Friday, November 12, 2021

TRIP TO KENYA

Vivian and I are anticipating our trip to visit the children and members of the two churches in Kenya. Much has changed since the last time I visited in 2019.

1.   The dormitory has been completed.

2.   A vegetable garden has been established.

3.   A water irrigation system with rain collection and tanks has been built and installed.

4.  Both of the two churches have had to construct larger buildings because of all the people who are attending. There are now about 700 members in the two churches.

5.   A good beginning has been made on the construction of a school building on the orphanage grounds.

6.   In addition to all of this, God has provided funding for the daily needs of the children, food, clothing, bedding, and all the rest.

7.  God has also provided funding so that the kids all have been able to attend school while they await our own to be completed. This is no small cost - $15,000 to $20,000 per year.

It has been amazing for me to see what God has accomplished in this short time – all of it by His mighty hand. There will be much for us to see and do, and many people to meet. The schedule for our visit is in the photo below. Thanks for your prayers for all of these events with many people, and thanks for your prayers for our safety and health.


Joel’s letter below:

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Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. We are humbled once again when we remember how great your help that you have donated for the children in Log Orphanage Kenya, which has brought hope to them. We as the church and staff we are praying for your all who have taken your time and resources to support these children. We appreciate your efforts to help may God provide for your needs also.


We have made the cost estimates for the forthcoming your trip for overseas. We trust God will send you to Kenya and see what God is doing through your hand of support. Welcome Kenya in near future of two weeks to come.

Dad we have received new cost of fuel which has made everything hard because here fuel is what mostly used and even food cost is increasing daily but we trust all will be well we request your prayers.

Below is the trip report and budget.

Hotel Cannas Kisii – Bed, breakfast and Supper: Ksh. 5000 daily x 13 nights = Ksh. 65,000 ($650)

Car hire from airport and return – Date 1 and Date 14 Ksh. 28,000 ($280)

Car hire 12days from hotel to the church: The owner of the car is letting us use it without cost, but the fuel costs will be Ksh. 2500 x12 = Ksh.30,000 ($300)

Mask 10,000 ($100. This will purchase 500 masks. There are about 700 church members, and these masks are for those who do not have money to buy their own)

Covid-19 test Ksh. 14,900 ($149. This is the required PCR test needed for Vivian and I for our return flight to the US. We also need one before we depart for Kenya, and we have arranged that here)

Food budget for members – 12 days x 3700=Ksh.44,200 ($442. I am not certain of the details of this expense, but we will be having a noon meal at the church at least on some days, and many people will have walked quite a long distance to attend. Like Jesus told his disciples, “We need to feed the people so that they do not faint on the way back to their homes”)

Miscellaneous –  Ksh. 50,000. ($500)

Total = Ksh. 242,100 (About $2,421.00)

We thank all who donated for the garden. It is serving the orphanage better. May God bless you all. We are in a period of replacing old vegetables and planting other species (see picture attached).


We are humbled for everything you are doing for the work in Kenya. May God reward you and all with you. Keep praying for the school building. We look to God for the provision. Keep for the churches in Kenya to have Ekegusii Bibles.

The orphanage also has needs like blankets, mattress and bedcovers. Thanks for your prayers and help which have made us to this far may God protect you all. We request your prayers for the food and school fees.


Finally, all leadership thank you and all who are behind the Log Orphanage Kenya also children are happy and humbled for the provision receive their thanks giving. God bless you all. Really appreciate all your work and love God blesses you once again.

Yours Son Joel and Log Church/Orphanage Kenya

Sunday, November 7, 2021

REPORT FROM KENYA

The trip for Vivian and I to visit the orphanage and churches in Kenya is still on, but I must say getting the covid test results so close to the time when we begin the flights both there and also on the return are making everything difficult. We are healthy, but it all contingent on what the results are at that time.

Vivian and latched on to this verse for our trip there: "Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you" (1 Thessalonians 3:11).

Here is this week's letter from Pastor Joel:

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Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

We praise God when we remember you and all across who are praying for the work of God in Kenya. May God bless you all, we are praying for the trip daily, and your protection from any harm.

The progress on the school building continues, brick upon brick

Thanks for those who provided food it came in time. May God bless you all, keep praying for the trip
and what it will take to happen. The help you sent were able to do the budget as shown below.

Food budget Ksh. 476,810.

Maize =558.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.260 x558.5=145,210

Cooking oil =60 litres,one litre cost Ksh. 360x60litres=Ksh21600.

Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25700

Unga ngano/baking flour 188. kgs One kilogram =Ksh.140 x188 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 38Kgs=3800

Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100

Beans=400kilogram,one kgs cost Ksh. 300x400kgs=Ksh. 120,000

Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.

Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 200x479kgs=Ksh.95,800

Transport cost Ksh.5900

Others.

Workers appreciation Ksh. 10,000

Bedsheets and bed covers Ksh. 13, 190

Thanks for help may God bless you all. Food will last for 19days from 1St November to 19th November 2021.

This photo from my 2019 trip to Kenya

We are here to thank all who have been donating towards school building its our prayers you keep praying for it to continue, we trust God will provide. Thanks.

We thank God that we received government officers from the department of construction and they recommended the work. Also, they are in charge of children home facilities and now they gave us new instructions on how we are supposed to separate girls from boys in different buildings. We are humbled to report of the member has given us the room free of charge for the stay of boys. Now we are separating boys and the current dormitory will be used by girls only. Now the boys will occupy the room which were using that time you came before having this dormitory.

The pictures of church we have attached of Nyakembene church it's growing and another picture is for the outreach. Thanks for your prayers.
The new, larger church building at Nyakembene

The churches are growing from one level to another. Welcome Kenya, we trust God will send you safely. The trip budget and programme we will send on the next email. Kindly keep us in prayer God to give us wisdom to raise this generation as the great army of God for the gospel.
Nyakembene outreach

Thanks. We request your prayers once again kindly mention us daily in prayer as we pray for you. We really covet your prayers. Be of good courage. We love you and may God keep you all in good health. God bless you all, we look forward hearing from you beloved. Thanks.

Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-Kenya

(Images of receipts below, Click READ MORE):

Sunday, October 31, 2021

STUDIES IN REVELATION (PART 10) - THE BEAST WITH THE MARK

After seeing the beast of the sea, John saw a second beast arise; this one coming up out of the earth (Revelation 13:11). This beast had (in John’s words) “two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.” In a manner similar to the beast from the sea receiving his authority from the dragon, the beast of the earth acts with authority given to him by the beast from the sea.

This beast from the earth is able to perform great signs, such as making fire come down from the sky to the earth. The major purpose of this beast is to direct all worship on the first beast of this vision, the beast from the sea. It seems likely that this beast from the earth appears at the time of the breaking of the covenant that the beast from the sea had with the “many.”

As we discussed last week, before this covenant was broken by the beast from the sea (the antichrist, the one whom Daniel spoke of as “the prince who is to come”), he allowed a certain amount of freedom in worship among the Jews. However, when the covenant is broken in the middle of Daniel’s week (Daniel 9:27), the beast reneges on his promise, and that freedom is revoked.

The one who is given the task to redirect the worship of the people to the beast of the sea is this second beast, the beast of the earth. In that task, the beast of the earth has some of the followers make an image (perhaps a statue) of the beast of the sea. To the amazement of all, the second beast “gives breath” to the image, so that it is even able to speak and to cause all who do not submit to this worship of the beast to be killed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

LETTER FROM PASTOR JOEL

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Greetings from Kenya family, we are humbled to praise God for the week and grace to be
able to let you all know how your family in Kenya with the orphanage is faring. Thanks for your prayers and help to the Log Orphanage Kenya. We pray for daily and we thank God giving you the burden to come and connect with the family in Kenya in the near future.

We are requesting God to send people for the journey to Kenya and see the needs for Kenya. Beloved we request your prayers, for God to supply the needs of the children food, school fees, clothing and other needs. We thank God for everything, we are humbled for the help you sent was used to pay school fees. The school administration was pressurizing us because of Covid-19 things has changed now they needed to buy school materials all at once. We paid Ksh. 400,000 for the schools, and Ksh. 100,000 for food. We are sorry for this since it made the food short.

See receipts attached, but we Thank God that some members of church have donated some food  plus what bought which will help  this week through Sunday praise to God. We trust God for next week to provide food.

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. Our prayers to God who made heaven and earth who is our helper and provider. Kindly join us in prayers for the breakthrough for the children to have their needs met by the grace of God. We request your prayers. We are praying that God will send you to Kenya and see the work you are.

On the school building, the engineer decided continue building with the material which had been purchased and will supply material where needed. The manager of the company said they will be patient to wait for any period when God will provide.

Thanks to all who are praying for the work in Kenya. May you God provide for Overseer Don to come and see the work God you are using him and all who help. God bless you all, we request your help and support for these children and Overseer Don and Mum trip. Thanks. God bless you all, we look forward hearing from you beloved. Thanks.

Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-Kenya.

