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The LaBossiere’s Honeymoon—a mission trip to Kenya

InLockStep_mainOn January 2, 2015, Daniel LaBossiere, a 2013 Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) alumnus, and Leann Williams, a 2014 graduate of (ENC) majoring in middle school education and biology, married in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

As an ENC student, Leann was blessed to be a part of many campus clubs and organizations, including the women’s volleyball team and Residential Life staff. Most recently, she served as director of social life/student events on the Student Government Association. ENC has provided an opportunity for Leann to grow both spiritually and academically.

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”—Proverbs 16:9
Daniel, an honor roll student and an outstanding ENC senior, also received the Betty Blanchard Rice Theatre Scholarship, among other honors.

Following the wedding, the LaBossieres traveled to Kenya, Africa, for their honeymoon. And rather than enjoy a traditional nuptial, they used their time and money to work in the village of Kithituni on a mission trip. Kithituni is about a two–hour drive from Nairobi, the capital city. “We fully believe that God has amazing plans for us through this trip,” said Leann. “Together, Daniel and I would like to understand more about missions and about the door that God has opened for us.”

To raise funds for their trip, the LaBossieres sold KenyanSoles, hand–painted shoes. Kenyan skies and “The Lion King,” today’s most successful running play on Broadway, inspired the designs for the shoes.

“We want to thank everyone for your prayers and for helping us to get to Kenya,” said Leann. “This is something God had on our hearts for a long time.”