Graduation, Eastern University

Last Friday and Saturday Carl and I enjoyed attending his 50th reunion from what is now Eastern University, in St. David’s, on the mainline from Philadelphia.  The commencement speakers were Dr. Michael Johnson and his wife Kay Johnson, who have lived and worked in Kenya.  Each of them gave an inspiring and gripping talk, which included their work on both sides of the Atlantic.  From the commencement program:

“They have helped provide water and agricultural projects for thousands of families in Kenya, and helped place dozens of children into adoptive homes there.  The Johnsons have helped promote and sustain training programs for African doctors pursuing post-graduate training in Africa.”

I talked for a few minutes with Kay at the luncheon after graduation and she is a charming woman, definitely driven to serve those who need help in both Philadelphia and Nairobi.  She told me they received help from the West Chester Rotary Club in building wells in Kenya.  How ironic that we traveled to Philadelphia and met a couple digging wells not too far from Kenya’s Mara!  What an inspiring life they have made for themselves!  I hope some of the graduates feel challenged to help the world as the Johnsons have.


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