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FUM Field Staff Updates – January/February 2013

A Small Loaf Feeding a Multitude By Eden Grace, FUM Africa Ministries Field Staff I wanted to share a story of one woman who visited Nakiria Primary School in Turkana and heard stories of the hardship Turkanan women and girls have as they fetch and carry water to their village. She remembered her own childhood in rural Kansas, where her…

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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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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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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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Kaimosi Ultrasound Saves Baby’s Life

By Eden Grace, Africa Ministries Office field staff In early March, a woman who was in labor with twins went to a low-level government health center. She had not had any prenatal care at all during the pregnancy. At the time the government nurses were on strike, but one kind-hearted nurse left the picket line to attend to this mother….

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FUM Ministry of the Month

Each month through December 2012, we will focus on a different ministry of Friends United Meeting. This “Ministry of the Month” corresponds with the FUM wall calendar that is available for $7.50 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. April 2012 FUM Field Staff Field staff are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends…

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April FUM Ministry of the Month – Field Staff

Staff members are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends in Africa, Belize, and Ramallah. These individuals, whom we call field staff, are currently expected to raise their own ministry expenses, which include all of their office, travel/vehicle, living, communication, and deputation expenses, plus their salaries. Add fundraising to their daily duties of bringing…

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FUM Monthly Budget Goals

Adopt-a-Nurse — $2,000 Africa Ministries Office — $3,125 Eden Grace (includes all ministry expenses) — $9,381 Samburu Friends Mission — $2,000 Turkana Friends Mission — $2,000