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Empowering Communities Through Innovations

Upcoming Events 

09/02/2011– 09/04/2011 Dr. Wilfred Lai from Jesus Celebration Center , Mombasa will be in St. Louis

 09/3/2011 Wedding for Sarah and Greg –Immanuel Worship Center

 10/01/2011 Wedding for Esther and Mwangi –Christ Covenant Church


Mashujaa Celebrations


Vitendo Annual Award

Five Things Billionaires Do And What Ordinary People Don’t Do– By Jeff FEP-GROUP Chairman Mr. John Kithaka, who is in USA for FEP (Fountain Enterprise Programme)- membership recruitment campaign, visited St Louis on Tuesday, May 10th , 2011. Mr. Kithaka delivered a life changing and very inspiring talk to a group of Kenyans gathered for an investment town hall meeting at Christ Covenant Church. Mr. Kithaka began his speech with the history of the company and what inspired him to start FEPGROUP He wanted to know what it takes for one to be a billionaire. In his research, which took him almost three years, he discovered the following five points about billionaires.

Inside this issue: Art of Giving

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Five things Billionaires do and what ordinary people don’t do. 1. THE POWER OF NUMBERS Billionaires never do a business called mine; they only do a business called OURS. They understand the power of many and the power of unity and form companies. However, the poor operate individually and only for a season. While people may get sick and die, companies neither die nor become sick! There is a Chinese saying that says “What one strong man cannot do in one hundred years, will only take 100 ordinary people to do in three months”. This means that by pulling together you can bring the future to present. ….Cont. Page 2


The Change we Need 2 Kenyans in St. Louis Responds to "Kenyans for Kenya Campaign"


The Change we Need 3 Classified




Unveils New Products Are You Going To Kill Your Wife? By Jane Gichane


Largest Gathering in St. Louis Jorum and Monica wedding brought together hundreds of Kenyans in St. Louis. The fourth wedding in a raw this year from Christ Covenant Church was covered LIVE courtesy of Connection33 Network. Friends and family in Kenya and all over the world were able to watch this historic event live throughout from morning to 7pm. Pastor Paul Macharia officiated the cere-

mony and Preaching was done by Captain Njoroge aka CNN from Coro-Fm . on August 6th ,2011 over 800 Kenyans showed up for another historic wedding. Simon and Peris were joined together in holly matrimony at Chatham Church in Florissant.. Pastor Paul Macharia and his congregation at Christ Covenant

Church have officiated five of the six weddings they had lined up at the beginning of this year

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Five things Billionaires do and what ordinary people don’t do… ( Continued from pg 1

FEP-Group chairman Mr Kithaka assisting a new member register in St. Louis at Connection33 Network Office that is located on 7220 N. Lindbergh Blvd, MO

2. THEY BORROW A LOT. The poor believe that a bank is the only place to keep their money, while the rich view it as a place to borrow money. To be a billionaire your mind must be activated to know what to do with the money. You can only own a Bank when you know the pain of borrowing. 3. BUSINESS NETWORKING. Billionaires work with like minded people all over the world. They know the power of network and only speak one language of business.

They follow the bible principle of scattering seeds in many waters. 4. RISK TAKING Billionaires are risk takers. You cannot claim to be a risk taker when you are doing ordinary things. To be rich you must be willing to do what others are not willing to do. 5. VISIONARY. Millionaires are very clear with what they see, they know clearly what they are looking for, and they clearly know where they are going. How far you see is the far you can go.

"You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you." Smeltzer's

ART OF GIVING by N. Mawira

I am sure you have heard the phrase “blessed is the hand that gives than the one that takes” on numerous occasions. It has since time of yore was used to call people to give, to make donations especially during times of need. Charity is one of the Christian values that are highly

regarded. It presents the faithful with a golden opportunity to put their faith to action so that it remains alive, for faith without action is dead. Good as it may be, the art of giving poses a great challenge to Christians the world over. What differen-

tiates Christian giving from the contemporary charity? Let us explore the biblical –Cont. Page 3