Receipts below:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LETTER FROM PASTOR JOEL

Here is the latest letter from Pastor Joel. You will notice that he requested prayer for a trip that Vivian and I are making to Kenya in November. This is not yet definite, but we are looking into it. But thanks for the prayers. We think we really need to go to reconnect, but there are a few obstacles

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Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,

Greetings from Log Orphanage Kenya, we are praising God each time for your payers, as we have time to share with you. We are praying for you all each day we share with God in prayers. Thanks for the help we received recently for food. Keep praying for the school fees and school building.

We praise God for the day, allow us to give you the Log churches report in Kenya, Matagaro church is growing daily as we have daily service, many souls are turning to the Lord like on Sunday service we had 12 more souls to the Kingdom. Even Nyakembene church has become small and members and pastor Vincent they decided to expand the building keep praying for its expansion.

Pray for the school fees

Pray for the orphanage workers

Pray for the expansion of the gospel in our area and Kenya.

Pray for Ekegusii Bibles

Pray for Overseer Don and Vivian trip November.

Pray for general needs of the children such beds, clothes and school construction.

NEW CONSTRUCTION AT THE NYAKEMBENE CHURCH
May God bless you as you are going to be moved for the work. We pray God to move in your hearts to stand and help these children have their needs answered. Kindly we request you not to close your eyes on the needs of these ambassadors of the gospel tomorrow. May God protect and provide as you help to shape the future of these children under our care. We welcome your help and willing heart to send their help to Pastor Don and Vivian, who have been faithful to spare their time and resources to help these children.

Thanks to all who have sent their financial gift through them, we received them and for those are going to be moved to help trust them we are going to receive them and we will send feedback of the use of the financial gift you will donate. Be assured beloved that every cent or coin we receive is used directly for the needs of these children.

We welcome you all to Kenya and witness what Pastor Don put on his blog the work is the reality. Please join to come overseas Don and Mum Vivian on November trip by helping on the visit. We request your prayers for this trip end of November. God bless you all and guide your steps as you go out and as you come in. Thanks.

God bless you abundantly as we look forward hearing from you all reader of this blog

Your Son Joel and Church/orphanage Leadership.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

KISII ORPHANAGE - MANAGING THE FUNDS

Trying to manage the funds that are given for the orphans is sometimes very difficult. There
are three basic costs that we try to cover.

The first of these and the highest priority fund is for all the food and other daily needs for the children.

The second is the school fees for the children. The new school term began on Monday. It will run until the 23rd of December. The total cost for all of fees for all our children is $5115 for this term.

The third fund is for the school that we are building on the orphanage. This is actually the lowest priority but important none-the-less. It a long-term project, and of course a very costly project.

As you can read in Joel’s letter below, we recently ran into a shortage of food for the
children because we needed to buy a large amount of building materials so that we could begin construction of the school. We rarely (almost never) know week-by-week how much money we will have for the next week or two. We simply have to trust God to provide.

When the food runs out, the staff and kids pray and fast. They seek the Lord. Pastor Joel tells the children, “I do not know why God has chosen not to provide food for this day, but it is the path he has chosen for us.”

Praise God that he did provide, and we were able to send last week. The breakdown for the food purchased is below, after Joel’s letter:

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Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our lord and savior, we are humbled once  again for your love and help we received for food. We appreciate all blog readers who are sending donations to pastor Don, Vivian and Church. God bless you all, thanks.

Thanks goes to the church in USA church and Kenya for the days food was not in our storage room. Out of 12 days children missed food for 7 days. We were praying and fasting seeking God. We have taught children to seek God in all situations. We thank God for the regular provision even when delay comes. The lesson to remain trusting God more and more in our life is the time to develop our faith grow strong and stronger.

Be of good courage. We thank God for sustaining you and Kenya family. Our prayers are with you all. We are trusting God for the provision. We are looking to him daily to help this work here and supply what we need. We know it needs the hand of God for all that is needed to be accomplished.

We have attached pictures of the school where  the building has been built. For the schoo
l ground floor to be completed, doors, bricks, D 8,D10,D12,D16,D24, (different sizes of rebar) windows, plaster, electricity, plumbing, ceiling, posts, frames, timbers, nails, Cement, skilled labour and logistics involved we needed Ksh. 5,196,500 take away Ksh. 600,000. What we received now we Ksh. 4,596,500 to finish ground floor plus toilets and administration block.

Dad, Mum, Church and Friends the Ksh. 1,500,000 was for pillars and beam only but the above cost of Ksh. 4,596,500 Is what is needed to complete all ground floor classes kindly  keep praying for the school building project. Thanks below is the food budget Ksh. 476,810.


Maize =558.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.260 x558.5=145,210

Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh. 360x60litres=Ksh21600.

Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25700

Unga ngano/baking flour 188. kgs One kilogram =Ksh.140 x188 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 38Kgs=3800

Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100

Beans=400kilogram,one kgs cost Ksh. 300x400kgs=Ksh. 120,000

Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.

Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 200x479kgs=Ksh.95,800

Transport cost Ksh.5900

Exercise books and pens Ksh. 23190.

Our prayers are with you all. 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. Our prayers to God who made heaven and earth who is our help and sustainer kindly join us in prayers for the breakthrough for the children to have school building school, school fees, food, clothes. By the grace of God we request your prayers, we are praying that God will send you to Kenya and see the work you are support. Welcome Kenya. Welcome all of you to Kenya to witness the great work God is doing through your prayers and help. God bless you all. We love you and may God keep you all in good health. God bless you all, we look forward hearing from you beloved. Thanks.

Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-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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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

LETTER FROM PASTOR JOEL, KISII KENYA

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Our prayers are with you all, the church and leadership of the Log orphanage Kenya are humbled for the work you are doing. We have no reward for you but we are praying that heaven to honor you all. Our prayers are with you all, daily seeking God to guide and protect you from all evil formed against you.

Thanks for your prayers and donation towards the Log orphanage in Kenya. We pray that all who are involved may not lack any good thing in Jesus name. We thank all who donated for the garden and all Kenya work, food, school fees and building projects of school.

We are seeking God to provide for food as by now we have no food. Receive our thanks for the garden is helping the children with vegetables and they are learning gardening skills as they are working on the garden. Thanks, may God bless you all Abundantly. See pictures of garden children picking vegetables for them to cook.

The building is progressing well, we trust God will provide for the materials to keep it going. All will
be accomplished through faith and prayers also.

Since covid-19 came the school calendar is challenging to parents, but we trust it will come to normal like now the children are closing school this Friday and after one week return to school to save time lost when they were not going school.

Once again we cannot forget all who given their resources and time to pray and help the work in Kenya to prosper and make the needs of the church and orphanage be made we pray God to release favor upon  you, family and even what you do. May God bless all the work of your hands and reward you.

All days in our daily service we pray for oversea Don, Mum and all who will accompany them on the trip. Welcome Kenya, we look forward to receiving you all. May God grant this request and all your requests as blog readers.

Thanks to all who support the work in Kenya, we request your prayers for the food, school fees, clothing, beddings, school building project and needs here, we pray as God meets the needs in Kenya family also Yours to be made through his richness in glory in Jesus might name. Amen.

Thanks, we call you blessed. Thanks for your love and care may God give you long life to serve His purpose on earth. Be blessed Abundantly.

Yours Son Joel and Log Church Leadership 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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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

KISII ORPHANAGE - WORK ON GROUND FLOOR OF SCHOOL

The building of the school continues, and as you can see with the pictures, the floor and
columns have been completed. The walls and the rest is yet to be done on the ground floor. All in all, there is still a lot yet to be done, but we praise God for bringing us this far, and thanks to you as well for helping in this.

The ground floor is the first step. Below is the revised quotation for the completed ground level.

The church is also continuing to meet every day. God is working in Kisii, and the Log Church there is meeting many spiritual needs of the people.


We are praising God for what He is doing. Vivian and I continue to pray about making a trip there, but there are so many conditions to be overcome if we are to go. We are not fretting about this decision, but simply waiting to see what God will do.

Here is Joel’s latest letter:

 

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,


Greetings from Kenya our prayers are with you all, we trust that you are well. The church here is praying daily for you and more are coming to God. Keep us in prayer. The work is so great here. Pray God to send labourers for the Kingdom.

We thank God for the prayers and financial help for the school and orphanage in Kenya. We are humbled to thank each and every one who gives his hand to support the work in Kenya. May God bless you all.

The building is on progress we trust God will keep providing. Thank you!

The money received Ksh. 600,000 you can see pictures of received. The quotation of materials to finish the ground floor see it attached.

Keep us in prayer as we do daily. Humbled for the work you are doing sure may God provide for you and bless the work of your hand. We trust God will provide for for the building continue. May God bless you all.

Finally all leadership thank you and all who are behind the Log Orphanage Kenya also children are happy and humbled for the provision receive their thanks giving. God bless you all. Really appreciate all your work and love God blesses you once again.

