Blog Archives: November 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

November 15, 2014
Becky Lyle Pinkard
Our November newsletter is available now. Including photos from the team just back from Kenya and ideas for Christmas gifts, we hope you enjoy our most recent update to the ministries and work going on in Kenya. Read the November 2014 newsletter here!

Can I Sit There and Start Learning?

November 14, 2014
Rudy Miller
This past week, two teams of teachers from the Allamano School traveled to the tea estates surrounding the Nazareth Hospital. The estates house “tea pickers”, one of the lowest paying jobs in Kenya. Most pickers and their families live in small employer owned rooms with no water or electricity.  The teachers were searching for children….children who have never attended school. Even though Kenyan law provides education for everyone, the lack of even a few shillings for books and uniforms prevents many children from attending school. Many ...

You Are Not Alone

November 07, 2014
Patrice Wade
In the United States, I work as a nurse practitioner seeing adolescents who are diagnosed with HIV. Auntie Ruth asked me if I would sit down with the Joy Village children to discuss their HIV and to see if they have any questions. I am so excited, the kids have been so happy and lighthearted throughout the day, that I expect a similar response during out session. Auntie Ruth first gathers the older girls who are HIV positive and we retreat to the Aunt’s home at Joy Village, there are three and they range in age from 12- 14. As I explain what ...

You're In My Blood Like Holy Wine

November 02, 2014
Rudy Miller
In recent years vocalists have used the metaphor “you’re in my blood like holy wine” to describe their love for someone very special. Neat songs! As I have thought of my continuing draw to Kenya I would like to borrow their lyrics to explore the depths of my love affair with Kenya. For me….you’re in my blood like holy wine began with confession. As one reaches a holy place the reality of our own brokenness becomes apparent. My ignorance, fear and even prejudice of poverty and disease became very clear and difficult to ignore. God called me ...

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