We are so excited to hit the ground running in Kenya this week as our team heads out June 10-19. We have an incredible team that has been preparing to spend some intentional one on one time with our 53 BFR Kids through biblically based lesson plans. We will also be taking our mission minded kids camp we do in the states to Kenya and focusing on art lessons as well as inspiring them globally on how to develop a serving mindset!
Britney Christie, team leader
I am co-founder of BFR and have seen God move so much in the past 3 1/2 years. So much of this movement happens on mission trips, within the teams and those we serve. These trips give all of us a chance to see up close the work of BFR and to connect in an unforgettable way. I am especially excited about this trip because the team is composed of my daughter, my partner in BFR and my sorority sisters. I can’t wait to see how God is going to use us and bring us closer to each other and to His heart.
Lacey Stluka, team leader
I am Co-Founder of BFR, wife to my amazing husband, Adam and we just welcomed our son, Miles who is 6 months and one in Kenya, Sharleen. I am passionate about family, faith, traveling, discovering new cultures and seeing life change. Building BFR from the ground up with Britney has been the most rewarding, challenging and beautiful thing I have ever done. I can’t wait to hit the field with this group and with Britney and do what we do best- serve. I believe life is meant to be led boldly, courageously and radically- just like Christ.
I am 5 years old and the daughter of Co-Founder, Britney. I have a crazy little brother, Rhett, and 2 sisters in Kenya, Irene and Mercy. I have been to Kenya once in my momma’s belly and once when I was 3yrs old. I can’t wait to go back to Kenya to see my sisters and all my friends. When I get bigger I want to lead my own mission trips and be a world changer!
I am an upcoming sophomore at the university of Memphis. I am 18 years old and I will have the privilege of celebrating my birthday with my new friends I will be making in Kenya! My major is Exercise and Sports Science with a focus in Sports Medicine. I’ve always had a desire to go and be involved in missions, but I never really had the opportunity to, until I found out about BFR though my sorority sisters. As soon as I heard about the trip that was being planned I knew I had to be a part of it. Two of my sisters will be traveling and experiencing this great opportunity with me. This is my first mission trip that I have ever been involved with and I am so blessed that I have been given the chance to go to Kenya. I am so very excited to see what God has planned for this trip. I absolutely cannot wait to meet the amazing people of Kibera!
I am an upcoming sophomore at the University of Memphis,turning 20 on June 6th! My major is Health Sciences with a focus inhealth professions. I became involved with BFR through my sorority at theuniversity; so two other sorority sisters will be joining me on this trip. Ihave traveled out of the country many times but never to Kenya. Since I was 15years old, I have spent a week every summer in Guatemala doing mission workthrough my church, Trinity Baptist Church, with a program called Clubhouse Guatemala.I am so thankful for the support that they have given me to make this trippossible and for planting that love for missions in my heart! I know that thepeople of Kibera will steal my heart instantly! I cannot wait to get to workwith this awesome team!! Psalm 150:6
I am an up and coming (5th year) senior at the University of Memphis! My major is human development and learning, which is just a fancy term for early childhood education, I love working with kids so I’m really excited to finally start my career. I became involved with BFR through my sorority at Memphis so when the opportunity came up for us to go on this trip I just knew I had to go. I’ve done a bit of mission work within the U.S. volunteering many times at the food bank and traveling with Hughes First Baptist Church to Kearney, Nebraska three summers in a row to hold multiple backyard bible schools for the children in different areas of the town. I have always wanted to do mission work in a different country so when this opportunity came up I couldn’t allow myself to pass it up. I’ve never even traveled internationally so this whole experience will definitely be a first for me but I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to leave a mark on the hearts of the people in Kibera because I know they’re going to leave a mark on mine.