FUM News Blog

Amigos House Founded in Richmond

Friends United Meeting and Richmond (Indiana) Iglesia Amigos will be hosting a series of Saturday work days to prepare a new house for refugees and other immigrants in Richmond. The house will initially be used to solve the housing needs of some of the refugees who have arrived from Cuba in recent months. The vision for Amigos House is that it will be used to welcome Spanish-speaking immigrants—Cubans as well as those of other nationalities—into the Richmond community.

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Belize Friends School Receives Quakerdale Grant

For the second year in a row, Friends United Meeting—Belize received a $10,000 grant from the Quakerdale Foundation for the reading program at Belize Friends School. This funding allowed the school to hire Ms Benjamin as a reading coach specifically to focus on the reading skill of the students. This program has had positive consequences for the school as it was able to grow and the students made progress in their reading skills.

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Ambwere Farm Finishes Canola Harvest

The six-week long canola harvest finally has come to an end at the Friends United Meeting farm in Kitale, the Ambwere Farm sustainability project. The canola planting covered about 400 of the 800 acres.

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Turkana Friends Mission Appoints New Board Members

The Turkana Friends Mission held their board meeting on 30 March 2024 at Lodwar Friends Church, which is currently the mission’s headquarters.

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God is at work in Belize City.

FUM-Belize started as a small school for at-risk boys, and now it is something much larger and more dynamic. Not only does the school welcome girls, but the church is also growing, and the Friends Center is having a significant impact on the south-side of Belize City.

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Ambwere Farm Maize Harvest is Sold

An array of activities is currently happening within the Friends United Meeting sustainability project in Kitale, Kenya—the Ambwere Farm—with the latest activity being the sale and delivery of maize (corn) to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) in Kitale.

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