A deep thank-you to our friends at University UCC
From Day One, individual members and leaders within University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle have been a bedrock of support to Loyce Ong’udi and Mwanzo. This support has expressed itself in different ways.
Recently, at a hosted event, one of the Church’s ministers, Peter Ilgenfritz, shared a heartwarming message of solidarity with Loyce and the community members in Kenya who are our indispensable partners in creating “New Beginnings” (Mwanzo) .
On behalf of the Board and Loyce, I am sharing this message with our community of supporters.
As you gather with your Seattle community today to celebrate Mwanzo and prepare to travel there again, we surround you with our hope and prayers.
Your ongoing, faithful and fruitful work in Rabuor continues to be a source of joy. Your capacity to awaken in us a sense of connection and commitment is truly a gift.
Please greet your family, the schoolchildren and staff, and the folks at St. Mathews parish for us, and remind them that they are also remembered here in our prayers. And when you are done there for the season, hurry home to us and tell us all the new stories of the good things accomplished in Rabuor.
Blessings to you,
Catherine Foote, Peter Ilgenfritz, Amy Roon, and David Anderson
We would also like to share some recent news and photos from Rabuor, Kenya, and our founder and executive director, Loyce Ong’udi!
We are thrilled with the continued progress in moving closer to completing our primary school (Grades 1-8). On a given day there are often 10-20 laborers helping with finishing of the school exterior, installation of the stairway and second-floor guard rails. Work too is proceeding on the teachers’ office space which doubles as the water pumphouse.
I hope these pictures of community members, construction laborers, and other Mwanzo partners brings a big smile to your face!
Yours in service,
Mark Peterson, on behalf of Loyce and the Mwanzo Board
More information at http://www.mwanzo.org/