Kenyans in Lowell raise $28,000 USD to repatriate body of the Late Joseph Mũigai Thuo

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Kenyans in Lowell raise $28,000 USD to repatriate body of the Late Joseph Mũigai Thuo

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By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
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Lowell,MA  Sunday March 15th 2015
Hundreds of Kenyans living in the Lowell area of Massachusetts, braced the snow and cold weather, gathered in one accord at PCEA NEEMA Church Lowell to help raise funds to Transport  the body of the Late Joseph Mũigai Thuo back to Kenya and help meet all funeral expenses.

The late Joseph Mũigai Thuo passed on at Boston Medical Center  Monday 9th 2015 at 4PM where he had been admitted  for Post Surgery Complications.
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It was a challenging week for the Kenyan community in New England, as hardly a week had passed when we gathered at St. Stephens Church Lowell to raise funds to help repatriate the body of our Sister the late  Beatrice Muchai read More:COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE & SHOW SOLIDARITY AS KENYANS,IN LOWELL RAISE $27,000 TO COVER FUNERAL EXPENSES FOR THE LATE BEATRICE MUCHAI   when we got the sad news of the passing of our brother the Late Joseph Muigai Thuo.
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Pastors,Community Leaders,family and friends gathered and raised a total of  $ 28,000 US dollars in a span of 2 hours, this contribution exceeded the initial budgeted amount of $25,000,which would take care of cost of repatriating the body back home and help meet  family  members expenses while they travel for the funeral in Kenya.
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“Now we can comfortable say that the body of the late Joseph Thuo  will be returned to Kenya and all his Funeral expenses will be fully covered said one member in attendance.”
The sermon was delivered by the President of the Kenya American Pastors Fellowship, Ven.Peter Gachathi from St Paul’s Lawrence.
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Ven .Peter Gachathi thanked all for their display of unity and oneness, at this trying time and offered words of encouragement to the family and all in attendance.He particularly thanked the various Pastors and Churches represented as we all know Sunday is a very busy day for all.
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The Emcee and organizing committee Chairman Mr .William Mungai graciously, thanked all in attendance and coordinated all events  such as the mode of giving and smooth flow of the meeting,not forgetting chairing all the weekly meetings.
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The Various Churches and Pastors in  in attendance, were  given an opportunity to say a word of encouragement and offer their financial contribution as a Church,or individials depending on their choice.
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Mr Stephen Kanyoni  gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Thuo family said thatIMG_6273
“the overwhelming support from Kenyans of all walks of life was evident that Kenyans can surmount any challenge if they worked together,and if called again or if  need arises again and again  and again we should rise  up to the challenge and meet it head on.”
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Rev. Dr. Karimi Mumbui ,Pastor of PCEA NEEMA,Lowell  expressed and conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to all who showed up and offered immense support, and community solidarity to the family of the late Joseph Mũigai Thuo, father of Evan Thuo Mũigai and PCEA Neema at large.
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“It was indeed a statement that together we can achieve a lot. The issues surrounding and others bedeviling our community continue to be many and varied.It is only in our togetherness that the burdens are lifted and/or become lighter.
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Above everything else, let us also realize that we preach more by our presence than our donations and value being there for each other physically,
 May the Lord be with you all.”
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Thank You NOTE:
I take this very early opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who showed immense support and community solidarity to the family of the late Joseph Mũigai Thuo, father of Evan Thuo Mũigai and PCEA Neema at large. It was indeed a statement that together we can achieve a lot. The issues surrounding and others bedeviling our community continue to be many and varied. It is only in our togetherness that the burdens are lifted and/or become lighter. Above everything else, let us also realize that we preach more by our presence than our donations and value being there for each other physically.
May the Lord be with you all.
 
Rev. Dr. Karimi Mumbui 
P.C.E.A. Neema Church 
450 Chelmsford Street 
Lowell, MA 01851 
+1-978-319-0056     

Morse-Nauliss Funeral Home,

Morse-Nauliss Funeral Home

  The Wake is scheduled for Monday 16th March 2015 from  6PM-8PM at  Morse-Nauliss Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd Lowell, MA next to CCF Lowell.

 

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Share thisFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailWhatsAppBy Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media Photos/Video: Samrack Media Lowell,MA  Sunday March 15th 2015 Hundreds of Kenyans living in the Lowell area of Massachusetts, braced the snow and cold weather, gathered in one accord at PCEA NEEMA Church Lowell to help raise funds to Transport  the body of the Late Joseph Mũigai Thuo back to Kenya and

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