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2018 Books and Bricks Annual Fundraiser – Saturday, Nov 3rd, 2018, 5pm.

We are excited to invite you to our annual fundraiser.  We are energized and renewed after our recent trip to Kenya, come hear about it! We are building a new library...


Donor Appreciation Dinner

Donor Appreciation Dinner is a parish wide celebration of our mission work in Mulundi.  This event will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. This year we celebrate...


Books and Bricks… helping children in rural Kenya one book and brick at a time.

Vision Statement: Education, Elimu, Kisomo.

Mission Statement: Our focus is Education. We Work with  Mulundi Village community in Kitui County of  Eastern Province, Kenya, to accomplish the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our Partner Schools in Kitui County, Kenya:

  1. Mulundi Primary School (ages 6-16)
  2. Mulundi Early Childhood Education (ages 3-6)
  3. Kusoma Initiative Kids housed at St. James (mother and child ages 0-3 years).
  4. Kwa Muema High School
  5. Kilonzo High School (ages 13-18)
  6. Kyanika Secondary School (ages 13-18)
  7. Kabaa High School (ages 13-18)
  8. St. Angela’s Girls High School (ages 13-18)
  9. St. Thomas Aquinas Kalawa Boys High School (Alumni teachers/University students)

Our Projects:

  • Sustainable Scholarship Program: For high school and college students.
  • School Buildings: Construction of classrooms and Libraries.
  • School Supplies: Teachers, Librarians, Computers, Pens, Books, Paper etc
  • Mentoring Program for students.

Development Partners:

  • St. James Batavia Anglican Church – Diocese of Kitui, Anglican Church of Kenya.
  • African Inland Church- Kavuvoni, Kitui.
  • Mulundi Catholic Church- Bomas Parish, Kitui.
  • Redeemed Gospel Church – Mulundi, Kitui.
  • Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Washington.
  • Monte and Jeana Frazier Family – Seattle and Nebraska.
  • Andrew and Robin Deceunyk Family –  Seattle.

Our Parish Home: Saint John’s and the Diocese of Olympia

Books and Bricks is an outreach ministry of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle.   St. John has been involved in Mulundi Village since 2004 with the construction of St. James Batavia Anglican Church.

We hold fundraising events and informational events at Saint John’s to raise money for scholarships, school supplies (Books, pens, pencils) and school building projects.

Our Parish Priests: Our Parish Priests are most supportive of our mission. They serve as Patrons of our mission.

2010 – 2011: Rev. Peter Jay DeVeau.

2011 – 2013: Rev. Greg Peters.

2013 – 2015: Rev. Jerry D. Godwin.

2015 – 2016: Father Michael Carroccino.

2017 – Current: Vestry Warden, Mrs. Long, Rev. Kate Wesch.

Books and Bricks Organization Motto: Our common life depends on each other’s toil. (Book of Common Prayer, Pg 134)

Our Patron Saint: St. Francis of Assisi.