The Reverend Evalyn Wakhusama, an Anglican priest from Kenya who served on the Christ Church parish
staff while studying at Yale Divinity School in New Haven from 1999-2002, is making a much-awaited visit to Bethany.
The energetic and inspiring priest will be preaching at the innovative 5:00 p.m. contemporary worship service on Sunday, February 3, 2013, much to the delight
In 2005, dedicated friends of the Rev. Wakhusama from three areas in Connecticut, including Bethany, joined
forces, determined to raise money to build a home, a school, and a brighter future for children living in western Kenya.
This residential school opened in 2009 with the unprecedented vision of schooling healthy children alongside those left orphaned and vulnerable due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Now finishing its fourth year of operation, the top-ranking school educates over 180 children and is a regional model for educational excellence as well as water conservation and sustainable
The Rev. Wakhusama will report on the amazing progress made since 2005, future plans for the highly acclaimed school, and the numerous challenges ahead.
The Rev. Wakhusama is also the founder and Executive Director of WIKS (Women’s Initiative in Knowledge and Survival), a Kenyan nonprofit organization. She received the prestigious Lux Et Veritas Award in 2011 from the Yale Divinity School, one of the school’s highest honors.
This great recognition is awarded to someone who
has demonstrated excellence and distinction in applying the compassion of Christ in ministry. The Rev. Wakhusama has also been recognized in Kenya for her groundbreaking work with the Nambale Magnet School.
Many people in Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, and numerous surrounding communities have made generous contributions to the Nambale Magnet School.
Christ Church would like to cordially invite these area townsfolk, plus all others who are interested in the project, to this unique opportunity to meet the charismatic, Rev. Wakhusama and learn about her work. She is a captivating speaker whose strength and courage shine through her magnetic personality.
Everyone is warmly welcome to attend the 5 p.m. worship service and to come to a delicious pot luck dinner
following the service.
Please call the church secretary at 393-3399 to let us know you will be attending the dinner. We sincerely hope to see you on February 3.
To find additional information about Rev. Wakhusama and the Nambale Magnet School, go to www.nambalemagnet.org.