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Ramallah Friends School

Ramallah Friends School Report: College Prep Students Make 300 Points of Growth on SAT Scores

By Michael Madormo, Upper School English Teacher Over 130 students learned how to improve their SAT scores, how to apply for colleges and explore their goals and dreams for the future during the past two summers in the I Know I Can College Prep Academy. Students scores grew an average of 300 points overall in that time frame Ñ no…

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Friends Church Peace Team

Friends Church Peace Teams – FUM Ministry of the Month – December 2012

The early warning signs are ominous. As Kenyans prepare for a national election on 4 March 2013, there are already incidents of violence. Five years ago, Kenyans shocked themselves and the world when a contested election sparked wide-spread unrest. At the height of the violence in January 2008, Friends held a national peace conference and launched a coordinated Kenyan Quaker…

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Lon Fendall

Field Staff Reports: Lon Fendall – December 2012

A CATALYST FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT Those who hear about the FUM Field Staff and see my title, “Academic Consultant” may wonder what such a person does at Friends Theological College. Sometimes I wonder what I do as well, but it’s a rewarding niche in one of FUM’s unique and important ministries, Friends Theological College. In a nutshell, the title means…

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Eden Grace

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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Joyce Ajlouny

Field Staff Reports: Joyce Ajlouny – December 2012

Dear Friends, Not too long ago, a graduate of Ramallah Friends School who had not visited us in sometime showed up at my office and shared the following. As he spoke I realized he was on behalf of all of graduates who now live around the globe, each meaningfully contributing to his and her community in more ways than one….

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Sam and Becky Barber

Field Staff Reports: Sam & Becky Barber – December 2012

Dear Friends, As I look over the last year, I have seen God work many ways through our ministry here in Belize. – We have seen the formation of a school board which helps guide us in the operation of Belize Friends School. This board is made up of Belizean and FUM representatives as well as staff members of the…

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Ann Riggs

Field Staff Reports: Ann Riggs – December 2012

Dear Friends, Make a difference? Change the world? Build the Peaceable Kingdom? Think globally and act globally by shaping the future of Friends? Train African servant leaders who will proclaim the Good News in tiny traditional villages, in big city churches, in refugee camps, and in settled monthly meetings? Empower young people to share the love of God in places…

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Staff Reports: John Muhanji – November 2012

Updates from John Muhanji What gave you energy? I was energized when we took the seven young people from Mt. Elgon to Uganda for discipleship training in Kampala. I saw myself full of energy because I could see the church growing through this program. I, myself, was energized because I knew after the training, FUM shall be able to reach…

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FUM Field Staff Updates

Please continue to pray for all our field staff during this holiday season as they are separated from their loved ones while serving Friends in their work and ministries with Friends United Meeting. News from Joyce Ajlouny (Ramallah Friends School) It has been a month full of joys as the new school year began. We were blessed with 12 new…

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FUM News in Brief

FUM General Board Hopes for 40 Days During roll call at the October meeting of the Friends United Meeting General Board, representatives were asked to state what hopes they had for the 40 Days of Prayer. Here are some of their responses. Do any of them resonate with your hopes? • I hope we find how to be the action…

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