January 2013 Kenya volunteers

January 2013 Kenya volunteers

Ben, Carissa, Cynthia, Tania and Eric My latest trip to Kenya was packed.  We led a week long class, worked in two special needs schools, had the first Kupenda Kenya 5K race, visited children at home, did some admin work and hung with the kids a little.  I’m so grateful

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Christmas Eve

I haven’t written a blog for a while for a couple reasons.  The first is I just have had so many things that seem like they should be priorities over this.  The second is that I’m not sure whether or not people read this and it’s worthwhile.  However I figured

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Miracles

Just a few miracles I get to hang with in Kenya I recently read an article for a class I’m taking with “Joni and Friends” (Praying in the Face of Pain, by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson) that said “We all love miracles, but few of us want to

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Remembering

My friend Mohamed, just one of hundreds we support. It’s been a while since I’ve been in Kenya and I notice that I’ve started to miss being there.  I’ve been going to Kenya twice a year for several years.  However this summer, it was decided that I should not go

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God’s timing

Lately my friend Joyce has come up in a few conversations regarding God’s work in Kupenda lately so I thought I’d write about her (I’ve been told I should blog so this will become a regular thing with writing by others who support our work as well). Like me, Joyce

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Kupenda Guatemala Lionel, Terre, Cindy, Andy, Brian in front of the potential classroom for special needs children in Pastores, Guatemala The first week of April, Andy (Kupenda vice president), Brian (Kupenda board member), and Cindy (Kupenda president) went to Guatemala to follow up on the idea of expanding Kupenda to

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November 2006 visit to Kenya Cynthia BauerAfter our July trip with about 20 of us all together it was decided by the Kupenda committee that I should come back in November which is when Leonard Mbonani will have been the director/coordinator for Kupenda Kenya for a year. It’s amazing all

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Who would have thought a chance meeting last October 2005 would have led to a contribution of $20,000 for a special needs boarding facility in Kenya. As most of you know, last May, Patrick Blair, Adam Driscoll, Jesse Stump (I often refer to them as “the boys”) began a 6,000

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We recently returned from a two week visit to Kenya. This was the first time we took so many people on an organized mission trip for Kupenda. Please see August 12th posting for more on the trip and individual reflections.The entire American team left with tears in their eyes and

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