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Back to School

The new school year is off to a great start at Rapha Community Center. Everywhere you look, there are signs of vibrant life. Steady rains have helped our flowers to bloom, and our crops to thrive. It is the first year since before the pandemic that we will have a good harvest of fruits

There are so many reasons

I took my first trip to Kenya 17 years ago. Since then, the course of my life has been fueled by the absolute determination to make a positive difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. It hasn't been easy. There have been times when I wanted to walk away. In those difficult

A Special Thank You

I received a message from a graduate of Rapha Secondary School thanking me for all I've done to help her. She expressed her gratitude for the education she received and for the opportunities she had to improve her life and move toward a brighter future. I was so touched by Mary's message, and it

He Is On His Way

I shared Edward's story last year. He was finishing his final year of school at Rapha Secondary, ready to begin a new chapter in his life. His goal was to continue his arts education, and I'm thrilled to say that Edward has done just that since leaving Rapha. When I was in Kenya this

We Shine Brighter Together

One night, Steven and Regina fell peacefully asleep in their beds. When they woke the next morning their world was completely different. Their house was empty; their mother was gone. Day turned to night, but she still did not return home. Regina did her best to take care of her younger brother. They survived

A Light in the Darkness

In only a few short weeks our Form 4 students will begin their KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations. The testing process is rigorous and will last throughout the month of November. Completion of this exam marks the culmination of their secondary school education. For many of our students though, this achievement represents

He is Healing Because of You

John was hit by a car when he was a child. His injuries were never treated and as he has grown, the bones in his right leg haven't developed properly. The doctor said he needed to have a corrective procedure within the next two years or the damage would be permanent. I shared his

They Were Left All Alone

I met Steven and Regina for the first time on my recent trip to Kenya. They are siblings who had just joined our community during the prior month. Their father had died and their mother had abandoned them. They are about 4 and 5 years old, but since their birth certificates could not be

The Drought is Real

We've tried to plant maize three times at Rapha Community Center in the past year. Each time it seemed like the rains were on the way, we'd plant, but the rains never came. All of our attempts ended in failure. This is the same experience so many farmers are experiencing across Kenya. The

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