A Kenyan child with a bright smile sitting in a blue wheelchair.

Disability and the Church in the U.S…. Learning from Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 27, 2013

Last Sunday I finished teaching a class at my church about disability ministry. The idea to teach this class was based on a course Kupenda offered in Kenya last January among community leaders. After returning from my trip and discussing this course with friends, it became apparent that this subject matter was needed in our…

Kupenda’s 10th Anniversay and My Birthday!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 7, 2013

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Kupenda’s official existence as a nonprofit and today happens to be my birthday.  The two are kind of connected considering I most likely would not have started the organization if I was born with two hands instead of just the one.  One of the reasons I decided to…

Two Kenyan children smile at school in Gede

Gede Children Pray for a Peaceful Election

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 28, 2013

With only five days to the election, Gede students, teachers and parents gathered in the school dining hall for prayers yesterday at noon before going home.  The headteacher had to explain why the Government found it not safe for children to remain in schools at this election time.  Lead by Rev. Mangi (Kupenda Kenya board…

Three American females and two males all standing outside together.

January 2013 Kenya Volunteers

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 25, 2013

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 for the beautiful hearts of the Dokkens and Mortensons who joined me…

Four Kenyan boys enjoying a snack.

Christmas Eve

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 24, 2012

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

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