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Kuki Ndiho partners with community organizations, schools of all levels, religious and cultural institutions to gather, collect and ship much-needed clothing items to its orphans in Rwanda. Please write us if interested in learning more at Please include photos of yourself or your family to include with the individual clothing items so that we can thank you on our web site and so those to who receive the items will also know. snd

Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE


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Holy Spirit Revival
All are invited to the Holy Spirit revival that
will take place at Our Lady of Victory Church Friday August 11 at 7:00PM,
Saturday August 12 at 7:00PM and
concluding with the 10:15AM Mass on Sunday August 13. Father Anthony Ozele will be the preacher. Please join us and bring a friend.

What Is the Holy Spirit?
The Bible’s answer

The holy spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1:35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will.—Psalm 104:30; 139:7.

In the Bible, the word “spirit” is translated from the Hebrew word ruʹach and the Greek word pneuʹma. Most often, those words refer to God’s active force, or holy spirit. (Genesis 1:2) However, the Bible also uses those words in other senses:

Breath.—Habakkuk 2:19; Revelation 13:15.
Wind.—Genesis 8:1; John 3:8.
The vital, or animating, force in living creatures.—Job 34:14, 15.
A person’s disposition or attitude.—Numbers 14:24.
Spirit persons, including God and the angels.—1 Kings 22:21; John 4:24.
These meanings all share the sense of something invisible to humans that produces visible effects. Similarly, the spirit of God, “like the wind, is invisible, immaterial and powerful.”—An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, by W. E. Vine.

The Bible also refers to God’s holy spirit as his “hands” or “fingers.” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1; Luke 11:20; compare Matthew 12:28.) Just as a craftsman uses his hands and fingers to do his work, God has used his spirit to produce such results as the following:

The universe.—Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 66:1, 2.
The Bible.—2 Peter 1:20, 21.
The miracles performed by his ancient servants and their zealous preaching.—Luke 4:18; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
The fine qualities displayed by people who obey him.—Galatians 5:22, 23.
The holy spirit is not a person

By referring to God’s spirit as his “hands,” “fingers,” or “breath,” the Bible shows that the holy spirit is not a person. (Exodus 15:8, 10) A craftsman’s hands cannot function independent of his mind and body; likewise, God’s holy spirit operates only as he directs it. (Luke 11:13) The Bible also compares God’s spirit to water and associates it with such things as faith and knowledge. These comparisons all point to the impersonal nature of the holy spirit.—Isaiah 44:3; Acts 6:5; 2 Corinthians 6:6.

The Bible gives the names of Jehovah God and of his Son, Jesus Christ; yet, nowhere does it name the holy spirit. (Isaiah 42:8; Luke 1:31) When the Christian martyr Stephen was given a miraculous heavenly vision, he saw only two persons, not three. The Bible says: “He, being full of holy spirit, gazed into heaven and caught sight of God’s glory and of Jesus standing at God’s right hand.” (Acts 7:55) The holy spirit was God’s power in action, enabling Stephen to see the vision.

Misconceptions about the holy spirit

Misconception: The “Holy Ghost,” or holy spirit, is a person and is part of the Trinity, as stated at 1 John 5:7, 8 in the King James version of the Bible.

Fact: The King James version of the Bible includes at 1 John 5:7, 8 the words “in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth.” However, researchers have found that those words were not written by the apostle John and so do not belong in the Bible. Professor Bruce M. Metzger wrote: “That these words are spurious and have no right to stand in the New Testament is certain.”—A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament.

Misconception: The Bible personifies the holy spirit, and this proves that it is a person.

Fact: The Scriptures do at times personify the holy spirit, but this does not prove that the holy spirit is a person. The Bible also personifies wisdom, death, and sin. (Proverbs 1:20; Romans 5:17, 21) For example, wisdom is said to have “works” and “children,” and sin is depicted as seducing, killing, and working out covetousness.—Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35; Romans 7:8, 11.

Similarly, when the apostle John quoted Jesus, he personified the holy spirit as a “helper” (paraclete) that would give evidence, guide, speak, hear, declare, glorify, and receive. He used masculine personal pronouns such as “he” or “him” when referring to that “helper.” (John 16:7-15) However, he did so because the Greek word for “helper” (pa·raʹkle·tos) is a masculine noun and requires a masculine pronoun according to the rules of Greek grammar. When John referred to the holy spirit using the neuter noun pneuʹma, he used the genderless pronoun “it.”—John 14:16, 17.

