Winnie’s Kids Kenya
“It is always a special moment when our congregation comes together to support a project, or a cause. We do this in many ways throughout the year. Our Missions and Benevolence work touches many people in this community, nation, and across the globe. Each of us can be proud of the impact we have with others.

“Our support of the work Dr. Winnie Muhiga has been doing in Kenya is a great example of how we are able to touch others. Over the years, we have seen how this effort has grown. We know there are children being provided with uniforms, so they can attend school; there are much needed school supplies being delivered to classrooms; lunches being made for students each day, which comes from the land provided, that is farmed by the students; and there are medical and personal items provided to help students stay in school. All of this is happening, in part, due to our support.

“As we reach out and touch the children in Kenya, it is clear they are touching us as well. The reports we get from Winnie, when she returns, are clear evidence of that. The knowledge that every cent we donate to the program is used in purchasing items for the kids; the increasing number of children getting the chance to go to school, and stay once they arrive, is remarkable; the opportunities of education being provided to children who may not otherwise have, if not for our help; the smiles we see on the faces of the children when they receive a uniform, or even a pencil, as a gift; those precious reminders of what love can do for others.

“It was an honor to stand before the congregation and present the check to Winnie to take to Kenya this year, to continue her work there. I am proud that this project has the support of so many people in this congregation, and in the Ball State community.”

These words were given by Jim Warrner, before he presented Winnie with a check for $11,765. At first, Winnie was so stunned she couldn’t speak, then she came forward with her thanks and deep appreciation for such a wonderful gift, and promised to be a good steward with this generous gift.

Offerings included:

  • Christian Women’s Fellowship      $100
  • ChKiLo Sunday School Class      $100
  • Yorktown Christian Church    $410
  • Hazelwood Congregation   $3,409
  • Ball State Friends          $6,246
  • Sulanke Trust            $1,500

Total $11,765


Motivate Our Minds

MOM’s 28th Annual Anniversary Dinner, Thursday, May 7, at the Horizon Convention Center. “Facing Our Stories/Strengthening Communities,” J.R. Jamison, keynote speaker, co-founder of the Facing Project, and Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact. Hazelwood attendees included: Shirley Bookout, Dick & Marcia Miller, Rhea Morgan, Rev. James Petty, Andy & Wendy Rees, and John & Carolyn Starnes. An evening to truly celebrate MOM’s 28 years of service.


Notes of Gratitude

“Special Olympics of Indiana gratefully acknowledges your contribution of $300 to support our year-round program of sports training and competition for children, and adults, with intellectual disabilities.”  ~Sincerely, Michael Furish, President/CEO

Navigators – “Dear Hazelwood Church, thank you for your financial support of us as we minister here in China. We are able to continue to reach out to the many Chinese who have never heard of Jesus, because of your continued support of us. Thanks, too, for your prayers. Here are a few ways you can pray specifically for us in the coming months:

  • Pray for the 15 college students who meet at our house every Tuesday night, to study Philippians. Many of these students have either recently become believers, or are very close.
  • Pray for the 65 Chinese who are emerging leaders in our city-wide ministry here. Pray for us as we teach and disciple them.
  • Pray for the 6 of us, as we move to a new city (in China) this summer (end of June). We will be joining a staff of couples who are currently working alone.”

~Blessings to you, Jonathan, Tiffany, Josiah, Judah, Samuel, and Ezekiel Branam


Christian Ministries Food Pantry – Volunteers needed June 24, 25, & 26, from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please contact Jim Warrner for more information, or to sign up to help, 717-0544.



Neighborhood Makeover, Whitely neighborhood, week of June 22 – 25. Activities include: general yard clean-up, painting exterior of homes, minor outside home repairs.

~Missions & Benevolence Team, Shirley Bookout, Chair