Wednesday, August 17, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE, PAGE 11

Justus Nyabuto – 12 year-old by, found in post-election violence in 2018

Justus was raised up by his aunt known as Banchiri. This boy did not see his mother, but he was told that his mother died two months after giving birth to him and that she was buried in the plot that Justus’s father had bought in Kisumu where both Justus and his mother were living together with Justus’ aunt by the name Banchiri.

The father of Justus divorced Justus’s mother while Justus’ mother was having a three months pregnancy of Justus!! Unfortunately, Justus’ mother also succumbed to death later leaving Justus a young baby of two months old.

Justus’ aunt took care of Justus from two months up to 9 years when post-election violence happened in 2018. That is when the perpetrators attacked their compound and managed to slaughter Banchiri, (Justus’ aunt). They spared this boy Justus because he was young due to sympathy of his age.

A certain vehicle was rescuing the Kisii People from the land of their political opponent. This is where a man who was escaping to Kisii took Justus and put him in this vehicle!! When the vehicle came to a place called Kenyenya this man left Justus at the market and told this boy to ask anyone for assistance and the man went away!

This young boy was directed to our orphanage and he located us by himself. All of sudden he marched to the orphanage compound and explained to us about this touching story and how he arrived at Kenyenya. We reported the case to our local area chief and the chief requested us to allow this boy to stay in the orphanage.

Justus is staying in the orphanage and he is humbled to be natured and taken care of by through the support of Pastor Donald. This boy loves drawing and he desires to be a graphic designer after school. Justus is very much appreciative for every support he receives from Pastor Donald and friends in USA. 

Moses Otungo – 9 year-old boy found in the street in 2018

One Friday Evening when we were heading home after house-to-house evangelism in Riteke village, we met Moses lying beside the road, where there was a huge crowd surrounding him just watching his unconscious body down on the ground!!! We also stood with pastor Vincent and Janet our praise and worship leader.

When we inquired, we were told that this boy Moses was a street boy and in the previous two weeks, he was seen that his health was not good, but that day it worsened!! The market people were there just watching him die because everyone feared taking him to the hospital thinking about what will happen if he will die on their hands!!

We stayed there within the crowd hoping that a good Samaritan will volunteer to carry the responsibility of taking this helpless boy to the hospital, but unfortunately no one was ready for that task !!

All of a sudden Janet our praise and worship leader touched me on my shoulders and whispered to me saying, “Kindly pastor Joel, let us take this kid to the hospital and do not worry he will not die on our hands for the grace of God upon us can cause healing to the boy”

After Janet finished whispering this on my ears, I only said “No problem let us do our part and God will do the rest.” We picked the boy Moses from the midst of the crowd down on the ground and took him to Tabaka Hospital, whereby we shared the issue with the medical officer and he received treatment on debt.

The doctors discovered that Moses was suffering from severe pneumonia since he was exposed to excess coldness there in the street where he used to sleep on the cold floor. On the third day when we went to visit him in the hospital. We were amazed that he had totally recovered from the disease, but we could not manage to settle the bill. By good luck one of the doctors helped us to clear the bills after discovering that Moses’ Mother dropped him in this market.

She had lied to him, telling him that she went for some shopping in the super market before they proceed on their journey from Nairobi into the country, but it was an evil deal of escaping: abandoning his son by the roadside. This is how the boy started hustling with street life after his mother failed to return to pick him! She went missing.

By the advice of the doctors that Moses needs good care and a good sleeping to avoid more attack from pneumonia and other diseases, we found that we were the only option to take care of Moses. We brought him to the orphanage.

Moses is humbled for the way God used us to safe his dying soul and he is praising God for the support and love he receives from Pastor Donald in connection with the church of Kenya. Moses likes quoting that he is a live through the grace of God and he will live to worship him and serve him with all his strength. God bless Pastor Donald, mom Vivian and the Log Church. AMEN

Sunday, August 14, 2022

THE LOG CHURCH SERMON - AUGUST 14, 2022: THE SIGN OF A NEW CITIZENSHIP

The following are the last words of Jesus after he had risen from the dead as they are recorded in the gospel of Mark. He spoke them to his disciples just prior to his ascension into heaven:

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:15-18 NAS) 

Of course, what we tend to do with these verses is what we do with nearly all of Jesus’ teachings—we try to reduce them to a formula or a ritual. So then, because of this unfortunate habit of ours, we have believers who think it must be a sign of true spirituality to speak in tongues, so they teach others how to speak in tongues, as if it were the next course in our spiritual education program.

