Children of Tumaini, Laguna Presbyterian Church and the Very Rev Bernard Muindi had a long standing connection through our passion for the love of destitute and orphaned children living at the Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya, Africa. It is sad to say that Rev. Bernard Muindi passed away on June 11, 2017 at the age of 82.
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Meet the Very Rev. Bernard Muindi, b. 1934 – June 12, 2017
Rev. Bernard Muindi was born in Kenya, Africa in 1934. He was raised in Kenya like a typical African boy herding his family’s livestock. His early education was in Kenya up to and including entering the ministry and becoming a Presbyterian Pastor. He later continued his education in the United States attending Princeton University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. While attending these universities he met our Pastor Jerry Tankersley. During this time they became very close friends. He later became the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) which earned him the title of the “Very Reverend Bernard Muindi”. He returned to the US several times and on at least two occasions visited LPC and preached to the congregation.
Rev. Muindi had a heart for the lost and destitute street children in Kenya and founded the Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya, Africa. This home opened its doors to these less fortunate children in the year 2000. LPC has supported the Tumaini Children’s Home for many years through our Missions Outreach Committee. In 2012, LPC also started a Child Sponsorship program for the children at the Tumaini Children’s Home. Many members of LPC and others sponsor children from the home at this time. In honor of our long standing relationship with Rev. Bernard Muindi and his wife Eunice, last November gifts from LPC were presented to them in their home in Nyeri, Kenya by two members of LPC.
The Very Rev. Bernard Muindi will be dearly missed by so many people whose lives he touched during his long life.
Meet the a few of the Children of Tumaini in their photos and letters below.