Kelsi Kelso in Nigeria with HandsOn Missions

Kelsi Kelsotalks with a friend in Niger. (IMB Photo)

Kelsi Kelso of Rocky Point Baptist Church in Stephenville is serving with HandsOn Missions, a five-month program of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board that places people ages 18 to 29 in ministries throughout Africa. Kelso—who recently recovered from malaria—serves among the Zerma people in Niger, West Africa. “Living out here without running water and just one light and cooking from scratch and living in sand isn’t the ideal life for me because I’m American,” said Kelso, 23. “But this is life for them (the Zerma), and for me to understand who they are, I have to become like them.”

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