr.org for more information on how you can get involved with the bucket project!
We’ve been doing some media related work with Baptist Global Response for the past year, specifically with the Bucket Project. As it has grown to many states with the USA, there’s been a big need to show the people helping; the people being helped, and hear their powerful stories. We will be in several African countries, working with BGR partners, following them into remote areas delivering hope, in the form of a simple bucket with some supplies to help the dying and the ones caring for them. Through the aid of interpreters, we’ll record some of the stories of hope, and the changes experienced through the buckets.
A look at the roots of BGR’s Hospice Kit bucket project. BGR visited Franklin and Paula Kilpatrick who head up the Bucket Project for the state of Texas during one of their church’s many large scale packing parties. This particular occasion they were filling a container with 750 buckets heading to Kenya. For more information, visit gobgr.org/buckets
We have been blessed to be a part of promoting the work of Baptist Global Response’s Bucket Project over the past year. We started with an instructional video on how to pack the buckets, and went to Kansas City to document one church’s efforts to fill an emergency order going to Mozambique. Watch the newest story on Raytown Baptist Church’s Challenge!
We then traveled to Houston, TX to document another church filling a container to go to East Africa, and are working on that story now. We hope to continue telling the stories not only of whats taking place overseas in third world countries; but in the stats as well, as members of local churches are joining together, making a difference, one bucket at a time!