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kunya village

KENYA | Monday, 14 September 2009 | Views [1466] | Comments [4]

nango beautiful humans, here i am in kunya village, my first destination. many of you know that 2 years ago i had a vision that upon arriving in africa i would recieve a name. the first night i got to the village, grandmother, the wise woman of the village sat down next to me and said "tell me when you were born, i want to give you  your name"...little did she know the impact of her words. i am kena achieng, kena who was born when the sun was risen. what a beautiful welcoming.

ive been doing so much already, working with circle of hope day care, the girl child revolution, the tailoring school, and the aids and hiv clinic next week. it is an amazing experience thus far. the kids manage to keep smiles on their faces because it is all they know.

this saturday i was intending to teach the girl child group about 8 girls, how to prepare american pancakes...word spread quickly and within minutes i had 65 eager children at my side trying to peer into the process. it was wonderful to feed the kids as that may have been their only meal that day.

at circle of hope monday-friday we give the kids 2 meals and rinse down w/dirty water from the infested waters of lake victoria. its all we can do for them right now but it is something at least.

anyway if this works, you should see their beautiful faces singing to mama lija after i get this video on here.

i have made it to the homeland and i really am a sister to them all and their welcoming hearts let me know it whenever i step out my door. thanks for the many supportive hearts out there and ill be back on the net in a long time im sure....

kwe hera

kena achieng 

Tags: africa, kids, love, mama

 

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Oh, Kena, I was so sad I couldn't talk to you long when you called! It was the first day of school and I was expecting children with minutes. I miss you at my program. Amy isn't going to work out. But, wonderful to hear your voice and know that you are safe and full of hope in fulfillment of your amazing mission. I will try to contribute to your cause when I can..the rest of my family (Luke esp.) want to try to do so as well. Luke has moved back home. I have been giving your website to a few: Mary, Maya, and Jr. Keep well and keep shining that wonderful light of yours!

  carol Sep 15, 2009 2:47 AM

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Kena,
Iam so glad you made it and you are doing well. You are in my prayers along with the children there. I know you will make a big impact on the children. If you ever want to talk you can call me. I am off on Fridays most weeks. 1-208-452-7356
Love you bunches,
Aunt Tammy
P/S I will be sending money to your mom. Every little bit helps. Much love

  Aunt Tammy Sep 16, 2009 1:15 PM

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Kena Achieng, Angel of Sun Light and Warm Love. Blessings!

  Genevieve Nov 13, 2009 2:54 PM

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Hello beautiful love,
I am glad you are doing so well and are touching so many lives. We are here in Eugene for you, we love you so much and think about you every day. Thank you for sharing so much and helping us to share all the way across the world. We will continue our donations and help you in your quest. I love you so much, thank you Kena.
Love
Jennah Dawn

  Jennah Litecky Dec 15, 2009 11:52 AM

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