Today we say goodbye to a wonderful friend of The Hope Factory. Mary Ann Perry loved children, and was quick to get on board with support for our school in Kenya, as we work toward creating a self-sustaining orphan community.
She didn’t just support children like our precious little ones in Africa; she lived her passion. After she and Wayland had three children of their own, they took in a family of six young siblings, becoming foster parents, and later adoptive parents, loving these kids like their own.
Mary Ann lived to see the establishment in Western Kenya of our school, Kiwanda Cha Tumaini Christian Academy; the founding of Tumaini Chapel; the rescue of numerous orphans; the start of a clinic; the plans laid for the opening this summer of a Bible college, The Hope of Africa School of Theology; and, most recently, a crusade in Western Kenya, bringing over 100 Kenyans to the Lord.
Today, Mary Ann is receiving her crowns in heaven.
R.I.P., Servant of God!
Well done thy good and faithful servant.
I wish I had the chance to meet Mary Ann. Caring became her life. My Prayers are with Mary Ann’s Family.
i WAS JUST TELLING OUR FAMILY THAT INSTEAD OF FLOWERS, WE ARE MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HOPE FACTORY IN MARY ANN’S HONOR! THIS TRIBUTE IS PERFECT! THANK YOU!!!! MALAINA <