Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

April 17, 2019

Baskets and Beads Progress Update

When I went to Kenya for the first time in February 2018, I had no idea that my visit there to serve on a mission trip would turn into God’s mission for my life. When I met the women in Kipsongo slum, my heart was touched and I wanted to […]
April 2, 2019

Meet Gloria from the Kipsongo Slum

Gloria lives in the Kipsongo slum. Kipsongo is a slum built on top of a former landfill. The people who live there are from the Turkana tribe and fled harsh conditions in the late 60’s/early 70’s and migrated to Kitale, Kenya. They ended up settling at the landfill (known as […]
February 1, 2019

Baskets and Beads and Bags too…

Baskets and Beads by Artisans of Kenya is a project that started last year when Eldonna went to Kenya and met the ladies of the Kipsongo slum.  Since that time she has a growing community in Kenya of women who are joining together in cooperation to produce beautiful hand crafted […]
April 10, 2018

Baskets and Beads of Hope and Women of Kitale Kenya Who Changed My Path in Life

Day 6 – Kitale, Kenya – Afternoon – The Ladies of the Kipsongo Slum After lunch we headed to the Kipsongo Slum. I didn’t know much about it at the time. The schedule said “Eldonna speaks to 40 Ladies.” I was prepared to again share the good, the bad and […]
March 30, 2018

Reaching Beyond to Change Lives in Kenya and Beyond

If you read my last post or saw anything on Social Media, you know I went to Kenya for 10 days in February for a Mission Trip. I felt a calling from God to go serve on a trip with Reaching Beyond Ourselves www.ReachRBO.org so I made a commitment to […]
February 20, 2018

Why I Came to Kenya

Kenya is on the other side of the world from the U.S. It’s a country with rich tradition and poverty. I felt called to come here in my heart. I am a Christian, I am not perfect by any means but do my best to live a life that reflects […]
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