Welcome to Harambee Ministries! We are deeply grateful for the prayers, financial gifts and volunteer hours so generously bestowed upon Harambee by all of our supporters.
On October 20th, volunteers from La Canada Presbyterian Church and Lake Avenue Church gave our buildings a face-lift by painting the façade and reconfiguring our layout. On Wednesday, October 31st, over 50 volunteers from Fellowship Monrovia and Northland Village Church helped put on Harambee Fest! Over 300 families gathered on the basketball court and experienced a safe place to have fun on Halloween. Gifts of the Spirit were written in chalk in front of game booths that were filled with candy and prizes. We even had a professional DJ lead the kids in a dance off and costume contest! We received food from Chick-fil-A and coffee from Rose City Coffee. There was something for everyone! In the words of Roshanda, a former Harambee after school participant who lives across the street, and whose granddaughter attends Harambee Preschool, “This is the Harambee I remember!” ”
We have also been blessed over the years to have indigenous leaders return to Harambee to assist with our programs and services. One recent example is when Dimitri Green, a former after school student, stopped by and utilized his expertise in information technology to enhance our network capabilities.” Events such as these are just the beginning of what I believe the Lord has in store for Harambee Ministries.
With your continued help the programs for Fall will be stronger than ever, be on the watch for excting August announcements!