Ministry in Kenya
4:35 says, "Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look
at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!"
This is the verse that the Lord brought to my mind on my first
mission trip to Kenya, on the first day, when meeting the
first person with whom I shared the gospel. He
was picking tea leaves at a local tea plantation and prayed to
receive Jesus Christ right there in the field. It was an
overpowering experience to see the Spirit of God working in
There are three things that the Lord has put in my heart to do
in Kenya. First, I will share the Gospel hut to hut and
field to field, just as I have done on previous mission trips.
Second, I plan to teach Bible studies to the ladies.
Typically, the men
the majority of Bible training. However, the women do
not receive very much training other than what is taught in
church on Sundays. The third thing the Lord has laid on
my heart to do is to sew clothes for the people and to teach
them how to sew. The only clothes I saw on both trips
were mere hand-me-downs from other countries. For
example, I saw an Illinois and Georgia t-shirt one day.
Sewing for them would provide new clothes, and teaching them
how to sew would help their families and would likely provide
added income by their learning of a new trade.
Fortunately, Singer sewing machines, both electric and
treadle, are available in a city nearby, so the lack
of electricity in their huts will not be an issue.
Where I am serving
town I am closest to is Nandi Hills in the Nandi District of
western Kenya. Nandi Hills is a highland area in the
Rift Valley Province
of Kenya. I am
somewhat close to the town of Eldoret. The country is
divided into provinces, which are then divided into districts.
I am ministering in various places in the Nandi District, all
within about an hour circumference of the tea plantation where
I am living. Click the map at the right for a larger
How to contact me
Regular mail sent
from the USA takes just a few days to reach me- provided
you indicate VIA AIRMAIL on the envelope.
You may contact me via regular mail at the following address:
P. O. Box 247
Securicor, the official
Kenyan carrier of letters and packages from other
countries, uses ONLY DHL as their connection in the USA.
If you want to send a package, check with DHL on the
requirements regarding the contents then address it as
TO: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Nandi Hills, Kenya
FOR: Judy Rushing
CELL PHONE: 0733-523479
The bank receives the
package(s) and with the telephone number indicated and will
then call us to pick up the package(s) in Nandi Hills.
Please make sure the contents will pass customs. There
are many regulations.
E-mail, of course,
is a very simple method of contacting me. You may reach