It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime house mother at PCH, Mrs. Elvilla ‘Kagendo’ Mburu. She died peacefully on Sunday with her family at her side after an extended illness. Kagendo was 61 years old and had devoted the last 10+ years of her life to the orphans that came to the PCH orphanage. Along with a dedicated staff, Kagendo poured out her love and gave tirelessly her time to ensure that the girls at the orphanage knew a loving God and had hope for a purpose-filled life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The whole PCH organization prays for continued strength for her husband, Kenneth, and for the three children as they deal with the grief of losing a wife and mother.
A fund has been created for those wishing to make a donation to defray medical and funeral expenses for the family. Excess money received will go into a fund for future medical expenses of the orphans and staff at PCH in Kenya. DONATE
A couple of youngsters in Toledo, OH recently decided to do something to help the orphans at PCH in Kenya. So, they setup a lemonade stand in front of their house to raise money for the orphanage. Grace and Reed Crowell raised $37.44 with their hard work and ingenuity. They can be seen here with a couple of enthusiastic friends during the event.
Thanks to people like Grace and Reed, the 47 orphans at PCH are getting the love and nurturing they need to become all God wants them to be. Please consider adding to this “pass it forward” idea by creating your own fundraiser. Contact Larry Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Or, to make a donation of your own, go to the PCH website at: providencekenya.org and click on the GIVE tab.
If you want to visit the PCH Kenya campus and can get away this fall, here’s your chance. Larry Watson will be leading a team to Kenya from October 24 – November 7. This will be a low-key trip with emphasis on spending time with the orphans, school children and staff. We will do some light project work fitted to the skills of the team. This will likely include painting classrooms and planting sapplings, among other things. The cost will depend on your point of origin but is expected to be $2,000 – $2,500 per person. This will not include a safari, but one can be arranged at the end of the trip for those wishing to participate in that. If you are interested in this fulfilling adventure, please contact Larry Watson at (919) 805-4399, email@example.com for more information.
To register for the trip, go to http://providencekenya.org/?p=1260 .
On February 13, a group of about 60 ladies met in Southern California to enjoy High Tea and to help raise money for PCH orphans graduating from high school. The event was a rousing success with over $8,000 pledged to the benefit of the PCH College/Vocational training fund. We currently have one orphan attending nursing school, Valentine Kekoi. She is doing quite well with her studies and has set the example for the six seniors now in high school who will graduate at the end of this year. It is estimated that the cost for college or vocational training beyond high school will be $4,000 per year per student. So, a total of $28,000 per year needs to be pledged to meet these needs for at least the next three years. If you would like to join in and pledge for this great cause, please visit our website at http://provdencekenya.org and click on the GIVE tab. There, you will find the link to the College/Vocational training fund.
The girls for whom college/vocational training funds are needed are as follows:
Cynthia Lutome Felista Wnjiku Lilian Atieno Valentine Kekoi
Mercy Sidho Rahab Wacu Sharon Amondi
Pictures from the Tea: