Update from Kenya

Posted by Spalding Hurst

February 21, 2021

Hai everyone. Greetings from Kenya. Today we attended the Mass in our outstation church. The Catholic community here gave us a warm welcome. There is no coronavirus outbreak here. People say that they have heard of Corona only in Nairobi in the news. They are not aware of any Corona cases in this village or in the nearby villages. People are so welcoming and generous. There is a shortage of water. But that will be solved soon. We are fine and setting down.

See more photos here.

Sister Vinaya Chalil


  1. Mary Gene Frank

    So many happy faces in the congregation. What a blessing you will be and they to you

  2. Dot Jackson

    Vanaya and Philo, may God continue to be with you as you
    respond to the needs of the people. I’m sure they will be with
    you as you help them respond to the needs they face each day.
    May our God watch over you as your serve among them. Dot Jackson

  3. Eugenie Coakley

    Congratulations on your arrival and beginning the process of settling in. Thank God no corona virus in the area!

  4. Liz

    Yeah! I rejoice! May your hearts overflow !
    My prayer and support!

  5. Linda Soltis

    Thank you so much for the pictures. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. It helps us to experience a little of what it is like for you. Praying for you.

  6. Kitty W.

    Blessings on your new beginnings. Prayers aplenty!

  7. Chris Beckett

    So wonderful to see you with the people!!! Bless you as you enter this new mission!

  8. Ann Palatty

    May you be Catherine and Lawrencetta to the people of Kenya. God be with you always.

  9. Amrita SCN

    Thank you Vinaya and Philo for the update on your initial days in a new land and in a new mission. We are with you in prayer. You will do well.

  10. Stella

    Thank you for the update. May you be blessed and be filled with the Divine energy and be led by the Spirit to overcome all the difficulties that may come your way. I am with you in prayer.

  11. Sarah Ferriell

    My heart leapt for joy to see your smiles in the midst of this welcoming Community of Kenya.

  12. Julie Driscoll

    It’s so good to see your welcome as well as your delight in being there! We appreciate your keeping us up to date. Our prayers for you continue.

  13. Maggie Cooper

    What a joy to see the pictures of you both in Kenya!!! Your story of your first Mass there is wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing. You both have our love and prayer!!!

  14. Angie Shaughnessy SCN

    So proud and humbled to be your sister. Sending love and prayer…


    • Rita Puthenkalam

      God’s abundant blessings upon you both as you pioneer in Kenya!

  15. Mary Anne Burkardt

    My prayers are with you I am so glad you got such a warm reception! May that be a sign from God and affirmation of where you are to be! My Love and prayers are with you🥰


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