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Bringing Yogananda to Kenya

I’ve started a “Go Fund Me” page to help raise fund to buy a small plot of land for a church for this group. Please see more at the link below:


Hi Everyone,
I just received this message from Rev Wangai. The photos are blurry, but they give the general idea. I recently sent him money to cover the childrens’ school fees. If you would like to make a contribution to help them after this flood, I will forward on to him any donations I receive. I still use Western Union – but the processing fee is $15.00 each time. I would like to switch to paypal – but I am not sure if that can work well on his end. Anyway – even the tiny bit of support that I am able to raise for him does seem to help.



Please send to :

Mary Kretzmann
14618 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959

Dear Rev. Mary,

Receive greetings in Jesus name. I have been busy due to the heavy rains that we have had. I was looking for a place to put the children because where we used to stay is now flooded. This area is where most of our members rent houses because they are cheap and most of the widows can afford. We are asking for support for food for the ladies, some of them their property was carried away by floods. I was getting the kids out of that area as you can see in the photos.

i have sent several photos for you to see how floods have affected us.

Yours Rev. Wangai

Kenyan lion cub saved by mum

Sending along this extra piece on saving life in Kenya:
Cliffhanger! Lion cub saved by mum in dramatic scenes caught on camera as he cries out pitifully for help
Clinging on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, the tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.
His mother arrives at the edge of the precipice with three other lionesses and a male. The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop.
Eventually one single factor determines which of them will risk her life to save the youngster – motherly love.

The drama begins: The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped

On the brink: Four lionesses look over the edge before aborting their rescue mission because of the sheer drop
Slowly, agonisingly, the big cat edges her way down towards her terrified son, using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side.
One slip from her and both animals could end up dead at the bottom of the ravine.

Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and he is snatched up in her jaws.
She then begins the equally perilous journey back to the top. Minutes later, they arrive and she gives the frightened creature a consoling lick on the head.
The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in Kenya ’s Masai Mara game reserve.
Despite the presence of wardens to deter poachers, day-to-day life for the lions is not without its dangers … as the cub learned the hard way.

Rescue mission: The mother inches her way down the cliff face to rescue the terrified cub before locking him in her jaws and making her way back up the cliff face

Motherly love: The mother gives her son a lick to say that all is well in the pride following the drama

Greetings and photos

This letter came in earlier this summer – I am sorry I did not forward it on sooner; I will do better on this in the future! Promise!


Mary Kretzmann

PS – Click on the photos to enlarge them. I will be trying to adjust the ones that are sideways or upside down!

Dear Rev. Mary,
Receive greetings in Jesus name. We had a great seminar it was for teaching prayers. I have taken the responsibility of teaching even the children myself about the prayers. Your teachings about prayers have lifted us spiritually, and we are happy for them. the goat project is going on well. The chicks are also doing very fine. The machines of the sister shona is also doing ok although there is no much work for the shona sisters because people are busy ploughing and planting and there is a lot of sunshine the food ie maize 2kg is $ 1 the little money they get they use it to buy food for themselves and the children.
I am happy for the women because they are very eager to learn more about the prayers.
I have sent you photos of the seminar we had as i was teaching, one i was teaching, the other one people were praying, then kids taking food being served by my wife, Kids playing. The last term the kids were very happy since you paid their school fees they were never sent back home for school fees.The schools were closed and were re-opened on 2nd/May/ 2011. Receive greetings from all the members. We had one pastor from Nakuru branch under the Ananda Kenya Prayer Ministry. He was very happy of the projects that were going on because he had not come for sometime. I usually send copies of prayers to our other churches so that they continue learning as we are doing here. Receive greetings from my family, my wife and kids send their greetings. Greet all our Ananda members there. once you receive the photos kindly inform me.
God bless you
Pastor Wangai


Rev Wangai Rukwaro leading healing prayers


This is a note with photos that I received recently. I will send a more complete update separately.


Mary Kretzmann

PS – Click on the photos to enlarge them

Rev. Mary
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. I went to visit our church members at Kong’orai to supply them food.
it was just a little food that I borrowed from my friends.
the photos that I have set you displays when i was preaching and also when i was distributing the food to the members.

God bless you
Rev. Wangai

Sewing projects, goats and school fees

I received this letter today from Rev Wang. My reply follows after the 2 photos :

Dear Reverend Mary,
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. I have paid the tuition fees for those children. I  have also bought uniform for the others. And i hope they do well in school..

Water hyacinth (as free chicken feed)  is not found at our place, it can be found in Lake Victoria far from Us. Instead we are using the chicken feeds from the shops. The chicken we have are layers but the eggs are used for incubation. At first we bought three dozen of chicks,now they are 120 chickens, and we have sold 50 chickens. Chicken feeds are very expensive for us but we are trying.

And we have build a goat’s house. Goats can feed from from under zero grazing. From the pictures you will see those five 5 goats.We bought  4 goats, and now we have 5 goats.The manager will be Lucy Nyambura (in the picture), she is a good manager and a good teacher.

The sewing machines are used in veranda because we don’t have buildings for them so we pay the space in veranda.There is  a plot (50 by 100) nearby that someone want to sale. The plot cost 1500 Dollars and is paid in two installment.   So if you can help us with that cash we can buy the plot and we use for both worship and projects.

Thank you and Please reply.

About the widows and children, are all well. God Bless you.

Reverend Wangai

My reply:

Dear Rev. Wangai,
Thank you for your letter and the pictures. I am glad to now you are selling some chickens to make some money to help pay for chicken feed. Could you possibly also sell some eggs to help pay for the feed? Then you would be getting some money every day from the eggs. 
Is it possible for the children to find some leafy greens and bring them back to the chickens? Or are they already free-range chickens? Your flock has grown quite a bit and that is wonderful. 
I am glad to know the sewing projects are doing well. The goat pen looks very nice. I especially appreciated the care that someone put into preparing the long branches to use them as poles for the fence wall. It is very nicely done.
I am sorry to say that I do not have money to fund the purchase of the plot, but I will let some people know about the opportunity. 
Thank you again for all you are doing for the ladies and the children.
God bless you.
Rev. Mary

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