Leonard Coming to America!

Dear friends,

It is really happening!  Our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, is coming to the U.S. for the first time!  He will be accompanied by our Kenyan vice chairman, Norbert Deche, whose children graciously purchased his plane ticket.  Visas and plane tickets are in their hands and they will be stepping on U.S. soil on Thursday, May 8thand leaving on May 23rd.  The purpose of their visit is to experience organizations that support people with special needs in the U.S. in order to enhance our Kenyan programs and connect with Kupenda supporters. 
I have communicated with some of you about meeting for lunch or dinner, visiting schools, churches, and meeting with specialists.  There are still some things to add to the trip schedule and changes to be made, but you can see the current itinerary hereand feel free to suggest any additions. 
For those of you in MA, you are invited to join us in the following:
May 10th– Duck Tour of Boston followed by an informal cookout at my house. Please bring your favorite dish and RSVP on Facebook or by email.
May 11thMother’s Day Event at Hope Community Church in Newburyport to support child sponsorship  
For those of you in MD, please consider helping us with accommodations. The evening of May 15th, 4 board members and our 2 Kenyan visitors will be in the area for our annual board meeting.  After that we’ll need accommodation for 2 people until May 21st.
It will be a busy and fun couple weeks for us.  I’m especially looking forward to Leonard’s perspective of life here in the U.S. after knowing him for 15 years!
Thanks for your continued support,

Cynthia

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