Grace gets news glasses — and preparing to say farewell

Grace gets news glasses — and preparing to say farewell

Lent 2021 newsletter   Kathy Flatoff, Kenya Shortly before Christmas a woman named Grace came to St. Patrick’s Dispensary and asked if we would buy eyeglasses for her. Unfortunately, our dispensary does not have funds to do that. I listened to her story and found out...
The children of Bangla

The children of Bangla

December 2020 newsletter   Kathy Flatoff, Kenya Merry Christmas from Mombasa. I hope you are all doing well in the midst of so much unrest and suffering in our world. Despite what is happening around us, let’s take time to prepare for the birth of our Savior. Our hope...
Feeding malnourished children in Kenya

Feeding malnourished children in Kenya

Life here amid the pandemic in Mombasa, Kenya is trying to get back to normal as churches, restaurants and some hotels slowly reopen. At our St. Patrick’s Dispensary in the informal settlement of Bangla, it has been “business as usual”: We strive to cure the sick,...
HOPE Project helps families with emergency food

HOPE Project helps families with emergency food

Many of the children that our HOPE (Helping Orphans Pursue Education) Project in Mombasa, Kenya, serves have lost both parents. Some live with a single surviving parent, and others live with family members and, in some cases, community members who have taken them in....
Christmas in Bangla

Christmas in Bangla

…the informal settlement of Bangla, where I work. Most of them are struggling from day to day, living in an endless cycle of poverty. How do they celebrate Christmas while…