2015

A teenage male seated on a rock overlooking a mountain, has a hiking backpack behind him.

Climbing Mountains as the Year Ends… Metaphorically and Literally!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 14, 2015

“Your righteousness is like the highest mountains.”  ~ Psalm 36:6 Dear Friends, Picture what it is like not having access to food or clean water.  Imagine being shunned by your own family.  Think about your community viewing your very existence as a curse from God.  If you can envision it, you may have a glimpse…



A yellow moon reflects light over the dark night sky and the ocean below it.

Shining Light in the Darkness… Using Disability to Inspire Others!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 1, 2015

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ~ John 1:5   Dear Friends, I hate that darkness comes so early, but it makes for a beautiful moonrise.  This was my thought as I watched the 5 pm lunar glow emerging over the lake in my backyard.  It reminded me…



A photo taken from the back seat of a car looking out the front windshield.

Celebrating the Arrival of the New Vehicle!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 22, 2015

  “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14) Dear friends,  The Toyota Land-rover is here! Children whom it will benefit, excitedly danced around it while singing (or signing) “God is faithful and provides in His own time” when the vehicle entered The Gede Special School. Watch…



Two Kenyan girls standing outside their school with their arms around each other.

Children at Risk and Teacher Strikes in Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 22, 2015

Dear friends, September is always a financially tough time of year for us, as it is for many nonprofits.  Additionally, while school is in full swing here in the U.S., millions of children across Kenya are missing out on much-needed education. Teacher strikes, due to conflict over government pay raises, have stopped public education that…



Two young mean seated side by side on a log, smiling at each other.

Meet the ‘Kilimanjaro with the Children’ Team!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on August 25, 2015

Dear Friends, Would you like to help kids with disabilities by supporting our amazing team’s climb up Mount Kilimanjaro?  The trip is scheduled for December 26th, 2015 through January 10th, 2016. I am so grateful to our fearless American team leader Julia Spruance for making this happen.  In addition to organizing the team, she is…



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