Skip to main content

Upendo Kids International is a christian organization intent on making children in Kenya Christian.  If you donate $2900 to this Oklahoma based group, they will send some young adult to pollute the minds of innocent school kids in Kenya. While their website does its best to hide it, it pushes an aggressive and extremely conservative version of faith, preying on the most defenseless and needy kids, mainly orphans.

Here is part of their mission statement:

Tutoring the kids at Upendo Children's Home
Hygiene training
Feeding children
Preaching the gospel
Vacation Bible School
1 day of safari
1 day of shopping
Hygiene training? Ok, but is this before or after raping the kids?
Feeding children? Uh huh. Feeding them religion.
Preaching? At least they admit it.
Vacation Bible School? Seriously? They send 18-25 years olds to Kenya to read the bible?

Now we come to the key issues: Safari. Safari? Where in the bible does it suggest that you shoot defenseless and almost extinct animals for sport?
Shopping? SHOPPING? In Kenya? That is why they send missionaries to Africa? To go shopping? Now, I admit, I enjoyed Nairobi, but shopping does not quite rise to the top of my todo list there.

Now for the key part of their mission statement- tutoring kids.

Here is an example of how their missionaries tutor defenseless kids in Africa:

.

Durham was working with a program called Upendo Kids International, which sends American “missionaries” to work with orphaned and disadvantaged African children. According to Upendo’s website, $2900 “opens doors for all missionaries who are called to serve in Kenya”. It apparently also opens the door to sleeping in the “overflow bunks” at the Upendo Children’s Home. At least it did for Durham.

Durham wrote an 11 page confession, in which he details sexual abuse of at least ten children, who were between the ages of 4 and 10 years. In many instances he was able to escort them to the bathroom alone, where he admittedly carried out child rape on at least three children. He was also able to help them change clothing, watch them undress, take a little girl swimming without a top and even ‘spoon’ with one child at bedtime, nightly. His confession also describes acts such as fondling the children, forcing them to watch him touch himself, forcing them to perform oral sex on him and engaging in other sick and disgusting behaviors. These instances of abuse occurred repeatedly, over a six week period, between April 30th and June 17th, of this year

http://www.upendokids.com/...

Despite strong temptations, unlike missionaries from Oklahoma, I can resist making jokes about this organization's name.

According to ABC news in Oklahoma City, Durham first admitted to the multiple crimes, then claimed satan made him do it, before claiming he had no recollection of his crimes, "if they were crimes." Finally, after consulting with his defense counsel, he threatened to burn down the house of Upendo's founder in Oklahoma, leading the judge to have concerns over his mental health.

One wonders what he and his attorney discussed.

http://abcnews.go.com/...

By the way, as his story evolved, he had named his demon, Luke.

Poll

Why does America hate Kenya?

4%1 votes
0%0 votes
4%1 votes
42%9 votes
47%10 votes

| 21 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site