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FCPT & AGLI Work Together to Inform Kenyan Voters

By Getry Agizah and David Zarembka In August 2010, Kenyans overwhelming approved a new constitution. While there were many changes including enhanced rights for women, the biggest change was that the nine provinces were divided into 47 counties, each having control over local issues. This “devolved government” will be led by an elected governor and a county-wide legislature. In order…

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Joyce Ajlouny Update – March/April

Celebrations and performances were the main focus for the entire Lower School in the month of December. All the hard work that went into preparation for the performances was evident in the wonderful choral program. Tala, the FGS librarian, recorded all performances and placed them on You Tube. Parents were delighted to be able to watch and share these videos….

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John Muhanji Update – March/April

The last year has been challenging and encouraging. Africa Ministries has seen yearly meetings come together in cooperative ministry, and there has been an increased unity of purpose among Friends in Africa. We witnessed the combined conferences of Quaker Men and the United Society of Friendly Women (USFW) Kenya prayer meetings. The strong collaboration between FUM and Friends Church Kenya…

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A Brief Report by the National Education Secretary, Zadock Malesi – March/April

The education secretary assumed office in September of 2012. One of the first projects subsequently completed was the development of a questionnaire disbursed to 20 principals in counties that have Quaker schools. It was hoped that the information gained would provide quality data, creating a proper roadmap for beginning this ministerial work. The responses revealed several challenges: inadequate funding; inadequate…

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Eden Grace Ministry Update – March/April

Colin Saxton, FUM’s general secretary, visited Kenya in late November and was able to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with my family and me. During that visit, he asked me to take on a special short-term assignment helping Friends Theological College reorganize its accounting system. With the dawn of the need to raise funds for scholarships and operating costs, the college has…

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Sam and Becky Barber

Sam and Becky Barber Update – March/April

Much time has been spent in meetings with the Belize Ministry of Education to prepare a “free lunch” program to begin at the end of January. We are delighted that the government has decided to move forward with this plan, as students who are hungry have a hard time concentrating on academics and tend to present behavior problems. Although snacks…

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Ann Riggs Update – March/April

Before I left Kenya for Christmas in the US, the new chair of the Friends Theological College Board’s Development and Fundraising Committee, along with a student, a faculty member and a driver, visited our sugarcane plantation. They took a picture of the cane, a picture that appears on the back of the FTC Christmas card. When they returned, they shook…

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A Preliminary Report of the 40 Days of Prayer & Day of Discernment

Received by the General Board of Friends United Meeting on February 9, 2013 The Restructuring Committee of Friends United Meeting is thankful to the many Friends who joined in the “40 Days of Prayer for the Future of Friends” and participated in the Day of Discernment. The committee considers it a blessing to review the reports and responses received from…

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Lugulu Friends Mission Celebrates 100 Years of Ministry

On January 13, 2013, the clerks of all the yearly meetings and Friends Churches in Kenya joined together to celebrate the 100th year of ministry of Lugulu Mission Hospital. FUM Clerk Cliff Loesch and FUM General Secretary Colin Saxton were the guests of honor. The five hour celebration held many speeches, singing and worship. Commemoration festivities also included the planting…

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Spreading the Word – March/April 2013

United in Mission By Micah Bales – Web & Communications Specialist What does it feel like when the Spirit draws us together into unity? The early Quaker movement was gathered by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit’s presence, and today we continue to seek this riveting experience of deep, inward unity. And, praise be to God, we continue to…

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