In 2001, the people of Jimmi Kimuyu's home community in Masii, Kenya, were in dire need. Ground down by deep poverty, the community's adults were struggling to care for more than 40 children who had been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Jimmi turned to his Kansas City colleague, Dr. John Helgesen, for advice.
What could be done to help the orphans and their guardians, he asked? And who could provide that help?Dr. John had two recommendations: First, prayer. Second, a conversation with people at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
That was the humble beginning of the Kenyan Children's Fund (KCF). Founded by Dr. John, Jimmi and other Immanuel members and powered by faithful and generous donations, the KCF provides 45 needy children in the Masii region of Kenya with:
Special KCF projects include:
Contributions to the KCF always are welcome. No donation is too small! You can donate:
For more information, contact Mary Jo Moore, 816-309-7858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These U.S. committee members work closely with a partner committee is Masii.
Mary Jo Moore
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