Monthly Archives: July 2012

Girl Empowerment

Women are undervalued.  The ways in which women are undervalued varies depending on culture, religion and economic development of any given country throughout the world.  Women are not seen or treated as equals to men.  They are overworked, abused, oppressed, … Continue reading

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Seek First the Kingdom of God

Much of our work in Kenya has been in primary schools.  We visit one of the 18 schools that are partnered with the Umoja Project and we teach class 6-8 a Christian Ed lesson.  Christian education is a subject in … Continue reading

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Few Tears Have Fallen From These Eyes

I’m a crier.  If you know me, then you know this about me.  I’m passionate and sensitive.  The presence of God, world issues, orphaned children, lost souls, a child laughing, life hardships, broken systems, hardened hearts, SPCA commercials and even … Continue reading

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Living with an Orphan

Stephen is one of the tallest boys in his class.  Shy…always covering his mouth when he’s about to smile.  He is smart, hard-working, respectful and courageous.  Stephen is an Umoja student who gets aid because he is an orphan…and he … Continue reading

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Kenyan Terrorist Attacks

17 killed in simultaneous attacks on 2 Christian churches.  Grenades and gunshots rang out while congregations were worshiping God.  Death interrupted people as they were giving what little they had to the collection plate.  Masked gunmen took people’s eyes away … Continue reading

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Suffering Savior

Shelter.  Shepherd.  Protector. Refuge. Shield. Savior.   Sufferer.   God promises protection…as well as suffering.  He says to expect suffering because it is inevitable.  So, what is God shielding me from, then?  What exactly does this protection of His look … Continue reading

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