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Its been a very colorful time and now the leaves are coming down and we need to prepare for shorter and colder days.
The co-founder and executive director of City of Hope in Tanzania visited friends at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT. City of Hope is the home and the primary school for the 100 children who live there and it is also the school for an additional 300 day students. A secondary school is needed so that students who finish Class Seven can continue their education.
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One weekend, people from eleven churches in Darien, CT packed 215,000 meals at the Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event. Children, young and old, had fun putting veggies, vitamins, soy and rice in bags that will feed many hungry children in poor countries like Haiti.
Friends in Bethany celebrated their 25th anniversary by renewing their marriage vows. They also assured everyone of their continued commitment to helping the 330 children at The Nambale Magnet School in Kenya. Two other friends of NMS will be in Kenya at the beginning of November to celebrate with the first graduating class.
Alpha, with a series of ten videos featuring Nicky Gumble, is going on now at
St. John Church in Darien, CT. It has helped thousands who have doubts and questions about their Christian faith, and it especially attracts young people who are asking "Is there more to life than this?"
God of joy, peace and happiness,
we thank You for the many times
that Your Spirit has enabled us
to live truly grateful lives,
happy with the world, with ourselves
and with all of our relationships.
Yet time and again,
so many other spirits seduce us away
from this faith experience
that we know to be truer than true.
So we thank You for this reflection
and return to the "normalcy"
of a grateful heart
again and again.
Friends of City of Hope
Feeding His Starving Children
Celebrating 25 Years Together
Gathering with Alpha Friends