We have believers who think that it must be a sign of true spirituality to be able to handle poisonous snakes, so in their worship services there is a time set apart for snake handling.

We look at the outward manifestations as the true meaning of the teaching and neglect the central issue. All of this is not much different from what we do with other teachings of Jesus—even with the teachings of Jesus concerning baptism.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - PAGE 10

Today is not only primary election day in Wisconsin, but it is also the national election in Kenya for president. It is said to be a very close race between the two leading candidates.

If you have been reading about the children of the orphanage, you have seen that many of them were orphaned from post-election violence in the past. Please pray that this present-day election will be peaceful, and that whatever party takes control of the politics of the country, they will be able to move Kenya forward.

Please also continue to pray for the orphanage. They are going through a difficult time right now.

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Children of the Log Church Orphanage - Page 10


Deborah Nyanchera – 13 year-old girl who came to the orphanage in 2018 as result of post-election violence.

The family of Deborah owned a plot in a place called Kondere here in Nyanza. This family was misplaced during the political violence that happened in some parts of the country after the serious violence that engulfed the country in 2007. These clashes claimed more than 477 lives among which the parents of Deborah were involved!! Another 118,000 people were misplaced whereby Deborah was among them!

Deborah and other 21 refugees were brought by a lorry and they were dropped at Ogembo sub-county. People of good will volunteered to take these refugees to their various homes at least to provide them shelter and food as they regain and adjust themselves to begin a new life. Everyone who volunteered took one or two refugees according to his/her capability.

A business woman known as Zenah Kerubo took this young girl Deborah and adopted her. Deborah received good care from Zenah for 5 years until the time Zenah died in October 2017!! After the death of Zenah the life of Deborah started facing a lot of challenges. The four children of Zenah could unite against Deborah!! They were now denying her food at times, and most of the days they could beat her without cause!! She became patient with the challenges until mid-January 2018 when she totally faced rejection from Zenah’s children.

She boldly and personally came to the orphanage seeking for care and help. Tears was running down her cheeks as she was introducing herself to us!! We were touched by her situation and gave her access to the orphanage. She is good in athletics and singing and also she is one of the best soloists among the orphanage praise and worship team.

Deborah is thankful to God for the support and encouragement she receives from pastor Donald, her dear wife Vivian and the Log church USA. She is equally appreciating Pastor Joel and the leadership of log church Kenya for their love and good care towards all the orphanage children.        


Constantine Mosomi – 17 year-old boy who came to orphanage in 2018, orphaned and rejected by family

This boy Constantine was born in a polygamous family. His mother was the first wife to his father and the second one was known as Susan Mwikali. Constantine’s mother was known as Eucabeth and his father was known as Enock Mariga.

This man Enock rejected the mother of Constantine and due this, the Mother of this boy went away to unknow place leaving her son Constantine in the hands of his father Enock. She went away in the year 2011 and her whereabouts are still unknown! Constantine enjoyed living in harmony with his father and step mother until May of 2017. That is when Enock died on the spot after falling down from a two story building where he was doing Masonry work.

Five months after the burial of Constantine’s father, Susan the step mother of Constantine, secretly sold the whole plot plus the buildings that Enock had bought. This was the place where they knew as home. This step mother disappeared with her two children to unknown place.

At the time, Constantine was staying at a boarding school in Nyabioto. When the term was over, he came home and was terribly surprised that their home and premises was of a different person who bought it from her step mother Susan. Constantine was denied access to this home and could not locate his step mother. She still cannot be located!

This is how Constantine suffered rejection until two four months later, when we meet him January 2018 in dilemma, wandering in Sengera village without hope. We brought him under the orphanage care. He is a simple and very polite boy. He is a good footballer and he likes teaching other kids the word of God. He has a passion of becoming a preacher.

