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A group of about 40 Kenyans of various ages smiling at the camera.

August 2013 Trip to Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on August 26, 2013

I just returned from a great trip to Kenya.  It is so interesting how much perspective is gained when giant obstacles get in your way like the airport being on fire.  I was stuck in Amsterdam then stuck in Nigeria and finally made it to Kenya via Ethiopia and Uganda after 4 days of travelling,…

A very young baby wearing a black and red knitted hat.

New baby in the Kupenda Family and Upcoming Kenya Trip

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 31, 2013

I am leaving for Kenya next week for two weeks (August 6th– 22nd). We have a lot of work to do in a short period of time but yesterday’s events gave me a giant boost of excitement about what God has in store. Yesterday Grayson Patrick Blair was born to Lauren (Kupenda U.S. chairperson) and…

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…

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