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June 2017 Newsletter – Kaziba Kids, Salisa Bana Update, and New P.O. Box

Children of the Kaziba Orphanage   One of the things that OFA believes to be incredibly important to our relationship with those who have given so much of themselves for us to be successful, is to allow them to get to know the children they are helping to raise. In a sense, all of our […]

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Monthly Newsletter – May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are truly a treasure. Parents are essential to the healthy development of children and to the overall functionality of society. As Mother’s Day again draws near I reflect on my relationship with my own mother and how different life would have been for me if I were in the situation of […]

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Emergency Need for Salisa Bana School Disaster

We have terrible news to pass along today. For the second time in less than a year, the Salisa Bana School was hit by a tornado. While the last one struck only a glancing blow, this tornado did serious damage to the school.     First, and most importantly, no one was hurt and all […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Another Successful Trip to Salisa Bana School Deacon Jim recently returned from his semi-annual trip to the Salisa Bana School outside Kinshasa, DRC and what a productive trip it was! Many of Deacon Jim’s trips have been about helping with construction or bringing supplies but this was a much more strategic visit. One thing the […]

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Send the Love – OFA February Newsletter

Send the Love this Valentine’s Day With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching it’s difficult to walk into a grocery store or shopping mall without being bombarded with red heart shaped balloons and cute messages from Hallmark. Other messages urge us to buy chocolates, flowers, or those little heart candies we all loved getting in elementary school. […]

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OFA December Newsletter

As one year comes to a close we look to the next with hope and belief this will be better than the last. Continued Progress at Salisa Bana School The dream of clean water continues to move forward at Salisa Bana School. With the well project now at about 70% completion, the end is in […]

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Holiday Gift Catalog from OFA

This year OFA would like to provide the opportunity for our donors to give goods directly to our friends in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a great deal of in country support we have been able to create the following gift catalog. These are things that are very seriously needed at Kaziba and around […]

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Our Family in Africa’s 5th Annual Holiday Appeal!

A young girl opens her eyes to a hot and dusty morning. She shares a room with 12 other girls near her age. Her feet meet the cool concrete and she is greeted to the day by her loving caregiver. The caregiver waves away sickly mosquitoes and moves on to wake the other children. The […]

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Progress at Salisa Bana: Clean Water and Hope for the Future

Education is one of the most important factors when it comes to raising a healthy nation, but if the people within that country are not healthy then the impact is severely reduced. To this end, a clean water initiative was launched at Salisa Bana School earlier this year and has finally come to fruition. Last […]

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Take a Look Inside a Congolese Orphanage

“More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence. Violence and displacement are eroding the tradition of families being able to care for their own.” – Associated Press

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