Posted on Oct 10, 2018

West District Superintendent for the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Lisa Neslony, center, was today's speaker, sharing with Rotarians a mission trip to Kenya in January in which several people from Mineral Wells, including today's program chair and Rotarian Rev. Eric Douglas, pictured left.

Rev. Margie Holmes of Central UMC in Mineral Wells and First UMC Youth Director Hannah Newcomer were also among those who went on the mission trip.

Members from Methodist congregations throughout the church district went on the two-week trip, donating $20,000 to the community there that equaled $2 million in shillings.

Preparations were made for the digging of a well that will be drilled on a return trip this coming January and provide the first clean drinking water for the hundreds of people there, including about 500 children attending an adjacent school.

Also on the trip, the missioners set up a clinic to test for medical ailments, including malaria, and they constructed a residential facility for children who lost their parents to HIV.

It was a very interesting program and we hope she can return next year and share information and photos from that trip.

Also pictured above is club President JJ Dugan. Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Holiday Hills Country Club. For information on joining, check the website and contact a Rotarian for more information.