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Amani ya Juu

To Love Him More Dearly

Amani Kenya Interview Meet the Staff ministry

To Love Him More Dearly

Julia Nyaga describes her first impressions of Amani Kenya as, "an oasis with caffeine and pretty purses," but now she can also testify to the deeper realities that make Amani a true oasis for many women, a place of peace and plenty found in God. Julia has been the Ministry Coordinator at the center for 2 ½ years, a role in which she guides much of the spiritual and community building aspects of life at Amani.     "Throughout the various activities,"she says, "my hope and prayer is that we will all (starting with myself) ‘see Him more clearly, love Him more dearly,...

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World Refugee Day 2017

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The Process of Peace: Jeannette's Journey Jeannette Mukarubayiza fled from war in Rwanda with her daughter Lillian and her son Didien, and became a refugee first in Tanzania, then Kenya. This is her story. We came to Kenya with nothing, only with few clothes. The church was giving us food. I was desperate and bitter as to why I had to go through this. It was so hard that it came to a point I didn’t care whether I had chairs to sit on, or a bed to sleep on. I only needed to have food and a roof for...

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Meet Lyndsay: A Chat with the Amani Ambassador Coordinator

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 Lyndsay Slaten is from  Signal Mountain, TN, right outside of Chattanooga. She is married to Chris, and their kids, Shepard and Sally Ann, are 7 and 5. Lyndsay started working at Amani in 2015 coordinating Amani's Ambassador Box Parties. Last September, Lyndsay was able to journey to Amani Kenya and we interviewed her about her experience there... What was it like to arrive at Amani Kenya and meet the women? When we first arrived to the Amani Kenya campus, we went into the production room to meet all the ladies. They were singing and clapping and smiling, all for us. I was...

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Ambassadors for Peace

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"I jumped at the chance to be an Amani volunteer because I was so impressed with the products as well as the message that peace with God empowers peace and reconciliation with each other." Marilyn Kriss, Ambassador of the Year More than volunteers... For 20 years, committed Amani ya Juu volunteers have spread peace by selling Amani products in their homes and communities. Their efforts have ensured that the Amani ladies can thrive and grow through their work. More than volunteers, they are ambassadors for peace.  To honor their role in the mission and sustainability of Amani ya Juu, we are unveiling......

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A Celebration of Forgiveness

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  Forgiveness is letting go of bad things that someone has done to you, and allowing God to take control over you. During Lent, Christians meditate on brokenness as we prepare our hearts for the beauty of Easter. It is with great joy, then, that we celebrate forgiveness of sins and victory in Jesus Christ! Anna Mulatya's story is a powerful picture of the transformation  that takes place when someone truly understands the forgiveness of Christ. Almost 10 years ago, her husband was killed by thugs. Left without any biological children, Anna's in-laws pushed her away and mistreated her. This is her story:   I did not know if...

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