Hope School in Mbita, Kenya
St. Mark’s partnered with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), at the University of Wyoming, to help build a dormitory for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Africa. In addition to $4,100 received from private donors, St. Mark’s was able to raise $2,300 for this project, for a total of $6,400. The dormitory is now built but more work is needed to furnish it and connect it to a reliable water supply.
School in Cairo Egypt
Over the years, St. Mark’s has supported Bev and Chris Rupke in Cairo Egypt. They have come to St. Mark’s on several occasions and spoken to us about their mission there. In April 2016, our church sent them $1,000 to help keep their school open.
Chol Chol, Chile
In July 2016, Pastor Sylvario and his wife Jacqueline came to Kingston as a reciprocal visit to the mission trip made by members of St. Mark’s to Chol Chol, Chile in 2015. St. Mark’s and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Dunnville, Ontario collaborated to raise sufficient funds to enable Pastor Sylvario and his wife to visit Dunnville, Kingston and Mississauga.
Later in the fall, St. Mark’s learned that Pastor Sylvario’s car was severely damaged and he was unable to visit his parishioners in their various locations. St. Mark’s generously donated $1,000 towards another vehicle for Pastor Sylvario so he could continue his ministry.