Nosim Maasai Mission will be embarking on another People Safari to serve and assist our Maasai friends, in September 2013. We will be constructing a classroom, completing the furnishing and counseling at our Rescue Center and conducting a Vocational Bible School. There will be an opportunity to visit with some of the students in our sponsoring program. If you are sponsoring a child you will get to meet them as well as their parents.
Some of the work team assignments are: devotional leader, financial secretary, work site coordinator, music, first aid person, journal keeper, photographer, videographer, vacation bible school leader, road tip/map organizer. At the end of our trip there will be a 3 day photo safari in which you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful Maasai Mara with its majestic wild animals. We are always looking for nurses and doctors to accompany us as well. There is a place available to fit your special talents.
Weather: Nairobi is situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya and enjoys a very nice climate for most of the year (similar to California) with temperatures averaging between 50 and 82 Fahrenheit (10 and 28 Celsius). The cloudiest time is from June to September (locals refer to this as the winter months).
Lodging: Our stays will be at local lodging with simple but adequate accommodations. There will be: Water, electricity and good safe menu choices.
Conditions: Working in the remote areas means that food and water will need to be carried in. Sanitation is an issue and the instructions of the experience leaders must be followed in order to avoid illnesses and contamination.
Safety: We hire local, experienced drivers. Areas at risk are usually the larger cities and we travel with native safety guards at all times. Again, rely on leaders to make your experience a safe one.
Culture: The Maasai people are an East African pastoral people. Two things are valued by the Maasai above all else: children and cattle. The common greeting in the Maa language is “How are the children” and “How are the cattle?” Parents devote a great deal of time to caring for young children. Maasai women construct the low dwellings around the perimeter of the settlement, allowing space in the center for cattle to be penned at night. Cattle ownership takes center stage in the economic life of the Maasai people. Young boys are taught to herd the cattle roaming the Maasai Mora, sometimes in view of the lofty summit of Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro. Although the Maasai still cling to their age-old traditions, modern influences are increasingly impacting on their culture.
We will hold orientation meetings in which you will be walked threw, obtaining passport, visa, inoculations, expenses (including airfare), packing and cultural orientation and fundraising for your trip. These trainings are a must to ensure your trip is all it should be. Training may be done individually or in groups.
Karebu! Welcome to the experience of a life time…
Call anytime for any reason.
We are God’s workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
— Ephesians 2:10