MTMM is Excited for our partners in kenya!
We are so excited for our friends at Kenyan Kids Foundation and their new venture in the Transcend Running Academy!
Kenyan Kids Foundation (KKF) works to ensure all children in Kenya have the right to education. Each year KKF provides necessary scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to attend secondary school. Mercy and Truth has partnered with KKF for the past three year, working together to provide healthcare to their community in Kitale, Kenya.
KKF’s founder, Wesley Korir’s story of has recently been documented in the film Transcend (www.TheFilmTranscend.com). “Transcend is the story of the elusive spiritual energy that is somehow forged in the intense rigor of long-distance running, an energy Wesley Korir is using to transform the nation that has done more than any other to change the face of the marathon.” In partnership with Transcend, KKF will be opening the Transcend Running Academy next year, a school where promising young Kenyan Runners will be given scholarships and opportunity to excel in athletics, academics and in leadership.
Purchase your copy of the film Transcend today! 25% of ALL proceeds this week only goes to supporting the Transcend Running Academy (www.TranscendRunningAcademy.com). The film is available on iTunes or at www.TheFilmTranscend.com
Congratulations Kenyan Kids Foundation!!
SAD NEWS - Death of Elizabeth mcgee
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Cathy Gordon’s sister Elizabeth McGee. Elizabeth died in a plane crash on Tuesday Nov 10th 2015 . She is survived by 9 children. For those of you who have been around Mercy and Truth for a while, you know that Elizabeth was a strong supporter of Mercy and Truth in both time and treasure since the beginning of our organization. She served as president of Board, member of the board, She went on several MTMM mission trips to East Africa and even spoke some Swahili to show her passion for the people of Kenya. Most recently, Elizabeth went on a scout trip to Mauritania with Cathy Gordon and Rebekah McClure to help restart MTMM work in that country. Elizabeth was a Veterinary Doctor and loved flying air planes.
Please join me in remembering Elizabeth and celebrating her life’s contributions to the ministry of Mercy and Truth. Please pray for the Gordons as they grieve their loss. Pray for Elizabeth’s family especially her 9 children that God may comfort them during this difficult time.
Lights, Camera, KARAOKE!
One week ago today Mercy and Truth, in partnership with Fox 4 News’ Sarah J Clark and Commucare’s founder Dr. Florence Moffor, hosted a karaoke fundraising event benefiting our work in Tanzania, East Africa. A night that brought fun, laughter, and a community spirit also helped raise awareness and financial support for
Tanzania is a country plagued with health disparities and limited resources to fight easily preventable diseases. The World Health Organization reports that 54 of every 1000 children born in Tanzania will die before reaching the age of 5. To combat these issues, Mercy and Truth has partnered with Zinduka Development Intiatives Forum (ZDIF), a Tanzanian non-profit organization. Zinduka provides services to communities in Nyamuswa including educational support and microfinancing assistance. Zinduka has also been instrumental in establishing the Malaika Dispensary, a clinic that serves over 70,000 patients.
With support from Zinduka founder Maximillian Madoro and thanks to our friends at Sunset Grill and Kansas City’s own entertainer DebbyZ, the stage was set for our first Celebrity Karaoke Fundraising event. Delicious cuisine, wonderful entertainment, prize drawings, and of course live karaoke by some of our local celebrity favorites proved to be the perfect combination for an evening filled with fun and laughter.
Thanks to all of our supporters for ensuring the success of our event! To learn more about our work and how you can contribute to our efforts in Tanzania visit www.mercyandtruth.com/tanzania.