Cynthia Bauer

An American woman holding a container above her head standing beside a young child who also has a container

Smiling in the Rain… Hanging with My Friend, Joyce

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 2, 2015

Yesterday we visited my friend Joyce and the Gede School had a big day of appreciation for Kupenda.  It included a special poem in honor of my dad.  I think it is somewhat fitting these two activities happened on the same day.  My friend Patty will write about the emotional ceremony in the next few…

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…

A photo of a a man and a woman holding a baby sitting before a decorated Christmas tree.

The Passing of My Dad

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 19, 2015

Dear friends, My 63-year-old dad passed on into eternity on March 9thsurrounded by his family.  We still believe the two weeks we had with him after they said he would die the first time, was a miracle.   All of his children were able to interact with him and tell him how much we love him…

A man wearing a yellow hat and a woman wearing a white shirt standing beside a Kenyan woman holding a baby.

Miracles Happen

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 5, 2015

Dear friends, I am so grateful for your continued prayers and support especially during this confusing and difficult season of my life.  I’d like to update you on the recent conference I attended, ask for prayers for my very sick father, and request your support with our increased workload. I recently attended the Global Access…

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. …

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