Constantine is giving God all the glory for the wonderful connection with Donald and the log church USA. Thanks very much for the support of Log church. Blessings.

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - PAGE 9


Night Caleb – 7 year-old girl found in the streets during evangelism in 2018

Night did not see her biological parents since she was found thrown in a rubbish bit of Nyambera in the year 2014. By then she was a kid of only six months old!!! An aged woman of 51 years adopted Night and volunteered to take care of this young kid.

This woman was known as Pamela Nyaboke and she lived in Itumbe town where she used to sell oranges and tomatoes for a living. She loved Night and called her “granddaughter.” Pamela managed to nature this young girl Night giving her good care until when she unfortunately died after suffering for a short period of time!!

Pamela had been raised in a family of conflicts and the conflicts increased after the death of her parents in the year 1992. There was total misunderstanding and disregard between Pamela’s brothers and sisters. Pamela was later chased by her brothers from their home whereby they were raising questions asking why she was not married and she was of age!! They drove her out of their compound mercilessly.

Pamela was childless and she adopted Night from the rubbish bin many years later while staying at Itumbe. She found Night in the rubbish bin on her way from Daraja market and adopted her, referring night as her “granddaughter.”

After the death of Pamela, her brother by the name Fred offered a grave site to bury the body of Pamela through the intervention of the chief area. These families refused to adopt Night from their dead sister!! Night was now four years old when Pamela died.

This is where Night’s life changed to the worst and she was left alone in Itumbe town whereby she started wondering in the streets without help and she was homeless.

During evangelism, we met her and we had compassion given the fact that she was very young to cope with the street life!! We  brought her to the orphanage, she is now happy to get shelter , food, clothes and education, based on the help from pastor Donald and pastor Joel.

She has a desire to be a nurse, and in church she likes reciting memory verses. She is always happy and joyful, Thanks to log church USA, friends and well-wishers. Your support matters a lot. May God reward you for the good work. 


Gaudenciah Nyaboke – 8 year-old girl found abandoned in 2018

Gaudenciah was raised by a single young mother. We are told that Gaudenciah’s mother was called Jennifer Moraa. She came to live in Kenyenya town in the Nyamache shopping district. In April of the year 2017, she came to Kenyenya town with her daughter Gaudenciah. They started life in a rental house near Kenyenya market.

Gaudenciah’s mother used to wash clothes for people to earn a living. In the process she was engaged with a certain man and this man promised Gaudenciah’s mother marriage but with a condition that only if she had no child. This forced Gaudenciah’s mother to reject her own daughter so that not to break the relationship with the man she loved most. She was totally changed and cautioned her daughter Gaudenciah not to call her “mother” but instead use the name “Aunt“ to call her!!! Gaudeniciah‘s mother made sure that the name “mother” could not be spoken in the presence of  the man who she was in love with and had lied to him that she was childless! This is because she wanted to secure her love with the man.

She now started mistreating her own child Gaudenciah and earlier January in the year 2018 she decided to boycott her daughter Gaudenciah and went missing with that so called “Husband” to unknown place. Two months later we met this story that Jennifer had abandoned her daughter intentionally simply because she was in love with a man who could not marry her with a child.

Gaudenciah was abandoned alone in the rental house having nothing to eat and the landlord was about to lock her outside of that house. When we had evangelism in that flat we asked someone to adopt Gaudenciah but no one was ready to take Gaudenciah because they feared her mother who was very harsh and could easily fight people.

We adopted Gaudenciah to our orphanage and since then we have been making a follow up about this woman Jennifer Moraa (Gaudenciah‘s mother) and her family background but we have not been able to trace the family for 3 years now and no one knows about the family background yet!!

