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A Pastor's Blessing

He never expected to find such generosity amid such poverty, but a Kenyan pastor and his congregants welcomed him with open hearts.

By Rick Hamlin, New York, New York

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For a long time I wasn’t sure that my packages were arriving, so I was particularly delighted to receive Pastor Cornelious’s most recent e-mail, with the aforementioned photos of the bookcase and the books.

I’m not sure Pastor Cornelious ever guessed he would have this “World Wide” connection someday. I couldn’t have ever guessed I would get e-mails from a Kenyan who sounds like the Apostle Paul. But with a little faith and a lot of hope and prayers, amazing things happen.


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