Glimpses of Heaven in mud huts, and other news from Kenya

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Hello again from Kenya. We’ve had a good week here: positive news about Millicent, the politics are settling down, at least for the moment, and we’ve found plenty to do with our friends here. Let’s start with Millicent. She had her triple bypass operation on Tuesday (31st October) and it went very well. Every report […]

Sue & Richard update 28th October

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Greetings once again from Kenya. This is the usual (for this trip) mix of news about Millicent, politics, and what we’ve been doing. Millicent first. She had a good flight to India and is being well looked after at the hospital. She has undergone thorough tests as a day-patient, and she let us know today […]

Sue & Richard update 24th October 2017

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

These are strange times here in Kenya. The weather is odd for a start: the locals are saying it’s quite unpredictable these days. Not as hot as it has been on previous visits, though still shirtsleeves weather – but plenty of thunderstorms and rain. Heavy rain here also means that the previously dusty ground rapidly […]

Sue & Richard update 18th October 2017: Kware, Millicent, Magina, Elections….

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We made it back to Kenya! Despite some misgivings about coming here during a time of political uncertainty (more of that later), we have seen very little sign of any trouble in the places we have been so far. After good flights (from Southampton – so much easier than London!) followed by long queues to […]

Message of thanks from Millicent

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in News | No Comments

Many thanks to all Pamoja supporters who responded so quickly and generously to our recent message about Millicent.  We have been able to send over £5500 to Millicent towards her operation, which is wonderful.  Her family is planning a fund-raising event on 5th October and they are hopeful after this that there will be enough […]

Millicent Maguke – update September 2017

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in News | No Comments

Millicent is the wonderful lady who, along with her husband Eric, is the inspiration and driving force behind Pamoja’s work in the Magina area.  She is a person of great energy, ideas and passion, and has given her life to serve the Lord by helping the poor people in the place where she lives. In […]

Elections in Kenya 2017: September update

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is a brief update on the political situation in Kenya. It is not a detailed analysis of what is happening in the country, but rather an outline to enable Pamoja supporters to pray. We do not get involved in party politics, but we pray for the election of politicians who are not corrupt, and […]

Blythswood Trust Donates Mosquito Nets

Blythswood Trust Donates Mosquito Nets

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in News | No Comments

Blythswood Trust recently made a donation to Pamoja ( to enable them to buy new mosquito nets in Kenya.  Twenty nets were bought to replace old and worn-out nets for the Mier Pamoja Children’s Care Centre in a rural area near Kisumu.  This is a malaria-prone area with a thriving population of mosquitos, especially when […]

Sue, Richard & Toby – Home again!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Ten days after arriving back home I’ve finally got a few minutes to complete our Autumn 2016 Kenya blog. We’ve been enjoying little luxuries like drinking water from the tap and having hot showers, but have also been busy reporting back on our visit to Pamoja Trustees, checking and passing on the annual reports and […]