Gaudenciah is now staying in the orphanage and she is comfortable to be with other children in this building. Gaudenciah had given up but now she is smiling for the care and help in the orphanage through Pastor Donald, she likes playing a drum and she can sing very well. She wants to be a gospel artist after school. Gaudenciah is really grateful to receive support through Pastor Donald, mom Vivian and Log Church USA. God uplift Log Church. Amen

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

THE LOG CHURCH SERMON, JULY 31, 2022 - SALVATION FROM THE WORLD

“Salvation” or “being saved” are terms that are thrown around a lot in Christian circles. They are good terms and they are Biblical terms, but often we do not understand exactly what it is from which we need to be saved. We think of hell—we need to be saved from hell. We also think of being “saved from our sins,” (another phrase that means different things to different people). These are actually accurate descriptions of salvation, but these definitions alone do not give us the full picture of what Jesus is speaking of when he speaks of our need to be saved.

Saved by Baptism?

Our lack of understanding about salvation becomes apparent by our inability to know how to interpret something that Jesus once said. These words that he spoke were actually some of his last just before he ascended into heaven after he had risen from the grave.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - PAGE 8

Peter Ontiri – 11 year-old boy found on the street in 2017

While were we ministering at Tabaka town with evangelism team, on our way back home we met elderly street boys their ages ranging between 19 to 21 thoroughly and carelessly beating one of their colleague who was this boy Peter Ontiri. We all stopped there and made inquiries what the problem was.

They all said that this boy Peter was disclosing their evil secrets how they snatch pedestrians’ phones and other items in the evening times when it is dark and the streets are not so busy. They all shouted in the loudest voice with anger, “We must kill peter tonight!!! We swear that he must be dead by tomorrow” they continued shouting!!

We feared so much and this forced us to spend there 3 hours begging them not to harm Peter in any way but none of them could listen to our advice. Their temper was too high despite the people of that area intervening to cause them change mind of killing their colleague-a young boy.

Back in the year 2016 the same boys had killed one of their colleagues in the same manner of petty arguments. We asked for one volunteer to take Peter to him/her home as a means of protecting him and safe his life but everyone around feared to take a street boy!! Eventually we were the only one who had courage to come with Peter in the orphanage taking risk of helping him but being encouraged in our hearts through the previous street kids we had adopted that Peter also might be a good boy in a wrong place.

Right now Peter is in the safe hands of God and has never done any crime for this long period we have stayed with him in the orphanage facility. We did guidance and counseling on the first day we brought him in the orphanage and took him to school and we can testify that Peter behaves very well and he is a very polite boy. Peter likes playing football and dancing in church. He is determined to use his dancing gift in giving God Glory. Peter says that he will live to serve God who saved him from a deadly street. God bless Pastor Donald and Vivian for starting this orphanage.

 

Kevin Ombati – 13 year-old boy found in the street in 2018

We had a crusade and evangelism program at Ogembo town 2018 April. The meetings went on successfully and many people were being convicted with the word of God daily. We had a pulpit where ministers and choirs stood during the program.

It was something shocking that this young boy Kevin at the age of ten he could lit a cigarette and boldly came up to the pulpit to join our choir in singing, wanting to dance with the choir of the church while taking cigarette at the same time!!

All the ushers could try to block him from the alter of God but they could find very hard time to manage him! He made it a trend daily as we entered into crusade services!! On the last day he came somehow well-dressed but now without cigarettes at all! Pastor Vincent started praying for those people who wanted to give their lives to Christ. Kevin was the first one to step on the pulpit for prayers!!

Then pastor Vincent said “I have been led by the holy spirit to break the evil spirit of drug abuse in this young boy Kevin, and from this time forward the life of this boy must change for good in Jesus name!!! No more drug abuse.”

Everyone was quite in the meeting!! Then Pastor Vincent asked the audience whether the parents of Kevin were present at the crusade grounds. That is when we realized that Kevin was a street boy and his background was not known by anyone. After prayer pastor Vincent said “we will adopt this boy in our orphanage and teach him the ways of God.”

There crowd clapped for that and when we ended the crusade we came with Kevin to our orphanage. This boy is grateful and thankful to God for the amazing things he did to him after accepting salvation. He is free from drug abuse and he really sympathizes with those who take such drugs.

Currently Kevin is the choir trainer of junior youth and he is very committed in the work of God, He has a passion of being a pastor through the call of God so that he can change more lives including street children who are addict to drug abuse. Kevin is congratulating the Log church for their wonderful support through Pastor Donald and his dear wife Vivian. God bless everyone who gives to support us.

