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Leonard health update and his reflections on the work through the lens of cancer

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 21, 2016

  “…I have heard your prayer and seen your tears…” (Isaiah 38:4) Dear Friends, We are grateful that Leonard’s recent scans reveal a significant reduction in swelling and tumors!  As Leonard heads to Nairobi (8 hour bus ride away from his home) for his 4 th, of 6 chemotherapy treatments, he reflects on his experience with…

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Overcoming Mountains and Fighting Cancer!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 1, 2016

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” (Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith)   Dear Friends, I have exciting and difficult news to update you on after my recent trip to Tanzania and Kenya.  We are thrilled about the success of the Kilimanjaro climb…

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Children at Risk and Teacher Strikes in Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 22, 2015

Dear friends, September is always a financially tough time of year for us, as it is for many nonprofits.  Additionally, while school is in full swing here in the U.S., millions of children across Kenya are missing out on much-needed education. Teacher strikes, due to conflict over government pay raises, have stopped public education that…

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Successful Meeting with Local Healers, Pastors, and Healthcare Professionals

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 30, 2015

Today we had the much-anticipated meeting with local traditional healers, pastors, and healthcare professionals.  We all opened with prayer and the discussion was respectful and nonstop from thereon.  No one wanted to break for lunch as everyone was so involved with the conversation.  It lasted from 9 am to 4 pm without any breaks and…

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Traditional Healers, Medical Doctors, and Pastors… Disability Meeting

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 25, 2015

“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” ~Bob Goff “Love Does”   Hi, friends. I’m headed to Kenya, fingers crossed, tomorrow evening.  This is the third attempt to get to Kenya this year.   We had…

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