June 2015

14 adults standing outside of a building, smiling at the camera

Successful Meeting with Local Healers, Pastors, and Healthcare Professionals

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 30, 2015

Today we had the much-anticipated meeting with local traditional healers, pastors, and healthcare professionals.  We all opened with prayer and the discussion was respectful and nonstop from thereon.  No one wanted to break for lunch as everyone was so involved with the conversation.  It lasted from 9 am to 4 pm without any breaks and…

An adult woman standing outside, smiling a baby girl that she is holding.

Reflections from Patty Prasada-Rao, on the Message of Kupenda Heard in a Small Church in Kenya today

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 28, 2015

“Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” ~ Luke 14:21   I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing down my face.  Why?  I’ve heard the Kupenda story over and over again and have told it myself countless times.  But…

A woman standing in the middle a group of smiling young boys all holding up the sign-language gesture for "I love you".

Brokenness Laced With Beauty

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 27, 2015

Patty and I made it to the coast of Kenya at last!  Soon after our arrival late this morning, Leonard took us to visit two families impacted by tragedy this month.  The parents caught us up on the most recent legal proceedings against the two men accused of raping the sponsored child attacked at the…

An elderly man sitting before a red wall wearing patterned hat.

Traditional Healers, Medical Doctors, and Pastors… Disability Meeting

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 25, 2015

“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” ~Bob Goff “Love Does”   Hi, friends. I’m headed to Kenya, fingers crossed, tomorrow evening.  This is the third attempt to get to Kenya this year.   We had…

A Kenyan male standing outside, beside a young Kenyan boy.

Honoring, Grieving, and Encouraging Fathers

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 15, 2015

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16: 13&14)   Dear friends, Thank you for your continued support of children with disabilities in Kenya and Tanzania.  I especially appreciate those of you who contributed to Kupenda in honor of my 63-year-old…

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