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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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FUM Ministry of the Month – June 2012: Belize Friends School

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. June 2012: Belize Friends School Please include the Belize Friends School in your daily prayers this month: Pray that God would raise…

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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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F.A.Q. about Amari Play Center

How long has the Amari Play Center been in operation? The Play Center was started in 1976 in the Amari Refugee Camp by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for preschool children. How many students attend the Play Center? The Play Center can accommodate 42 five year olds, and…

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February FUM Ministry of the Month — Friends Theological College

Friends Theological College in Kaimosi, Kenya, is increasing their practical ministry skills in mission and evangelism. Instead of just teaching the theories behind mission and  Evangelism, FTC wants its students to experience and apply the skills they are learning in order to be even more prepared for their work upon graduation. Nick Obaga, a Bachelor of Theology student at FTC from Bware Yearly Meeting, desires to have a career…

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Ministry of the Month – January – Quaker Life Magazine

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 $15 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. January 2012 Quaker Life magazine At the same time (1960) the Five Years Meeting was deciding to meet every three years (and ultimately…

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FUM Welcomes New General Secretary Colin Saxton

Colin Saxton assumed his new role as FUM general secretary on January 1. He comes to FUM from Northwest Yearly Meeting in Oregon where he has served as pastor, adjunct professor at George Fox University, and superintendent of the yearly meeting. Colin describes his transition from pastoral ministry to being a superintendent as “a hard one,” but found it to be life-giving to discover “how systems and structures can…

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December FUM Ministry of the Month – Kaimosi Hospital

When Friends United Meeting agreed to take over the management responsibility of Kaimosi Hospital in 2006, we knew it was a step in faith. Even though the hospital had been held in high esteem in its earlier history, the prior two decades had been rough and the hospital was on the verge of closing. East Africa Yearly Meeting turned to FUM for help. After all, the hospital…

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The November FUM Ministry of the Month – Samburu

The November FUM Ministry of the Month* is Samburu. Please support the Samburu Friends Mission with your daily prayers for: 1) Isaiah Bikokwa, Pastor-in-Charge, who coordinates the work of the Samburu Friends Mission. 2) East Africa Yearly Meeting-North as they have accepted the oversight of the Samburu Friends Mission. 3) Safety in travel and work for the nurses, teachers, and pastors serving in this area where bandits and tribal…

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