More goats & chickens soon!

Dear Friends,

I just sent Rev. Wangai money for 2-3 more goats, and chickens (they already have 2 goats and a dozen chickens)… Your combined generosity has allowed me to do this and help them get up to a moderate goat dairy much more quickly than I had anticipated! Thank you!

It is important to note that without your help – the cost of dairy goats for these widows would be entirely prohibitive. It is life-changing that they have this opportunity now.   You’ll note that I mention the “barn” (really a repaired shed).  I was relieved that they had this shed to fix up – because the cost of building a structure would have escalated the project beyond the scope of this effort.

I  enclose part of my e-mail to him, below. We stay in touch, and he seems to be managing the project well. He understands the principles of delegating practical authority, while yet remaining strong in his spiritual guidance of the congregation.

I have reserved some money to cover the postage costs to send to him the book, The Second Coming of Christ, by Paramhansa Yogananda.  It is already purchased, now I have to wrap  it up securely to send it. I will also include a few other small items in the box. It feels like a blessed event that this book is getting shipped to Kenya. I will coach him from afar – by suggesting a few short passages at a time.  Many Christians in Africa have strong faith, and these blessed words can take that faith to a deeper level.

If any of you would like to go in on a Christmas season gift for the widows and orphans, it would be most appreciated.  A friend of mine said that her relatives will be  doing it together as a family gift.  This is all still a rather informal effort – and please know that 100% of the money goes to this project.

God bless you all.

Joy!

Mary  Kretzmann

PS – I will post pics soon when he sends of of the news goats and chickens.

Excerpt of my recent e-mail to him:

Dear Rev. Wangai,

…Please use the money to buy 2 goats and many more chickens, plus feed and supplies, OR you may use it to buy 3 goats and a few extra chickens. Please decide according to what makes the most sense to you right now.  If the barn will hold only 10 goats, it may be best for now to simply increase the herd by 2 more, so there will be room for the baby goats, when they are all born. Or – if you decide there is indeed enough room – this is a good time to get 3 new goats. But you can talk it over with your man there who knows about goats, and make the decision.

I have purchased “The Second Coming Of Christ” and I will be preparing a package to send to you.

…Please use this payment in the best possible manner to set up the operation.  You have done very well with the resources so far, so I trust your judgement…

News: Today I will be making a better video of the affirmation, “I will with my own will….” A man in our Ananda Community has better video equipment and he helps us make videos that look more professional. It will also be easier for you to understand what I am saying., and thus easier for you to teach the affirmation.

May the blessings of Christ be ever with you, your family, and your congregation.

Joy!

Rev. Mary Kretzmann

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janet Greenwood
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 22:45:23

    Thanks Mary for keeping us up to date on this project. Sounds like both you and the reverend are doing a wonderful job with the resources available.
    Many blessings,
    Janet Greenwood

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  2. marykretzmann
    Nov 13, 2010 @ 09:42:10

    Thanks Janet!

    Now that the herd can expand to 4-5 does, I want to ask him if they have any plans for expanding the barn, or??? At least they have room for the first baby goats. With 40 widows and their children, they could definitely keep a heard of goats larger that 10 – so we’ll see. But this is such an improvement for them over what they had before (nothing…)

    Blessing,
    Mary

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