A brunette woman wearing sunglasses holding a smiling Kenyan child.

There Shouldn’t Be Coffins This Small

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 12, 2015

There shouldn’t be coffins this small. This is the thought running through my head as we face the death of 9-year-old Emily Kombe who died from pneumonia (likely as a result of untreated malaria) on Saturday night.  The local pastor was notified when the neighbors heard wailing throughout the village and he immediately called us. …

A blonde woman helping a young child with an arts and crafts project.

Why Give Overseas? Reflections from a Kupenda Volunteer

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 17, 2014

This season we are reminded of the “good news that will cause great joy for ALL the people.” (Luke 2:10).  Thank you for being a part of this work! During this season of giving, I thought it would be fitting to highlight a former volunteer’s newsletter article below on why she believes in supporting children…

Two young Kenyan children wearing plaid shirts, sitting in a blue chair.

A Beautiful Story of a Pastor and a Family Impacted by Disability in Tanzania

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 9, 2014

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these’”.  (Luke 18:16)   With much love and gratitude, thanks to your support, people in Kenya and Tanzania are being empowered to include people with…

Six Kenyan boys hugging and smiling at the camera.

One Sponsored Child Impacts Many More

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 19, 2014

One of our first sponsored children is now a beautiful young woman making a giant difference in the lives of other children like her!  Zainabu is truly living up to her name….“beautiful.” Zainabu is hard of hearing as the result of sickness when she was very young.  Her mother raised Zainabu and her 3 siblings…

A photo of the sun shining through the clouds above trees and a field of grass.

The Naming of a Child… Providing Humanity, Forgiveness, and Grace

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 9, 2014

After thirty-seven years, a name was given to a Kenyan baby who was killed at birth because he had a cleft pallet and club feet. If you read the first chapter of the Kupenda book “An Unlikely Gift”, you know the horrific story of a baby boy who was drowned just after his birth because…

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