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Field Staff Reports: Eden Grace – December 2012

Dear Friends, Every evening, just as the sun is setting, more than 100 boys and girls file into the classrooms at Loltulelei Friends Primary School for “Shepherd School” in Samburu, Kenya. They have just finished a full day’s hard work, tending the family’s herds and working in the home and garden, and now they come to school. The will spend…

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Eden Grace

Field Staff Reports: Eden Grace

Updates from Eden Grace – September 2012 September is always a big month in the financial management aspect of my job. As FUM’s fiscal year closes on 30 June, and the months of July and August finds me out of the country, September becomes the month for chasing loose ends, entering all those pesky year-end journal entries, tracking down missing…

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Staff Reports: John Muhanji

Updates from John Muhanji What made you laugh? The month of July was one of the most fulfilling. We visited the highest part of Mt. Elgon called Kaboywa where we have a Quaker church and a school close to the forest with people who have never been visited. When the children in class saw our vehicle crossing the school field…

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FUM Africa Ministries

By John Muhanji – FUM Africa Ministries Representative, Kisumu, Kenya The month of July was one of the most fulfilling times in my ministry. We visited the highest part of Mt. Elgon, called Kaboywa, where there is a Quaker church and a school, built in 1952 by Quaker missionaries. The children, who were in class, saw the vehicle we were…

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FUM Field Staff Updates

Sam and Becky Barber, Eden Grace and Ann Riggs were in North America this summer. We hope you had the time to visit with them and enjoy stories of their exciting ministires. Please continue to pray for all our field staff as they engage in equipping and energizing Friends all over the world. News from Sam and Becky Barber (Belize…

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May 2012 FUM Ministry of the Month — Africa Ministries Office

In 2004, Eden Grace, her husband, James,  and their two boys, Isaiah and Jesse, arrived in  Kenya to join with John Muhanji, a Kenyan  Friend, in establishing the Africa Ministries  Office of Friends United Meeting. Later Judith  Ngoya was hired to make up this staff of three. Since the opening of the office in 2005, there  has been a great…

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A Revival of the Peace Testimony

By Eden Grace, Africa Ministries Office field staff In late December 2007, most Kenyans were surprised and shocked when the disputed presidential election sparked widespread chaos and violence. Kenyans see themselves as peaceful people and think of their country as a haven of stability in a rough neighborhood. Over the previous decade, Kenyans had looked at Rwanda, Sudan and Somalia…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM Work Team Opportunities

One of the most meaningful opportunities that FUM provides is participation on a work team to one of our project partners. Every winter a work team travels to Cuba to meet for the first time or renew friendships with Friends in Cuba Yearly Meeting, as well as work and worship alongside them. Cuba Yearly Meeting has been a member of…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Visit of General Secretary and Presiding Clerk

Plans are becoming clearer for the upcoming visit of Colin Saxton and Cliff Loesch. Sylvia Graves will accompany them in order to model a healthy leadership transition and to help Cliff and Colin gain a stronger understanding of FUM’s presence in East Africa. The majority of the work will take place in the last two weeks of March 2012, including…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FWCC World Conference

This will be the all-hands-on-deck event of the year! The conference itself (17-25 April 2012 at Kabarak University, near Nakuru) is organized by FWCC, and will bring 1,000 delegates from all branches of Friends and all countries where Friends are present. FUM is partnering with the conference by offering pre- and post-conference tours. Eden Grace, Judith Ngoya, Ann Riggs, Colin…

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