Cynthia Bauer

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…

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…

Eight Kenyan school boys in a classroom, smiling.


by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 25, 2012

I recently read an article for a class I’m taking with “Joni and Friends” (Praying in the Face of Pain, by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson) that said “We all love miracles, but few of us want to live in the place where we need a miracle to succeed or survive. We’d rather watch…

An adult woman standing beside a Kenyan boy outside.


by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 17, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve been in Kenya, and I notice that I’ve started to miss being there.  I’ve been going to Kenya twice a year for several years.  However this summer, it was decided that I should not go to Kenya this June due to finances and a desire to invest in bringing…

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