Tag Archives: Kenya

Who is my neighbor?

Christine Bodewes, a former Markynoll lay missioner in Kenya, reflects on learning the lesson of the parable of the Good Samaritan. By Christine Bodewes Today’s Gospel calls on us to treat our neighbor as our self – it is one of the most challenging Gospels for me. It asks us to think deeply about who exactly is our neighbor. We know...
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‘Miko, Miko!’ Lessons from a fire

A house fire, a graduation and loving your neighbors By Mike Garr Friday, May 10, was graduation day for Marianist Technical Institute in Mombasa, Kenya, where I teach catering. The weeks leading up to that day were consumed with a variety of challenges on many fronts, and I had been pushed to my limits. I often asked myself what God...
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Lay Missioner serves people with HIV in Kenya

Coralis Salvador gives HOPE in Mombasa  By Sean Sprague Coralis Salvador quotes part of a homily a Kenyan priest gave many years ago: “We are the body of Mary and we give birth to Jesus … not by words but by how we relate to one another.” That message, she says, has kept her on the path she has traveled...
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Betty the Survivor

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter St Patrick’s Dispensary, where I work as a nurse in Mombasa, Kenya, offers an outreach clinic at Kiberani every other Friday. This location is to better serve a population located about four miles away from our regular clinic, and is held at the St Francis’ school where Maryknoll Lay Missioner Teresa Villaruz teaches...
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Income Generating Projects in Kenya are Ever-Evolving

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner John O’Donoghue The Kapenguria Women’s Co-operative Group, one of the income-generating projects I help counsel, is now four years old. Presently, they are 17 members in their group; they would like the group not to exceed a membership of 20. Recent conversations with this group caused me to recognize that there is no such thing...
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Seizures: Curse or Disease?

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter Hamida is a 10 year old girl living in the slum of Bangladesh on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya.  Because of a seizure disorder, her mother never sent her to school, wanting to protect her from the shame and embarrassment of having a seizure in front of classmates. In Kenya and many other countries...
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One-on-One Attention for Youth Makes a Difference

Written by Curt Klueg My wife (Anita) and I co-coordinate the HOPE project which helps meet the educational needs of youth affected by AIDS. Most of our students have lost one or both of their parents to the disease. One of our activities is facilitating a twice-monthly session at the program’s learning center. There, we assist with basic tutoring, book...
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A Light Shed into Poverty: Kenya Ministry

Curt Klug together with his wife Anita, co-direct project H.O.P.E for the Diocese of Mombasa in Kenya as Maryknoll Lay Missioners. This ministry seeks to assure that no child orphaned by AIDS on the West and  North Coasts of Mombasa is deprived of basic education needs, as well as to enhance support for orphans and their guardian/family through a holistic...
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The Will to Live: Healthcare in Kenya

Written by Judy Walter. Stephen Lukes was born September 1st, 2014 at home with a traditional birth attendant. He was born into poverty in Kiberani, the poorest section of Bangladesh slum just outside of Mombasa, Kenya. The residents of Kiberani eke out a living by rummaging through the garbage of Mombasa, at the dump site just across the road from...
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