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My Trip to Kenya: Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Wednesday, 1/24/19 12:12 pm

By |2020-04-28T09:25:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

We arrived at the airport in Nairobi, finally, around 1am.  Poor Fr Methodius!  He’d been sitting at the airport since 11pm waiting for our flight!  He did not know that it was delayed!  When we powered up our phones again, there was a message from him asking if we were still coming!  Thankfully, he did [...]

Part 02: My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland 1/21/19 10:46

By |2020-04-28T09:25:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

    Love Field (Airport) We are already through security at Love Field in Dallas.  Took 22 minutes! TSA workers were smiling and friendly and helpful, in spite of the government shutdown and working without getting a paycheck.  No hiccups at all.  Right now we are sitting at a La Madeleine café, waiting for our [...]

My Trip to Kenya-A blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 01 – Jan 18 2019 (ns)

By |2020-04-28T09:25:20+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Trip to Kenya- A blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 01 – Jan 18 2019 (ns) Last fall, Fr Methodius of Orthodox Africa came to the US to raise awareness of and funds for the orphanage he has established in Kinangop, Kenya. Kinangop is a small, remote village 50 miles northeast of Nairobi. It [...]

Biography-The Late Bishop Athanasios Akunda’s of Kisumu and all Western Kenya

By |2020-04-28T09:25:21+00:00January 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

H.G Bishop Athanasius Akunda was born Amos Akunda in Kenya in 1971. He was the eldest of six children whose father is a theologian from St. Tikhons Theological Seminary. He became Orthodox at the age of 8 after his parents converted to Orthodoxy. He attended Makarios III Seminary in Kenya and graduated with a Diploma [...]

IS IT EVIL TO ADVERTISE ABORTION? -Kenya orders Marie Stopes to ‘cease’ all abortion services

By |2020-04-28T09:25:21+00:00December 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

IS IT EVIL TO ADVERTISE ABORTION? Pro-life Nation of Kenya orders international abortion business Marie Stopes to ‘cease’ all abortion services Kenyan medical authorities have banned Marie Stopes, the worldwide abortion provider, from offering any kind of abortion services. In September 2018, Marie Stopes was instructed to desist from promoting its services via Kenyan radio [...]


By |2020-04-28T09:25:21+00:00December 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

SENSIBLE ADVISE FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS Fasting for the Pregnant Woman / Fasting when family members resist. Fasting is something that must be done by the heart as well as by the stomach. The nursing or pregnant woman should not follow the strict fast. She should fast according to the Spirit. This is not hard to [...]

Icon of St. Nektarios streams myrrh on his feast day, Archbishop of Nairobi reports

By |2020-04-28T09:25:21+00:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Nairobi, Kenya, November 14, 2018 A miracle occurred at the seminary in Nairobi recently, reports His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (Tillyrides) of Nairobi and All Kenya. On November 9, the feast of the great St. Nektarios of Aegina, an icon of the saint at the Patriarchal Seminary of Archbishop Makarios III in Nairobi, where they faithfully [...]

Who speaks on their behalf to world-wide Orthodox organizations and churches?

By |2020-04-28T09:25:21+00:00November 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

THE REASON I KEEP MAKING APPEALS FOR FUNDS. Grace and peace to you. Being the Director of an organization that is fully reliant on donations, I believe it is important to periodically share why that is the case. Did you know that many other missions like St Barnabas receive support from their Bishop who speaks [...]

I did an in depth search for information about their lives and families

By |2020-04-28T09:25:22+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Do you remember the four children who showed up on my doorstep asking for help? As promised, I did an in depth search for information about their lives and families. It led me to more devastating information. The children were facing more and difficult challenges than they had first explained to me. The family of [...]

They were sent to you by the Lord, and He knows your compassionate heart

By |2020-04-28T09:25:22+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Should I say YES or NO to them ? Earlier today these four children came to my house accompanied by no adult. The following conversation occurred: Abbah: What do you want! Children: We want you to help us get education. Abbah: Why? I see you are wearing a school uniform from a school I know. [...]