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Loving Arms Mission Public Announcement
January 10, 2012
It is with much sadness and heavy hearts that the Loving Arms Mission Board announces the removal of Loving Arms Mission from Riounde, Kenya effective January 2012.
In 2007 the General Church requested the LAM board to assist the needs of fifteen children in a General Church society in Riounde, Kenya. We agreed to help and quickly the numbers grew to over fifty.
Over the past five years we have struggled to implement a program that reflects the values of our organization. In August of 2011 we sent two professionals to Kenya to assess the situation and to help us move forward in integrity.
Sadly the situation did not improve and in November of 2011 the board voted unanimously that the current model could not be sustained. The tragic circumstances surrounding Rev. Obiri's death in December affirmed the boardís concerns and emphasized that it was indeed necessary for LAM to leave. If any of our sponsors feel the need to know the details of these circumstances they are free to contact a LAM board member.
We have not made this decision lightly and the well being of the children weighs heavily upon our hearts. We trust that the Lord led the children to our care and pray that the Lord is leading us still as we make this heartbreaking decision. We pray that the Lordís gentle hand will be with each child. We thank all our sponsors and donors for their support and must believe that we have made a positive contribution to the lives of these children over the past few years. Please join us in prayer for them.
The Loving Arms Mission Board of Directors
Amanda Rogers- Petro, President
Claudia Horner, Treasurer
Kay Alden, Kenya Team Chair
Anna Woofenden, Kenya Team Member
Elise Genzlinger, Kenya Team member
Click here to view the original page regarding the LAM-sponsored orphanage in Kenya.