Monday, January 28, 2008

Photos - Peace Conference, Kakamega 1/24-27/2008

Kenyan National Quaker Peace Conference,
held in Kakamega, Kenya,
January 24-27, 2008.

These photos were posted by Eden Grace, FUM Field Staff member serving in the Africa Ministries Office, based in Kisumu, Kenya.

We gratefully receive these photos of Friends leaders, hard at work on discussions about peacebuilding and reconciliation.

We acknowledge the personal risks Friends have taken to travel to Kakamega for this historic meeting, and we are hopeful that their resolutions will bring constructive action as they return to their local communities throughout the country.

Eden Grace's service and ministry in Kenya is enabling rapid mobilization of local Quaker leaders and organizations, and facilitating smooth communication between Friends on different continents. In addition to her regular administrative responsibilities for communication among the fifteen yearly meetings, oversight of the Friends missions in Samburu and Turkana and the Friends hospitals at Lugulu and Kaimosi, Eden has been quick to respond constructively to the current post-election crisis. We appreciate the support of her family in Kisumu--her husband, James, and her two young sons.

It has been a pleasure to read the clear, concise reports sent promptly by Eden during the conference. Click on any of the links in the top box of the right sidebar for reports from the conference.

Please generously support the Grace family through Friends United Meeting--click here for the link to contribute funds.

Earmark your contribution for "Grace Family Ministry."

Friends United Meeting Field Staff must raise 100% of their ministry funds, and their continued work depends on the generosity of Friends like you.

Encourage individual members and your local Friends Church or Quaker meeting to support each of FUM's Field Staff families through a monthly pledge--the Graces and the Richmonds serve in East Africa.

And once again, kindly request your local meeting or church to share resources with the "Kenya Relief Fund" through FUM.

The need for extra funds is great at this time, and due to the displacement of tens of thousands of people, Friends' ministries in Kenya will likely require relief and extra support for many months.

Contributions may be made online by clicking here, or checks can be sent by post to:

Friends United Meeting
Global Ministries
101 Quaker Hill Drive
Richmond, IN 47374-1980 USA.

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