4th PAAV Spring Banquet invite

PAAV Spring Banquet 4-21-18 Invitation

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PAAV March Newsletter

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Post Banquet

 


From: “Wanjiru Mukunga” <mukungaw@q.com>
To: “WANJIRU MUKUNGA” <mukungaw@q.com>, “PAAV International Ministries” <paav.gitombo@q.com>
Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 8:03:16 AM
Subject: Fwd: PAAV MAD in Gitombo Banquet 4/29 – Thank you!

Dear Friends!

The PAAV Banquet last Saturday was a huge success!
As I write I am thinking of you and every other PAAV partner! Thank you for your great support towards PAAV to adopt Gitombo, empower the people of Gitombo B to transform this small community in Kenya. Your prayers, encouraging thoughts and kind donations did make the event a success! How we thank God for the Banquet Committee for the way they invested themselves using their gifts, talents and creative skills to make the Saturday event successful! They deserve a good pat on the back!
In spite of the snowstorm we had a full house of great time with the silent auction, Kenyan food, entertainment from the African Band &Isukuti Dancers!
So how did we do? In total we raised close to $20,000.00! Adding the pre sent -Banquet donations gives us a much bigger figure. Moreover, we continue to receive checks from those who were not able to attend the Banquet last Saturday. Thank you all! soon, we will hit the $50,000 mark! All by God’s grace. I will keep you posted. Our target is getting over $50,000.00 to get at least one of the two pieces of land (shamba) on sale. I will be doing  a follow-up Shamba drive to reach more people so we do not miss the opportunity to buy this land (shamba)
For now, let us celebrate the Banquet success! To God be the glory! Thank you all for your great support!
Blessings,
Smiling Wanji
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PAAV 3rd Banquet Invite

PAAV Banquet Invitation card April 29 2017

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PAAV Banquet Invitation card April 29 2017 3

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PAAV-Gitombo February Newsletter 2017

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Celebrating the Life of Waithera “Wagicunji” Cege

The lady whose picture has been featured in the PAAV website and has appeared in many of our PAAV communication died on  Wednesday August. 24, 2016.

wagicunjiOur condolences go to her family and the entire Gitombo B community as they grieve the loss of a long standing member of the community and one whose life has been intertwined in all forms of development in Gitombo B Village.

On my part I feel the loss because Mrs Waithera Cege known in Gitombo village as “Wagicunji,” has been tied up with PAAV. since we started the ministry in Gitombo B.  This goes to that day in 2009 when I met her on the road. The above is the picture I took then during my visit/encounter with her. After we parted I was so convicted/challenged to do something about her and indeed the whole village. That day I remembered her as she used to be when I was a little girl. Yet, nothing seemed to have changed that much. I had. She had spent most of her life carrying firewood or fetching water, without shoes, change of clothes and not enough to eat. Yet she worked hard everyday like most people in the community. Her son died some years back and left her  to take care of his children.

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2013 Trip with Wagicunji on the right

I am so glad that PAAV brought her some joy. Her granddaughter, the only student we have in high school, is sponsored through PAAV. Since we made water accessible in Gitombo B, Wagicunji did not have to go far to fetch water. She has been able to witness the first school in Gitombo B – New Hope School and joyous children going and coming from school! Her dreams to see basic needs available, in this case water and education have been partly been fulfilled.

Wagicunji is finally HOME! Let us pray for her family and especially her grand daughter who is our only secondary school student sponsored through PAAV – pray that she will grow and develop to become all that her grandmother envisioned and prayed for. Thank you for her sponsor!

Thank you for allowing me to share that. God bless you for making a difference in her life and the Gitombo Community

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Epiphany Devotional to Support PAAV

Dear PAAV Friends,

Microsoft Word - Advent to Epiphany advert 2.docxMy friend Liena Apsukrapsa has recently had her 2016 Advent – Epiphany Devotional published for use during this Christmas and beyond! She has informed me that if you buy the devotional, part of the proceeds from the sale of this timely Christmas gift will be donated to PAAV!  Please open the attached flyer to read more about authors plus information on the book and the links!  advent-to-epiphany

Be blessed as you use the Devotional while at the same time you will be making difference in the lives of the children in Gitombo! See the attached recent photo of the Gitombo community children who have faithfully been coming to the Sunday School every Sunday afternoon. The funds raised from the Liena devotional will be used to provide Bible Study materials and refreshments for them. Every dollar counts!  I am so excited about the spiritual formation of these future leaders in Gitombo!

You could go a step further and let your friends and the Church know about the opportunity to be blessed while making a difference in Gitombo!

children-with-biblesWhatsoever you do for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you do unto Me ” Matthew 25:40

Blessings,
Wanji

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