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Two graduates from the Ilula and Kipkaren Children’s Homes are coming to the US to meet YOU!


For the first time ever, two graduates from the Ilula and Kipkaren Children’s Homes are coming to the US to share their testimonies with the ELI family. We want to invite you to come and meet Vincent and Gladys and hear them speak in person this August. They will be visiting various churches, homes and venues across California, and there will also be a FACEBOOK LIVE event.

We are looking forward to welcoming Vincent and Gladys along with ELI Children’s Home Counselor Veronica Busienei to meet supporters here in the US. Hope to see you there!


Where will Vincent and Gladys be?


Southern California August 8-August 13; August 21-August 28

August 8 – Arrive LAX

August 10-August 11th – Hillside Community Church Global Leadership Summit in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

August 13 – Living Spring Church, 9851 Bixby Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92841. 10:00 am service.

August 22 – Cornerstone Community Church, 34570 Monte Vista Dr, Wildomar, CA 92595. (951) 674-8661 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 23 – Evening sharing & dessert at a home in Laguna Niguel, CA. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. RSVP dianacoombs@empoweringlives.org for more information.

August 25 – Facebook Live Event at Lamb’s Fellowship in Lake Elsinore. 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

August 26 (morning) – Red Hill Park, 7484 Vineyard Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. 8:00 am – 10:30 am. Informal meet & Greet time; come and go as you please. Shelter A. Family friendly facilities. Light breakfast provided. Please RSVP to dianacoombs@empoweringlives.org

August 26 (evening)  – Hillside Community Church, 5354 Haven Ave, Alta Loma, CA 91737. 5:30 pm service.

August 27 – Hillside Community Church, 5354 Haven Ave, Alta Loma, CA 91737. 8:00 am/ 9:15 am / 11:00 am services.

August 30 – Depart LAX


Northern California August 14 – August 20

August 14 – Grace Bible Church, 40 Cleaveland Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to Nicole: coffeemom3@icloud.com

August 15  – San Jose, CA

August 16 – San Francisco, CA

August 17 – Evening sharing & dessert at a home in Fair Oaks, CA. Contact dianacoombs@empoweringlives.org for more information.

August 18 – Dinner with Vincent and Gladys at the Baxter’s home in El Dorado Hills, CA. Click here to RSVP

August 20 (morning) – Sunhills Church. 1001 Suncast Lane, El Dorado Hills. 9:00 am & 10:45 am services.

Central California August 20 – August 21

August 20 (morning) – New Life Community Church, 2124 First St, Atwater, CA 95301 (Atwater Baptist Church building). 9:00 am service.

August 20 (afternoon) – Lunch at Marie Calendars, 1781 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710. 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

August 20 (evening) – Kingsburg Community Church, 1532 Ellis St, Kingsburg, CA 93631. 6:00 pm service.

August 21 (noon) – Ryan’s Place. 3103 S Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Contact Sandy: 559-308-1056


August 25 – Lamb’s Fellowship in Lake Elsinore. 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.


Contact us at dianacoombs@empoweringlives.org to find out more about these events, or if you are interested in hosting Vincent and Gladys during their time here!




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