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

REPORT FROM THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - KISII, KENYA

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,            

Greetings in the most precious name. We thank God for the love and concern for the Kenya family. We are praying for you all each day. We thank you for your prayers and help which has sustained us to this far may God reward and keep you all.

We are sending email to let all readers of the blog to know that we appreciate the work you are doing here in Kenya. May bless you all.

Ksh.400,000 food budget

Rice=400Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh.100000

Maize =466kilogram, one kg =Ksh.290 x466=135, 000

Cooking oil =60litres, one litre cost Ksh. 450x16litres=Ksh7000

Omo (a type of soap)  17 kilograms, one kg @ 150=Ksh.2600

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25600

Unga ngano (baking flour) 164kgs One kilogram =Ksh.160 x164 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 76Kgs=Ksh.7600

Beans 200kgs one kilogram Ksh. 350=Ksh.70000

Books and pens Ksh. 20000

Transport cost Ksh.5900

 (Corinthians 9:11-12) “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

Our prayers are with you all, may God bless you all. Stay blessed once again as you are the head not the tail.

Thanks God bless you and provide for your needs also. Thanks. Really good we call you blessed.

Yours in Kind regard Son Joel and Church/Orphanage leadership Kenya.




Sunday, July 24, 2022

A PECULIAR PEOPLE - THE LOG CHURCH SERMON, JULY 24, 2022

As a boy sitting in church and trying to keep my attention focused (and usually failing), I remember one verse of the Bible that set my mind to wander more than once. It still sets my mind to wander.

I quote it here in the King James Version, because that is the only translation that we had when I was a boy: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9 KJV).

It seems like this verse was read quite often in our old, Swedish Baptist church. I think our pastor must have liked it. It is a rich verse. In it, the Apostle Peter draws from many Old Testament sources to demonstrate to the Christians of his day the richness of our heritage and our high calling. Each one of those phrases in the verse brings to mind the image of some special way in which God related to his people in the Old Testament. Peter then applies these same phrases to the Christians of today. We also are a chosen race, a royal priesthood.

But I always smiled to myself when I heard the term peculiar people. As a young adolescent, I perhaps should have had more respect for my elders, but I remember looking around the congregation and thinking to myself that the word peculiar maybe did describe some of the people there.

Two Definitions

At the time, I only knew of one meaning for the word peculiar. To me, something that was peculiar was something that was strange or odd.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - PAGE 7

Moffat Miruka – 12 Year-old boy found in 2017 during street evangelism

Moffat was born in the street of Magena and his mother raised him up with the street lifestyle. His mother was a refugee of the post-election violence, finally ending up in Magena. It was there, while living on the street, that she later conceived and gave birth  to Moffat.

In the month of October of the year 2015, we were conducting an evangelism campaign in the market of that town. During our time there, Moffat’s mother surrendered her life to Christ during the alter call carrying her baby Moffat on the arms. It pleased our hearts for this street girl to give her life to the Lord.

Business people within the market were very much moved and touched with this young street girl and blessed her with blankets, a mattress, clothes and some other food stuffs. These business people then gave us a challenge as a church to provide a house for this street girl with her son Moffat.

The church leadership accepted to look for a cheap rental house for this family and kept paying the house until January 2017 when this girl died from heart attack in Nyangusu Hospital under medication.

The body of the deceased was buried in the cemetery but this kid Moffat remained under our care. We therefore took Moffat to our orphanage so that he can grow together with other kids as we provide him with the necessities.

Right now Moffat is embraced with the orphanage lifestyle and he is glad to call the orphanage “Home.” He likes playing football and dancing in church Moffat has a great hope of using talents to glorify God forever and ever more. He appreciates the monthly support from pastor Donald, mum Vivian and other friends. God bless Log church USA.


Jackline Mokua 
 11 year-old girl found in the street in 2016

Two months after we had rescued a boy named Kemiso David out of the street that he requested that we may go and pray for the three other kids that used to be with him there before in the street. We went to that place for prayers with our intercessory team but we did not find all the three kids in the street of the town of Kenyenya.

