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Leonard health update and his reflections on the work through the lens of cancer

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 21, 2016

  “…I have heard your prayer and seen your tears…” (Isaiah 38:4) Dear Friends, We are grateful that Leonard’s recent scans reveal a significant reduction in swelling and tumors!  As Leonard heads to Nairobi (8 hour bus ride away from his home) for his 4 th, of 6 chemotherapy treatments, he reflects on his experience with…



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Celebrating Life as We reach a Milestone of Grief

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 9, 2016

Dear Friends, Today is the first anniversary of my father’s death. As I reflect on his life and the hole his absence leaves us, I also think about how his life continues to be a part of impacting thousands of children with disabilities. One way we are changing lives, is through my dad’s involvement in my personal…



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Overcoming Mountains and Fighting Cancer!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 1, 2016

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” (Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith)   Dear Friends, I have exciting and difficult news to update you on after my recent trip to Tanzania and Kenya.  We are thrilled about the success of the Kilimanjaro climb…



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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…



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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…



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