Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daraja Kids Travel Situation

The process of getting the kids to America for tour can be very challenging and is a long and strenuous process. Unfortunately, the current Ministry of Education in Kenya has not provided permission for the Daraja Choir to travel to the U.S. this year. This is the first year that we have had to deal with the Minister of Education directly.  In years past, the government has been supportive of the children coming to the U.S. to tour. We need the Minister of Education to write a letter for each kid participating, and we will then take these letters to the embassy to get temporary grants for them to come to America. The Summer tour is supposed to have already started, and we have had to cancel a few concerts because the kids have not gotten proper documentation to travel. While we understand that the government have the best interest of the kids at heart, we've seen the positive impact that the Daraja tour can have on their lives and their hunger for education. We are working several different avenues to resolve the issue, but we need your help.

We would love for you to pray for this situation right now in Kenya. God is up to something BIG and has involved Daraja. We want to be faithful to what He is doing and not be limited by our own sight, while giving Him the glory every step of the way. I will keep you updated on the situation as the weeks progress.

-Dan Young

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