Misconception: Baptism in the name of the holy spirit proves that it is a person.

Fact: The Bible sometimes uses “name” to stand for power or authority. (Deuteronomy 18:5, 19-22; Esther 8:10) This is similar to its use in the English expression “in the name of the law,” which does not mean that the law is a person. A person who is baptized “in the name of ” the holy spirit recognizes the power and role of the holy spirit in accomplishing God’s will.—Matthew 28:19.

Misconception: Jesus’ apostles and other early disciples believed that the holy spirit was a person.

Fact: The Bible does not say that, nor does history. The Encyclopædia Britannica states: “The definition that the Holy Spirit was a distinct divine Person . . . came at the Council of Constantinople in ad 381.” This was over 250 years after the last of the apostles had died.
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Rwandan Orphans received New Sport Shoes from JAPAN

Yes we did IT.

Thank you Lord for the opportunity. Many Thanks to our Japanese sister  IZUMI YAMASHITA & Our Founder Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO , because of their creativity  efforts and initiative , 225 Rwandan orphans & vulnerable children have now each child a new pair of  Sport shoes/ Sneakers  in Rwanda.

The Shoes come from Japan to Africa in Kigali Rwanda. Please enjoy the video clip of the children receiving the shoes in Kigali Rwanda at Muhima Primary School.  May God continue to bless you so much our Dear JAPANESE Sister IZUMI YAMASHITA, the True Hero of our TIME. Peace !
To you my Dear Supporters
Please enjoy the message from Izumi ;
” Dear Marie Claudine,
I participated in your side event at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
I was moved by your speech!
Shirley and I are both member of IFUW (International Federation of University Women).
During the session, you mentioned you need shoes for kids in Rwanda.
If so, I will collect shoes and send them from Japan.


Where I should send to?

Is there time limit to send?
how many shoes you might ask?

Hope to hear from you


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Please meet our HERO

Izumi Yamashita

I was born and gown in Fuji city which is located in Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. I have sent most of my time with children as a swim and English instructor. My time with children made me concern about child happiness with their families. So, I decided to study and was educated in the United States in my 30s.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and child development & family life at Indiana State University, and a master’s degree in community services, Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University. I worked as a family life educator after  having come back to Japan and then, I worked as a Fuji city councilor from 2007 to 2011. I try to get a seat again in political arena.

I am now doing social activities as a member of Japanese Association of University Women, Japan home economics association, and a local community.

Building wonderful child and family support systems in Japan is to my job and hope!

I live in Fuji city with my parents and a cat.


Meet  Our Founder :

Miss Claudine MUKAMABANO

After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Marie Claudine’s Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO — Why Do I Exist, in her native tongue. This question now serves as the name of her organization, Why Do I Exist/ Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project, which she established in 2005 to raise awareness on the genocide in Rwanda, help survivors, and aid orphans of HIV. (For more information or to provide any donation to support this humanitarian effort, please visit

The 2013 Africa Brave Award Winner in New York City, 2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner, 2011 African Community Leader Award Winner & 2010 Ambassador for Peace Award Winner.

Today, Miss Claudine is a Transformation Author of “THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today, an excellent resource for every person who seeks to maximize the use of Social Media to change the lives of others.

In her new  book, Ms. Mukamabano describes the potential growth each person has to expand a company and bring it to a level beyond one’s imagination.

Claudine offers her life’s work as an example in a thrilling, entertaining and exciting matter. In her Audio Book, no one will leave disappointed. They’ll be Empowered to effectively use Social Media! Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, because of her Efforts, Work and initiative as well as her Humanitarian and Philanthropist activities, was recognized to be the 2014 ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’ by Nigerian News Journey in Lagos.

In her everyday life and activities,

Miss Claudine loves to educate people on the Power of Innovation TechnologyLeadership – Marketing,Entrepreneurship and The Effective User of the Power of Social Media.

Miss Claudine MUKAMABANO, the Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Fundraising Officer of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT, which She Founded in 2005 with a Mission to Heal and Empower Rwandan Orphans.

Last year  2014 in December , She created   Miss Global PEACE  Pageant with mission to inspire and Help Orphans, Promote PEACE, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION, MARKETING EDUCATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP. The Crowned Winner of Miss Global Peace 2015 is Miss Hebrew the form Miss  Burkina.



