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Sue Owen, 87, of Payson, is sponsoring a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 304 E. Bonita to raise money to help a woman in Africa who feeds 40-plus orphans.

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A Payson woman is sponsoring a yard sale this weekend at her home, 304 E. Bonita St., with all proceeds benefiting a trip to Africa to help a woman who feeds orphans.

A group of Christian college students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott are heading to Africa this summer to build a home for Agnes, a woman who feeds 40-plus orphans a day.

Agnes cooks out of a small, three-sided shack and students hope to build a more suitable home with windows and doors.

Sue Owen, 87, said she first heard about the students’ work when her granddaughter, Kimberly Sexton, sponsored the Chi Alpha Group. Sexton, a Payson graduate, along with her husband, Rev. Kevin Mac, has worked with the group for some time. Mac’s sister also lives in Africa full-time as a missionary.

A few years ago, Sexton, Mac and the students traveled to Africa and met Agnes for the first time.

Inspired by her work, the group donated a stove, fuel and helped throw together a makeshift home. Now they are returning to build a proper house.

“I volunteered to hold the yard sale because I get good traffic by my home,” Owen said. “All monies raised from this yard sale will be used to buy materials to build a house for Agnes and for her children.”

The yard sale runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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