Saying goodbye can often be difficult, and this past week has been no exception.
Early in the morning of June 8th, our dear friend and former EC Board member Sr. Kateri (Dyan) Walker passed from this life into an eternity with her beloved Lord.
Sr. Kateri served on the EC Board from our beginnings in 2009 until September 2015 and was a champion of the Orphan Feeding Program, bringing it to where it is today – feeding over 500 children per day at five primary schools, two preschools and several secondary schools in eastern and western Kenya.
Sr. Kateri dedicated her life to prayer and was EC’s designated prayer warrior. Her love and prayers for children in general, but especially for the orphans in Kenya has had a tremendous impact on all of our programs over the years.
Last June we were blessed to dedicate the new kitchen at the Lord Ranjuera Primary School in Kampi Ya Moto to her honor, naming it “Kateri’s Kitchen”. The July 2018 blog describes her life and the influence she has had on the children we serve. Shortly before she passed, she learned that we will be dedicating a new kitchen at the Miruya Primary School in Kenya to her name as well. As part of her legacy, Everyone’s Child will continue to dedicate to her memory future kitchens that provide meals for orphans.
As I wrote above, even in the best circumstances, saying goodbye is difficult. Sr. Kateri will be greatly missed by those who knew her, loved her, and had the privilege of serving with her. A memorial service will be held for her at her church in Moretown, VT this Friday.
More information can be found in her obituary: https://www.perkinsparker.com/obituary/dyan-walker.
Kwaheri Kateri, we will miss you.