Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kenyan Update

Hello friends,

From time to time I've blogged about Kipngeno  and his need for sponsorship to attend medical school. Kipngeno is a very bright high school graduate from the highlands of Kenya.  Though it was a huge struggle financially with not knowing where his funds were coming from, he managed to finish first year medical studies and sustain his desire to continue medical studies.

My efforts to find him a sponsor have gone in vain but I am thanking God because now Kipngeno has finally received a loan from his government to pay for his tuition.  Praise God!!

Kipngeno still needs some modest support to pay for transport from his home to his university each new term and to pay for his room and board.  The costs are a lot less than in America and if you are able to help at all it would be gratefully appreciated.

Kipngeno on the far right with his classmate in the middle and Jonah on the far left.

Please send any donations to me and I will send them on to him in Kenya. It costs about $300 total for Term 1 (room and board, travel).  I don't expect any one person will be able to cover the full amount but if you can help at all, any amount you can send would be a huge help. Somehow with God's help, and a little help from others here and there, Kipngeno will get through another year of medical studies. Kenya is in dire need of doctors and medical professionals. If you are new to this story and this need and you would like to help Kipngeno through the longer term I would love to hear from you!

In other matters, Jonah's mother is still in hospital in Eldoret. She was released and went home to the village but was readmitted to Moi University Hospital in Eldoret before Christmas. She is suffering from some kind of vascular,  blood and paralysis issues.  Doctors believe it is caused by decades of bending over to cook and do the work that village women do.  Doctors would like her to be transferred to hospital in Nairobi for further treatment and surgery.  Your prayers for her and all the associated needs would be most welcome.

Thank you.


Bossy Betty said...

I wish him well and admire you for all you do!

Rosemary said...

You are doing such wonderful work, Kipngeno is a lucky man and I wish him success with his studies.

Diane said...

Wishing you a very good 2013 and of course to Jonah as well. May it be a healthy and prosperous one for all. Take care Diane

Jan said...

That's good news. If I can help I will. Thanks for keeping us up to date with everything.

Joyful said...

Thank you everyone for the well wishes.

Thank you Jan for thinking about helping. If you can help, I'd love to hear from you. Blessings. xx

Denise said...

Thanks for the update, praying.

Lonicera said...

Would love to help - and little Lynet too (any news on how she is?), but I've seriously overspent at Christmas and need to recover a bit first, but I won't forget.

Joyful said...

Thank you so much friends for your good wishes and to those of you who intend to contribute, thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God richly bless each of you.xx

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