A Rwandan Orphan, Genocide Survivor, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Ambassador for Peace, Mult-Talented Artist and Actress , Self- Published Author , Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, She is the New” MISS GLOBAL PEACE 2017 !!!!! Crowned by US Small Business Administration, Economic Development Supervisory Jennifer J. with Western African University Students Leaders Mr. Arnauld B. at the United Nations Committee on Commission on Statues of Women. CSW 61

Dear Marie Claudine Mukamabano
you are the perfect woman to wear that crown and sash, my dear!
So glad I was able to get there today and hear you encourage others and ignite the creative energy of people around you through YOUR story of courage and reclamation! you are AWESOME!!! ” Kathleen. American Actress in New York City & Philanthropist.

” Hi Marie,
It was so nice to meet you today, and hear your inspiring entrepreneurial story. I am in awe of how the Lord has used you to accomplish his will, and how he used your desire to be a movie star, to create an inspiring documentary of your life. I was also so inspired by your energy and how you have served others and the Lord has returned it by providing for you. ”

” Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment. I never expected anything less. Your fame spreads!!” Said; Miss Jeri , My Entrepreneurship Teacher at FAST TRACK , NEW YORK, SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

“Awesome woman and at a well deserved time. It’s women “Herstory” month.” Dianne a Facebook Friend.
MISS GLOBAL PEACE. with Mission to Promote Peace, Women & Girls Empowerment, Resolution 1325, Effective Leadership Communication , Entrepreneurship Technology and Social Media Marketing
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During the genocide in Rwanda, I find myself jumping over the bodies of the people, children were being killed from my left and right, people were being shot in front of me. I really didn’t think I’d survive, I thought I’d die like everyone else. Therefore, I took a vow before God. I said, “Lord, if you save my life and I survive, I will do everything in my ability to help Rwandan orphans”.

Before that, my dream was to get a PhD in mathematics because I was really good in it. I was the first young girl in my school to win a scholarship to study Mathematics in the best Catholic school in Rwanda named “College Saint Andrew”. I was brilliant, So I thought nothing would stop me to get the PhD, and invent something which students would learn in school such as inventions of Archimedes, Pythagoras , or like others scientists who invented something that changed the world. It was a big dream for my age but I wanted to leave a legacy. My plan was to call it my full name “Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO”. I could visualize my invention in my dream when I was still in elementary school.

It would have been wonderful to have the students everywhere learning about my invention. So, the moment I made a promise to God to help the orphans, I changed my plan. I said that if God saved my life, I would not get the PhD in mathematics but instead I will study business and establish my organization to raise money, and to help orphans. Economics was my favorite field since it has a lot to do with math, because I really love math.

Due to the lack of the required number of students to study Economics, I was obliged to study business instead.

WHY DO I EXIST ? Is a question I ask myself as a genocide survivor and I believe that my existence is to praise God and help others. I believe my existence is to change somebody’s life. I believe it’s my duty to promote peace, and to prevent evil acts by promoting the acts of kindness, and the benefits of performing God’s holiness.

I established The Claudine’s Healing & Empowerment Dancing with Orphans in Kigali Rwanda, June 2005.
In September 2005 when I was dancing with the Rwanda Dance Group, and we were talking about the genocide and the survivors in Rwanda. We were planning to figure out our next step as artists to help improve the lives of survivors, especially the orphans, which is my life’s mission. I remember telling Rwanda Super Star Jean Paul SAMPUTU that I wanted to name the organization that reflected myself, something that will make me definitely feel responsible for somebody. It came up in my mother tongue, KUKI NDIHO? “Why Do I Exist?” “Why I Exist?”
Sometimes, we blame other people for our failures; and we sit down with our arms crossed assuming that they will do something to solve our problems. I wanted to do something for the helpless to take responsibility, and make a difference in somebody’s life, because I wanted to acknowledge how God saved my life. That’s how Why Do I Exist came to life. It helped me to fulfill my promises to God, and the vow I made to God during the genocide in Rwanda.

THANK YOU so very much for all my friends and supporters who are helping to advance my Book writing project
Thank you so much for your ideas and guidance. Thank you. Thank you. May God continue to protect and bless you. Peace.
Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO
Founder & CEO of

Kuki Ndiho Foundation :: Why Do I Exist
MISS GLOBAL PEACE. with Mission to Promote Peace, Women & Girls Empowerment, Resolution 1325, Effective Leadership Communication , Entrepreneurship Technology and Social Media Marketing
More details about accomplishments of our New Miss Global Peace Please go to

MISS Global Peace