Dear Ones,

I’ve been helping this group in Kenya for many years now.  They consider me their spiritual director from afar, and call themselves the Ananda Kenya Healing Prayer Ministry. Please read below and see if you are inspired to help at this time.


Mary Kretzmann

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Can you help them buy a small plot of land for a church? Rev. Wangai Rukwaro of Kitale, Kenya helps AIDS widows and orphans with practical help, and with spiritual gems from the teachings of Christ from Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, “The Second Coming of Christ”.

Rev. Wangai Rukwaro has been a member of the Healing Prayer Ministry for over 10 years. He has taught Yogananda’s healing prayer technique to many people in his area. He is a natural leader, and a worthy instrument to spread these sacred teachings in Kenya now.

In Kenya you are considered an orphan if your father dies, even if your mother is still alive. So it is truly bleak if both parents die. In 2010 one of the widows died and left 4 orphans behind. Normally such children would become street kids. The other widows agreed to take on raising the 4 new orphans, once I promised them the sewing machines.  Otherwise it was simply too much to ask. Some friends and I purchased treadle sewing machines so the women could start a business. It is a beautiful cooperative effort. Rev. Wangai taught the widows a meditation of watching the breath while saying the Jesus Prayer. They begin each day this way and say it brings them such peace.

Since then, some friends and I have sent him money to help in practical ways. This has funded the purchase of goats, chickens and a cow, which the widows use to feed their children milk and eggs, and sell any extra. Funds were also sent to help the children with modest tuition costs.

Thank you for any gift you can give. It helps them so much.

You can give at the “Go Fund Me” link, above, or send a check to:

Mary Kretzmann, 14618 Tyler Foote road, Nevada City, CA 95959

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