Only Jackline was there. The other two street kids had gone to join other street children in the next sub-county called Nyamarambe to search for food. The situation for them in Kenyenya where they used to stay was becoming hostile with inadequate food left overs and they were rarely fed by strangers in the town.

We did not follow them to Nyamarambe but we prayed for the young girl Jackline, we bought her some snacks and provided her with two clothes. But at the time when we were leaving, she cried terribly that we should not leave her alone in the street and she was very tired with street life.  She told us that if we were not to go with her she would simply kill herself by taking poison later on after we have gone!

The only option was to bring Jackline to our orphanage to help her survive. Jackline is happy and thankful for the orphanage environment where she is being provided with shelter, food, clothing and she is glad to join school like other kids of the age.

She likes singing and always tells us to pray for her that in future she would be a gospel artist who can bless the nations with good singing and praising God through her voice. She likes to quote that “with God all things are possible”. Thanks to God that through pastor Donald and the Log Church friends she is always being supplied with her needs.

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

THE STORY OF THE BIBLE - THE LOG CHURCH SERMON, JULY 17, 2022

The study of the Bible is a daunting task. The history of the Bible spans thousands of years, and its scope is no less than eternity, both in the eternal past and the future. Its themes run from everyday common sense to deep philosophical discussions. The pages of the Scriptures are filled with stories of love, hate, faithfulness, and treachery. There are hundreds of characters with names that are foreign and difficult to pronounce and nearly impossible to remember.

There are many ways to tackle this job of research. The Bible student might study the Bible’s historical aspects or break it down into themes or topics. We can study the biographies of the characters of the Bible, or we might concentrate on an analysis of the doctrines. Scholars have divided the pages and subjects of the Bible and analyzed the text as if it were a laboratory specimen.

It is not that it is wrong to do this. In fact, it can be very helpful. However, the danger in doing only this is we may miss the broad and universal theme of the Bible. We may come to know the parts, but we do not know the whole. To avoid this myopic view of the Bible, it is important to preserve the overrunning premise and topic of the Bible.

Why was it written? If one had to state in a sentence the purpose of the Bible, what would it be?

Friday, July 15, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT FROM PASTOR JOEL, LOG CHURCH KENYA


Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Greetings from Kenya family. We are with great appreciation from the children, leaders and the Log churches of Kenya. We are humbled for the love and the heart of caring you have shown towards your family in Kenya. We thank God for each one of you for every financial gift you send and taking time to pray and stand with the work in Kenya. May God reward you for hearing His voice by reading the post on the blog which Overseer  Don posts on the internet. Really you hand of help has help greatly for the work in Kenya.

We thank God for the daily food through you your support. The Church in Kenya is praying for you all each that you may experience the grace of abundance and restoration upon your life. We know that Covid-19 affected you but you have not grown weary in well doing:

 “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 58

Expenditure budget of Ksh.500, 000

Ksh.100000 school fees

Ksh.70, 000 plastic chairs for churches.

Ksh.330,000 food budget

Rice=400Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh.100000

Maize =466kilogram, one kg =Ksh.290 x466=135, 000

Cooking oil =60litres,one litre cost Ksh. 450x60litres=Ksh27000

Omo  17 kilograms , one kg @ 150=Ksh.2600

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25600

Unga ngano/baking flour 164kgs One kilogram =Ksh.160 x164 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 76Kgs=Ksh.7600

Transport cost Ksh.5900

Thanks God bless you all, we are praying for you all daily and we pray that God will supply for your needs also and provide for these children here with us. Please accept our thanks for your love towards the work we are doing here. May I inform you that the Lord has been incredibly good to our pastoral ministry.

Also we are busy in doing soul winning as we do evangelism, Keep praying the church members to have food to eat. Please keep us in prayer God to
provide for the poor families in our churches. Through this soul winning work many people have turned up into the kingdom are attending church worship service.

May the Lord bless you for the efforts and your labour for the increase of God’s kingdom. It is our hope that the Lord will give us burning desire to reach out even beyond our boundaries of the land of Kenya, that the poorest of the poor be gathered to worship God. Pray for the financial yokes to be broken in Jesus name.

