The Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund – Tanzania
St. John Lutheran Church in Bellmore, NY, has been the sponsor of scholarship student, Renatha Luhinda, since 2009 when she was in standard two at Kibeta English Medium Primary School. Renatha is now half-way through standard six and is always performing excellently in her studies. St. John has maintained a close relationship with Renatha and often sends letters, cards and even gift boxes. Teacher Gayle Kliever visited St. John Lutheran Church in Bellmore, NY, on May 5th. She shared information about education in Tanzania and delivered a ‘thank you’ letter from Renatha.
The good people of St. John readily repeated a verse and prayer in Kiswahili and even learned a new song in tongue-twister-Swahili. Their responses to the “Tanzania Quiz” showed them to be well informed. A photo presentation of Tanzania, KEMPS, and Renatha was shared. Both Renatha, her family and the volunteers at GLK Student Fund (http://www.glkstudentfund.com) thank St. John for the difference they are making in Renatha’s life!