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Naivasha, Kenya – Post #6 (Rev. David Miller)

Tomorrow we leave.  It has been an exhilarating and exhausting seven days (2 traveling, 5 in Kenya).  We have met hundreds of at risk young adults.  We have heard their heartbreaking stories; become friends with far too many who have had their parents die; listened to them call us their new family; and celebrated their […]

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Naivasha, Kenya – Post #5 (Rev. David Miller)

Today we visited Sanctuary.  It’s one of the slums alongside of Lake Navaisha.  The people who live there come from all over Kenya in hopes of securing a job at one of the flower farms that supply cut flowers to England.  Work on the flower farms does not require a lot of skill.  But it […]

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Naivasha, Kenya – Post #4 (Rev. David Miller)

During our time in Kenya, we are staying at a hotel on the edge of the Rift Valley.  It surrounded by a lush canopy of green from yellow-barked Acacia trees.  In the distance is the aqua blue of Lake Naivasha with its large population of hippopotamus.  Each morning after breakfast our team gathers on the […]

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Naivasha, Kenya – Post #2 (Rev. David Miller)

Allow me to introduce you to George.  He is the driver of our mini-van.  Mario Andretti has nothing on him!  He could be Jimmy Johnson’s Kenyan twin brother.  Please don’t misunderstand.  George is incredibly competent.  And he takes our safety very seriously.  But let’s just say there were a few times when I felt very […]

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Naivasha, Kenya – Post #1: (Rev. David Miller)

So we are off!  We gathered at the airport at 11 this morning.  Boarding a 777, we flew 14 long hours to Dubai.  Allow me summarize the flight in two words.  Screaming.  Baby.  Right.  Behind.  Me.  Okay – that’s five words.  Did I mention 14 hours of flight time?  Not that I find it easy […]

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Shepherd’s Hope

For this week’s fast, items are being donated to Shepherd’s Hope, a faith-based organization of volunteers that provides access to health care for the uninsured. Above is a list of suggestions. We will be collecting donations on Sunday, Apr. 9.  

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Stations of the Cross at the Polasek Museum

Gathered in His Name, the intercessory prayer group of the church has organized a special Lenten experience for our church community at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens on April the 9th (Palm Sunday). The Museum and Gardens will be open from 11am to 1pm for FUMCWP guests before opening to the public at […]

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Hannah’s Closet

In the fall of 1997 the ladies of Hannah held their first children’s consignment sale. The sale took place the same weekend as the Methodist School Fall Festival and sales are reported to have been approximately $1,600. Twenty years later Hannah’s Closet has become an annual event that is anticipated among parents and grandparents in […]

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