We request you to join prayer. May shower his blessings to you all as you always pray for us thank you for, hoping to hear from you.

Yours in Christ’s love,

Son Joel and Church Leadership - Log Church Kenya

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

CHILDREN OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE - PAGE 6

Elizabeth Nyabuto, 17 year-old girl found in the streets during post-election violence in 2018

Elizabeth was raised by a single mother who lived at Rongo from the year 2005. She gave birth to Elizabeth there at Rongo shopping center.

When Elizabeth tried to enquire about their family background from her mother, the mother used to rebuke her and eventually told her daughter Elizabeth that she was misplaced. She always told Elizabeth to stop asking about their family background but instead work hard in school!!

Unfortunately the mother of Elizabeth was slaughtered by violence perpetrators who attacked the flat where they were living. By good luck Elizabeth at the time had gone for sugar at the shop!! On her way back to the house she saw these perpetrators cutting her mother’s neck and other neighbors were tightly held also to be killed. She threw down the sugar, but in her hand she was having a change of kshs 150 from sugar. With that money, she picked a motor bike and escaped to Nyamarambe sub-county.

She did not wish to go back to their rental house at Rongo again where her beloved mother was killed before her eyes due to 2012 -2013 post-election violence. One of the teachers at Nyakeyo primary school adopted Elizabeth to his home and later in November the year 2017 the teacher’s family migrated to the nearby country of Tanzania leaving Elizabeth in the care of their elder brother.

This brother chased Elizabeth from his home due to pressure from his wife who did not want   Elizabeth to be adapted to their family. Elizabeth ran to the street and we found her in need of our help. After listening to her, we came with her to the orphanage.

She is now peaceful in the orphanage and she congratulates Pastor Donald, mum Vivian and all the friends who contribute their funds to help Log orphanage. She likes cleaning the church and reciting memory verses. She has a passion of becoming a teacher of the word of God. Blessings to everyone who donates.


Faith Ontiri, 12 year-old girl who came to the orphanage in 2018

The parents and two siblings of Faith were brutally killed at Bomet while they were digging in the garden of their neighbor as an odd job to earn their living!! But Faith was the only one left back home at their rental house. She had remained behind to prepare tea and take it to the garden for her parents and siblings.

This is where she received the shocking sad news about the cruel death of her parents and siblings as a result of post-election violence!!! She felt down on the floor and fainted!! One of her close neighbor and family friend took Faith and hid her to prevent her from being tortured and killed also!!!

Two days later this good neighbor escorted Faith up to the border of our Kisii and Kipsigis community- a place called Sotik. The neighbor returned at the border and gave Faith Ksh 400 to use as a bus fare to wherever she would like to go for refugee within her own tribe Kisii.

Since she was now on her tribe’s land and would not be killed, Faith bordered a vehicle and paid a bus fare. She was heading to unknown direction since she did not have any information concerning her father’s family back ground!!

All of a sudden she saw us having a crusade at Omoriungamu junction and she abruptly stopped the bus!! After coming down the bus, she directly came to the crusade ground. As the crusade continued she was terribly crying!!

Pastor Vincent went close to her and inquired from her what the problem was! She told Pastor Vincent how her parents and siblings were killed, how she was rescued by her good neighbor and she had nowhere to go from there!! After the crusade we discussed the issue with other leaders and decided to have Faith in the orphanage due to here dilemma station.

Faith is happy to belong to the orphanage where she receives love and support through Pastor Donald in connection with Pastor Joel Kisii Log church. She is a very talented singer and she wants to use her talents more especially after school to glorify God. She really appreciates Pastor Donald and all donors for providing to her daily needs. Surely to this far it is the hand of God!!!

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If you would like to help the children of the Log Church Orphanage of Kisii, Kenya, you may make your check out to “The Log Church” and write “Orphans” on the memo line.

Send it to:

 The Log Church

PO  Box 68

Tripoli Wisconsin 54564

We now need to pay a wire transfer fee with every payment, which amounts to $50 each time, but other than that, your donated money will be used only for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!