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Kenyan Missions


Joseph - October 15, 2017

We at Orthodox Africa wanted to take an inside look of the life of one orphan at St Barnabas Orphanage & School. We can only imagine the life of little Joseph before, who is now 6 years old. This young Kenyan native boy is part of a group of children who were either left on […]

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For the Sake of a Big Mac or Tall Latte - September 17, 2017

The director of St. Irene Orthodox Mission and Orphanage, Father Constantinos, was the youngest of eight children. By the time he was 12 years old his father had died leaving his widowed mother to raise her eight children alone. She was, and is, a loving Orthodox mother, who did her utmost to raise her children […]

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Every Penny Counts - September 10, 2017

When I see a child whose pants don’t cover thin legs & ankles, whose toes have worn through their shoes, or whose skin is chapped and dry from the cold, my heart aches. My mind turns towards a way to help. There are many charitable organizations to which a person can donate. A good question […]

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4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It? - August 13, 2017

Father Constantinos and Presbytera Triza are working towards St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center being self-reliant and self-sustaining; all with the purpose of following Jesus’ command in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where He said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as […]

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Prayer is the light of the soul - August 6, 2017

“There is nothing more worthwhile than to pray to God and to converse with him, for prayer unites us with God as His companions. As our bodily eyes are illuminated by seeing the light, so in contemplating God our soul is illuminated by Him. Of course, the prayer I have in mind is no matter […]

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Concrete Flooring Being Installed - June 16, 2017

St. Innocent Academy’s plea for help has been answered.  Glory to God! In the May 9, 2017 article Seven Floors for Seven Classrooms, readers learned of the need for concrete floors to prevent jigger infections in the feet of students and responded to the call.  Enough donations have been received so that concrete has been purchased and […]

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“Enlarging the Land” Benefits All - June 4, 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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St. Irene Mission Center: Enlarging the Land - May 31, 2017

St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center is an institution that supports orphans and vulnerable children. It was started in the year 2010 by Father Constantinos and Papadhia Teresa, who have played a great role since its inception up to date. It started from a humble single room which was used as a classroom; as well as […]

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Gratitude in Suffering – Kenya 2017 - May 23, 2017

There are days when I can barely move my body. The pain that shoots through me brings tears to my eyes at times.  There are days when the pain that shoots through my mind causes me to writhe in pain.  In my weakness God makes me strong. I am grateful. There are times when I […]

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