Help Build a House for AIDS Orphans

Orphan’s New Year’s Resolution: Build a House for Other Orphans

Orphan’s New Year’s Resolution: Build a House for Other Orphans

I recently became aware of a special project being conducted by the adopted son of our wonderful contributor, Patti Maguire Armstrong. You read Patti’s words of inspiration here on Fridays, so it should be no surprise to any of us that a son she helped to raise would be undertaking a special effort to help support homeless AIDS orphans in his native Kenya region. Here is a portion of a touching letter Calvin shared recently with family and friends:

The main reason I am writing about these three orphans is that they need a chance in life.  A 7th grader dropping out of school to go herd cattle so his little siblings can go to school is not ok.  Yet, in Kenya and all over Africa, older siblings are making this decision daily.  The older sisters are choosing prostitution, and the older brothers are choosing herding cattle and gang life to make sure their little siblings have a better life.  Through your prayers and contributions, we can help just this one family.  Building a tin roofed house for them will cost $500 and tuition in a good school for an entire year is $500.  I know a $1000 is a lot of money.  But I think we should focus on the house first.

To learn more about Calvin, Luke and Tyler’s efforts to serve, please read this touching article by Patti at

Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


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  2. Ngolobe paul on

    Dear friends
    Greetings in Jesus`s name thank you for the work you doing in the kingdom of God for helping the orphans for building for them the houses.Also our request is that when you can help to stand with us at our project because we started the project of the orphans we need somebody to help us in building domentary and classes
    In his love
    Director Pastor Paul

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