Sing Praise!

“Sing to him, make music for him, recount all his wonders!” Today’s reading from Psalms 105 reminds me of the precious children living at St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center in Kitale, Kenya, a home and education program for street children.

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Photo Blog: Kenya

At St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center in Kitale, Kenya, 180 orphans and street children have the opportunity to receive a formal education in a loving Catholic environment. “Thanks to Cross Catholic Outreach’s support of St. John Bosco, these children become more mature.

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Succession of Blessings

Fifteen-year-old Choeurline is one of the lucky ones. Or shall we say, truly blessed ones. Her family of 10 all survived Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. That’s one blessing. They lived more than a year in a tent camp but moved back into their damaged Petionville home because they deemed it safer than the crime-ridden camp. That there was enough of their house left to go back to is blessing number two.

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Safe Haven for Babies

This is Sister Mayra Lopez. She’s the director of St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage in Quito, Ecuador. The precious baby in her arms is Estefania.

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Photo Blog: Ethiopia

Our Projects Officer to Africa, Tara McKinney, just returned from visiting our Cross Catholic partners in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world and more than 70 percent of children under 7 have never had the opportunity to attend school.

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One Happy Student

Kamungo is 8 years old and in second grade. He has reason to smile. Two years ago he was found wandering the streets, hungry and dirty. Today he’s attending one of the best schools in that area of Kenya — Freinademetz Primary School, one of our partners. Kamungo and three of his cousins live together in a stifling-hot one-room house with their elderly grandmother.

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