Vitendo 4 Africa Foundation


Now offering Kenyan delicacies as a new addition to the menu including Chapati, Mukimo, Samosa,

We all want to be like other successful people and communities but the question is, are we willing to do what they did in order to be successful? They all saw the courage, confidence and consistency to be bigger than simply competing with one another for smaller gains in their local area at the expense of bigger gains. We fail because everyone

wants to be the only guy at the top. In order to climb up there you may need to stand on someone else shoulders or may need a friend to hold you up there not to fall There are two ways to build the tallest building in town. You can either tear down everything else other people are putting up, or you can concentrate to work on your project and when others see

your commitment and determination they will join you and together you put up the tallest building in town. For those who want quick fix, they go with the first choice, but because you and I want what brings value for all, we chose the second option. You will only get what you need if you are also willing to share with others what you have. When you invest in

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ART OF GIVING by N. Mawira ..Continued from Page 2

1. the bible reminds us that “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,. (Mathew 6:3). This is the biblical alert even as we go out to give and donate to charity. This caution notwithstanding, how often do we play to the gallery, seeking publicity and recognition when we go out to give? Whenever we are applauded and hailed whenever we give, and if that was principally why we went out to give in

the first place, then we have received our pay in full and should therefore not expect any reward from our heavenly Father who sees in secret. So do not give for the public eye, give from your heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7) Connection33 believes in the art of giving and we would like to give you an opportunity to be a blessing to others . We must put our love to actions

Kenyans in St. Louis Responds to "Kenyans for Kenya Campaign"

In response to current famine situation in Kenya and Somali, people of goodwill generously responded to support this noble cause. Vitendo Team raised over ksh 30,000 and sent free of charge (through Poapay) to KCB account in Kenya.

Focusing on Scholarship and Youth Programs, Challenges of raising Children in America, Job placements, Entrepreneurship and Community Service Tel: 314-252-0488

Kenyans for Kenya Campaign: Diaspora Swift: KCBLKENX Acct: 11 33 33 33 38; “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do

THE CHANGE WE NEED (Continued from page 2) other people's dream, other people will also invest in your dream. What you teach, comes from what you see, what you see comes from who you are, and who you are determines how you see others. Let us all take responsibility of the challenges in our community and find a lasting solution without fighting and blaming others. Focusing too much on

our weaknesses takes away time, resources and many things we could achieve through our strengths. For our families and communities to prosper, we must learn to reject ideas without rejecting people and how to share visions though we do not share the same means of reaching out our desired goals . Edward Everett Hale puts it

everything, but I can do

this way "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."

something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, -- should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."..Edward

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Are You Going To Kill Your Wife? By Jane Gichane Yes! You! Don‟t look at me like that. I am talking about you. There is a proverb in our community that says “Rwi itara ruthekagia rwi riko” which means „do not rejoice or judge my situation because very soon it will be happening to you.‟ You are or might be next in line. Why, you ask, do I say that? Due to recent alarming events involving our community. Killings began in the summer of 2010 when a Kenyan man was charged in the state of New Hampshire for killing his girlfriend and mother to his son. Three months prior to that, another Kenyan was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his wife in 2007. In October of 2010, a Kenyan man in Kansas brutally murdered his wife and subsequently committed suicide. Later that month, another man in Minnesota killed his wife and two children after being apprehended by the police in a highway when

he ran out of gas. On January 11 2011, Ms Elizabeth Kogo from Kansas was assaulted with a hammer several times on her head by her boyfriend and is fighting for her life after the attempted murder. A few days ago Aggrey Mulo Naya, 46, hit his wife, Magdalene Syomba Naya, 36, on the head with a hammer and then stabbed himself to death in their apartment in the 18300 block of Lost Knife Circle, Montgomery Village in Maryland. One murder is too many because of domestic violence or otherwise; my fellow Kenyans, no one is going to come in from out there and solve our problems. If we do not do something and do it fast, these problems will continue to escalate and could destroy our community as those families can attest Do not wait until it happens to you or someone close to you to recognize the urgency.

To Be Continued

Book Signing and Celebration of Talents on 09/11/11 at Christ Covent Church. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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