We will continute to record the Sunday talks, however we are discontinuing Zoom.
Sunday, October 4, 2020 Speaker: Carolyn Tague, Founder, The Lemong’o Project Title: The beautiful-spirited Maasai people of Lemong’o, Kenya
The Maasai people of Lemong’o, Kenya experience tremendous challenges every day, yet remain resilient and hopeful. What fuels their hope? Faith and love. Carolyn will share stories of her time in Lemong’o and the ways in which she is inspired by the extraordinary people of Lemong’o. Carolyn will have authentic Maasai beadwork made by the women of Lemong’o for sale. All proceeds fund the work of The Lemong’o Project.
Bio: Carolyn Tague founded The Lemong’o Project, a nonprofit organization, in 2011.
The Lemong’o Project began with my life-long draw to Africa and my dream of helping the children there. In the summer of 2005 I visited for the first time to volunteer with a service group. Each year thereafter I returned to volunteer, and in 2007 my journey led me to the village of Lemong’o in rural Kenya. It is there that a powerful story about the spirit of giving began to unfold.
The giving began with the Maasai people of Lemong’o and their gifts to me—one of the first white people to ever visit their village. They warmly welcomed me into their homes, and their generosity and genuine friendship overwhelmed me. I was treated like a member of their families. Soon I knew that a piece of my heart would reside there.
Ravaged by years of drought and the weight of grinding poverty, the village’s needs were profound. I committed to help my African family, visiting for 4-6 weeks each summer to assist in whatever ways I could.
In 2009, I asked village leaders, together with community members, to prioritize their needs. Through this process, they identified improving nutrition, education, health and employment as their most important goals. Together with Emma, my fellow volunteer, we pooled our resources and funded a number of village projects in these areas.
I have returned each summer since and continued our work with the people of Lemong’o. My heart is filled with hope as I see the positive changes in the village.
Two Grandmother Wisdom Keepers and Spiritual leaders have now departed
Dearly Loved Esther Bumgardner made her transition August 29, 2020
Mary Nelson made her transition July 2, 2020
May you both rest in peace and know your teachings and love you both shared with all will live on.
Wednesday Night Meditation 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Loving Compassion and Healing Meditation for Our Community and the Planet
Wednesday’s Meditation will focus on getting in touch with our inner healer. Several members of community are in need of our love and support. Many traditional energy healing techniques focus on us becoming conduits for healing energy that flows through us rather than comes from us.
Wednesday’s Meditation will focus on clearing our mind, creating a bond within Community Consciousness and clearing a path for healing energy.