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abundant appreciation

it’s been a wild ride these past few weeks: 2 week trip to kenya with chrissie lam, a killer designer/founder of the supply change, a top notch surgeon, dr sandy garcia, collaborating with the kenya ministry of health on a five year strategic health plan for maai mahiu region and school garden project in partnership with the incredible nyla rodgers of mama hope and ido lefflers yes to carrots.

this trip was quickly followed with a trip to anaheim for a L.I.F.E. Line presentation to all the whole body/whole foods market buyers at expo west, followed by a quick transition into all things sxsw madness….ouch! after a half day calm a midst the storm, ctc’s kenya director, jeremiah kuria and our health director, charles wachira, arrive tonight. over the next 3 weeks we will meet with partners, donors, as well as fly to los angeles for ctc’s 5th annual highrollers for hope event. the kicker…we rent a car and begin our pr tour with whole foods speaking at locations from los angeles to san francisco where we are honored and humbled to participate in whole foods market 5% day for the northern california and pacific northwest regions where ctc receives 5% of sales from those regions on wednesday, march 28. asante sana david lannon and all those incredible whole foodies/whole planters who have made this possible!

this is all incredibly INSANE. it’s even more insane when i reflect on how all this began 12 years ago after stumbling into a little kenyan village and met jeremiah. how in the world did we end up here and what on earth are we doing?? i couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative to all those who have made this possible and am more than pumped when i think about what impact this will bring to the people in kenya. my hope is that perhaps i can finally impact their lives to some mild level compared to the radical transformation they have brought to mine.

big love,

z

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Zane Wilemon is the Founder and Executive Director of Ubuntu. Zane discovered his life’s calling after purchasing a one-way ticket to Kenya in 2000. After living in Kenya for a year, Zane’s life was changed as he recognized that our lives are inextricably tied to God and one another. UBUNTU’s core value is to create opportunities that empower each other to lift ourselves beyond our perceived limitations. Zane is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Masters in Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest.

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  1. Ann

    Profound. Thank you. In a world where lives change in an instant and where so many get caught up in the superficial world in which we live, it’s important to stop and see God’s everyday presence. Thank you for your beautiful words – they mean so much.

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