Mission Outreach

Inspired by the message to love your neighbor as yourself, Holy Savior engages in Mission Outreach projects that seek to share our compassion, support and love for friends near and far.  

Students maintain strong friendship with Lucy

The students at Holy Savior Catholic Academy are spreading the joy of the Holy Spirit to a nine year old girl in Meru, Kenya. This joy is evident by the bright shining eyes and slight smile one can see in the newest photo of Lucy Kawira Kinyua. Lucy is a sponsored child through the organization Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA). This past school year students discovered the joy one can experience through the power of prayer, compassion, education, knowledge of another culture, and hope. This learning experience has been incorporated into weekly Spanish classes. Students’ basic question and answer skills have been strengthened through conversation activities regarding Lucy’s life. Praying for Lucy has enlightened the students on the power of prayer. Learning our prayers in Spanish has a lot more meaning when praying for our special friend, Lucy. The understanding that education brings hope to Lucy and her family reinforces the importance of a quality education for HSCA students right here in Wichita.

Lucy knows that she is special due to the many cards and letters we have sent her. Christmas greetings were sent to Lucy in the form of colorfully decorated nativity scenes prepared by students. Signed Easter cards were also sent to Lucy as a reminder that people across the globe celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord just as she does. Birthday cards were signed by parishioners and students at HSCA and sent to Lucy to brighten her special day. Receiving letters from Lucy has been exciting for all of us. Her aunt has written to us on several occasions detailing the events of Lucy’s life and extending many blessings to the children of HSCA and parishioners of Holy Savior Church.

It was exciting to learn first-hand information about the country of Kenya by Mr. Charles Muguchia, the father of Sheridan and Leslie, students at HSCA. He was born and raised in Kenya and came to Kansas about 10 years ago. He informed us about many aspects of Kenya including education, food, weather, animals, geography, and life in general. He also enlightened the children on the importance of learning a second language such as Spanish. While living in Kenya he spoke 6 different languages including Swahili, English, and several tribal languages.

Students prepared creative cards the last few weeks of school. The cards were created with care and contained many prayerful expressions of love. This is evidence that the Holy Spirit is working through HSCA students to bring joy and hope to Lucy Kawira Kinyua of Kenya, Africa.

From Lucy

From Muguchia

Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy
1425 N. Chautauqua
Wichita, KS 67214
316.682.8712
church@holy-savior.org

 

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