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Video: Learn About the Education for Esther Project!

“My name is Eden, and I’d like you to meet some Kenyan girls who want to go school. They come from the Samburu and Turkana communities, where girls don’t have much of a chance to attend high school.” “There’s a lot of poverty in these parts of Kenya; most families can’t afford to pay for their children to go to…

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FUM News in Brief – March/April 2014

Summer Mission Project Update Teacher for Teachers The FUM 2013 Summer Mission Project Teacher for Teachers, has raised over $10,000 to support the work of Zadock Malesi as he supports the Friends Schools in Kenya. Contributions are still being received for this important ministry. We are half way to our goal! The Blessing of Caring for One Another Every now…

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FUM Announces Africa Ministries Field Officer Position

Position Announcement Friends United Meeting Field Officer—Africa Ministries Office Friends United Meeting (FUM) is reopening the search for qualified applicants from North America to serve as Field Officer in the Africa Ministries Office. This full-time, Kisumu, Kenya-based staff person will receive a competitive salary, including benefits. A successful applicant for this position will possess: o Passionate understanding for and practical…

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Summer Mission Project 2014

Goal: $20,000 When Eden Grace first visited Lokoyo Friends Primary School (Turkana, Kenya), there were no girls in Standard Eight (8th grade). Standard One (1st grade) was evenly split, but along the way, the girls drop out. They drop out because: • Parents can’t afford to send them. • Parents need them to work in the home. • Girls don’t…

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Energized and Equipped

April 2014 Dear Friends, Since I began work with FUM, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard some variation of the question, “Hey! Do you think Friends United Meeting can give us a hand with this?” Whether the “this” is leadership training, curriculum materials, support for struggling meetings/churches, improving communication and outreach or helping to facilitate service and visitation opportunities, the FUM…

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FUM News in Brief – January/February 2014

Foster Serves as Johnson Lecturer Richard J. Foster, internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author, highlights the 2014 Triennial gathering for Friends United Meeting set to be held on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, June 11-15. Foster will serve as the Johnson lecturer during the Saturday evening worship gathering. In addition to his long-standing ministry as a writer and theologian,…

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Friends Theological College Announces New Principal

The Friends Theological College Board of Governors, together with Friends United Meeting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robert J. Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College (Kaimosi, Kenya) beginning in mid-2014. Dr Wafula is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St Paul’s United Theological College, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. He is a…

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Supporting the Global Community of Friends

Do you have a couple minutes? I want to tell you how this global community of Friends has changed my life. When I was a little girl, my father took my sister and me to meet a long-term Quaker missionary from East Africa. He told wonderful stories of what it was like to live there. His house was filled with…

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Chain of Prayer 2014

Dear Fellow Co-Ministers of Friends United Meeting, Isn’t it exciting to know the hope and expectation we all have in our common ministry within FUM? We all have the hope that new beginnings and exciting opportunities will emerge in 2014. We all share high expectations for an engaging and enriching Triennial session in June. More importantly, there is a renewed…

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FUM News in Brief – November/December, 2013

Bio-sand Water Filter Project in Uganda A simple technology can transform the health of a whole community. Through a four-way collaboration between Uganda Yearly Meeting, Friends United Meeting, High Point Friends Church and Friendly Water for the World; 44 local residents of Bugiri District of Eastern Uganda were trained in sanitation, hygiene and the construction of bio-sand water filters in…

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