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WE BELIEVE IN YOU ! - April 29, 2018

For the most fortunate among us, our childhoods offered us the happiest of memories. Family, friends, traditions, and the love and laughter they provided us are a common thread connecting us. No matter where we grew up, the time passed building memories as we looked forward and dreamed of our futures. “What do you want […]

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The Shepherd leads the way for his sheep - April 15, 2018

Under the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All-Africa, the Diocese of Kisumu and All Western Kenya was formed on 24th November 2015.  His Grace, Bishop Athanasios (Akunda) was ordained 6th December 2015.  The Diocese has been blessed by His Grace’s love, prayers and visitations to the 200-350 mission parishes and one orphanage under his shepherding. His […]

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A Sense of Belonging is for the Poor as Well - April 1, 2018

To an American child, the idea of wearing a school uniform is outlandish.  An American child’s perceived individualism, in part, comes from what they wear, what label is on their clothing and whether it is the hottest, most current style.  In Kenya, the opposite is true. As a former British colony, one of the far-reaching […]

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Kids need clean water - February 18, 2018

Within the Great Rift Valley formation, about an hour’s drive South of Kenya – Father Methodius can be found caring for the children of St. Barnabas Orphanage and School. On any given day, the 175 voices fill the otherwise quiet area. Some of these children have lost one or both parents. All have been affected […]

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A Letter from the Director of Saint Irene’s Mission Center - February 5, 2018

Dear friends and family, Thank you for supporting St Irene Orthodox Mission Center and Orphanage and making this dream become a reality! We love you so, so much! It has always been my dream of having a permanent home for the orphans at St Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage. This dream has finally come true for […]

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The Benefits of an Orthodox secondary school. - January 6, 2018

Why build an Orthodox Secondary School in the area?  What is the benefit? There are other schools available. What is the big deal? This question arises not only in the United States, but other countries as well. Many parents and guardians see no problem with their children going to schools that have different religious teachings, […]

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Land! - December 16, 2017

Every child in the world has a dream, a secret wish – to have something special, maybe a pony or a race car. Perhaps a child dreams of going to see the ocean or the desert. Many children dream of having a permanent home where food is readily available on a daily basis, where they […]

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“Enlarging the Land” Benefits All* - November 26, 2017

The benefits of owning land far outweigh the benefits of not.  Currently, St. Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center pays rent for the small portion of land they use.  The structures in which the children learn and live are constructed for temporary usage.  Water must be brought in. It would allow the Mission Center to put a […]

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The Sun and the Rain - November 19, 2017

The Book of Proverbs chapter 22 says, “Rich and poor have this in common: the Lord is the Maker of them all.” The sun shines and rain pours equally on our heads. We breathe the same air. These blessings are freely given to us by god and we share them without really giving much thought […]

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Encouragement, Engagement, Outcome: St. John Maximovitch Secondary School - October 29, 2017

One of the long term goals of Orthodox Africa is to foster engagement in our missions, their children, families and staff so they are inspired and encouraged to get involved in the building up Our most Holy Orthodox Faith and develop a hope for a future beyond even Our own lifetimes. To the end the […]

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