Rev. Monica 'Mama' Oduor

A visit from Mama

Crossroads to welcome African partner with music and prayer.

Crossroads United Church (7655 120 St.) will welcome a special guest on Wednesday.

For more than a decade, the congregation has quietly partnered with Rev. Monica “Mama” Oduor, who runs runs an AIDS orphanage with 126 children in Busia, Kenya (on the Ugandan border).

The church has given Mama’s orphanage, Mama’s Orphans Children’s Home, financial assistance, and has sent visitors there to help lend a hand.

On Aug. 28 starting at 7 p.m., the church will hold a “Mama’s Visit and Prayer Meeting” event, which will include singing, praying and storytelling. Music will include Bruce Harding and the Crossroads church band.

Mama Oduor, who is visiting Canada with her son Bobby for three weeks, will also be at the church’s Sunday service on Sept. 1, and the church will serve lunch (by donation) in her honour.

For more information, visit call 778-593-1043 or visit


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