Pokot Mission Diary

Greetings and good wishes from a hot and dry East Pokot, Kenya

“Barpello Catholic Mission is located in Koloa Division, in the sub-county of East Pokot, Baringo County.  The climate of East Pokot is typical of arid and semi-arid conditions; the land is of volcanic origin.  The annual rainfall is unreliable, poorly[...]

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The story of Lazarus

Last week Fr David sent me a copy of a letter from a Third Form student at the school, Dennis Ripoo.  Here are some extracts from the letter … “My mother died from an unknown disease in 2003 leaving my[...]

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The usefulness of the Pound a Week donations

We recently sent from the Pound a Week Group the really wonderful sum of £2,400 to Fr David Conway at the Barpello Mission in East Pokot.  Of this, £300 was from a parishioner to pay the fees for a student[...]

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Sad news from Pokot

Fr David Conway told me that two weeks ago the Head Prefect at the Mission secondary school was killed in a tragic accident.  Patrick Kukat Lomalimal, aged 17 and a boy of great promise, was on holiday from school and[...]

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Making a difference through University education

On Monday of last week we sent Fr David at the Barpello Mission the fantastic sum of £4,500.  Just over £1,600 was to pay for the fees of two students at the Mission secondary school, including £1,355 from a family[...]

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Malaria medicines and uni-mix

Greetings from a very hot and dry East Pokot.  We have had very little rain since November 2008.  Many thanks to members of the Pound a Week Group for the £1,500.  I spent the money on malaria medicines for use[...]

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Scholarship for five students

Fr David Conway has told me that he has decided to use £3,000 of the money we sent him in October to give a one year scholarship to five students who are most deserving and whose parents are extremely poor[...]

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Thank you to the Pound a Week Group

A few weeks ago I included in the Newsletter some extracts from a letter from the boy, Cleophas, Krop Lomadi, who was awarded the Fr Ken Memorial Scholarship that pays his fees for the full four years at the Mission[...]

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Student requirements

Here are some extracts from a letter from Cleophas Krop Lomadi, the young boy who was awarded the first Fr Ken memorial Scholarship that has paid his fees for the full four years at the Mission Secondary School.  Another student,[...]

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