Yours Son Joel and Log Church/Orphanage Kenya

 

LOG SCHOOL

MATERIAL QUOTATION FOR FININSHING GROUND

FLOOR CLASSROOM

REINFORCEMENT BAR

D8       =          220 PIECES   X         850      187,000

D10     =          350 PIECES   X         1000    350,000

D12     =          350 PIECES   X         1400    490,000

D16     =          100 PIECES   X         2500    250,000

D20     =          40 PIECES     X         3000    120,000


BINDING WIRE                   7 ROLLS       X          10,000                        = 70,000

SAND                                     20 LORRIES X         25,000             = 500,000

BALLAST                              12 LORRIES X        20,000             = 240,000

CEMENT                                1000 BAGS    X         950                  = 950,000

 

TIMBER

6 X 1   =         350 PIECES  14 FEET         X         400       = 140,000

3 X 2   =         300 PIECES   14 FEET          X         400      = 120,000

TREE PROPS             = 420 PIECES            X         300                              =126,000

BRICKS         20,000 X 20                                                    = 400,000

NAILS 2½       = 1 SACK                    = 12,000                    = 30,000

3                       =  1 SACK                 = 12000                       = 36,000

4                      = 1 SACK                  = 12000                       = 48,000

 

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION    550,000

PLUMBING INSTALLATION

WINDOW      6  X 5                         =          16 NO             X 15,000          = 240,000

WINDOW      4 X 5                           =          4 NO X 12,000                        = 48,000

DOORS STEEL 4 X 8                       =         5 NO X 24,000                       = 120,000

DOORS WOODEN 3 X 6     =          9NO X 15,000                       = 135,000

DOOR FRAME                                 9 DOORS X 2000     = 18,000

WHITE WASH CEMENT                 30 BAGES X 950       = 28,500

 

TOTAL 5,196,500

Receipts below. Press "READ MORE"

Sunday, September 12, 2021

WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2001

Where were you on September 11, 2001? 

Even though it was twenty years ago, you remember exactly the time and the place that you were when you first heard the news of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center, at least you remember if you are now above the age of 35 or 40.

My family and I were still living in Venezuela on that date, and I was actually at a local garage having my car serviced. The workers there were asking me all about what was happening in New York. I had no idea. I had heard nothing. They were the ones who began to tell me of the planes crashing into the towers of New York.

It was a watershed moment in our history. It was the day when Americans began to feel less safe. It was the day that for the first time that many in our country began to understand the level of hatred that some people of the world have for the United States. It was a day that marked the decline of the land in which most of us were raised.

But most importantly of all, it was a day when God reached his hand out to us to help, but we turned away from him.

It at first did not seem that way. At first it seemed like many people who had not paid any mind to God before the attacks, afterwards were suddenly looking to the Lord for direction. I remember in particular the words of one of the news anchors of a major television broadcast networks saying, “I think even the atheists among us must be looking to God during these days.”[1]

But that sentiment soon changed. After the immediate shock of what had happened wore off, instead of continuing to look to God, we began looking to what we saw as the might and resolve of America. We believed that the “greatest military in the history of the world” could solved the problem.

And now, after twenty years of giving our sons and daughters to fight for a purpose that was never clearly understood, and after spending billions of dollars in equipment that has only ended up arming the very ones who would do us harm, many Americans are asking why. What happened? What was the meaning of the past twenty years?

Why does it seem that nothing that our nation begins ends up with a good outcome? Why do we see that the blessings of living in this land are on the decline, while the disasters, the arguing and even outright hostilities among our own fellow citizens steadily increasing?

Monday, September 6, 2021

IS IT TIME FOR A TRIP TO KENYA ??

Vivian and I have lately been praying about making a trip to Kenya to reconnect with the people and the children there. We both feel the need to go and think that it is important, and although we will like to see the people again, I will also say frankly that it is a trip that I do not wish to make.

Nevertheless, I felt the same for the other trips I made there, and we saw how God truly did bless those times. And now we are praying about it again.

I shared with Joel my concerns about making such a trip, including covid restrictions, leaving our house and farm during cold weather, reducing the cost of the trip and stay in Kisii, besides some other things. It is a matter of prayer, and we ask you also to pray about this possibility.

This trip is far from a certainty, but we will see how God responds.

Here is Joel’s response to my inquiries:

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Dear beloved Mum, Dad, Church and Friends,

We thank God for the love and concern for the family in Kenya. May God bless you all. The church and the leaders in Kenya are happy to hear that you are coming to Kenya with Mum. Welcome.

We pray God to help us keep the fire burning and embrace the mission of your ministry here. Thanks for spiritual teaching you post on the blog. It is helpful and making the church growing rapidly.

Each day we mention you in the presence of God to keep you and all under your care in the good health. May good God reward you in the good work you and team are doing in helping the work in Kenya. We wish that you all were here in the body to see how the church and children appreciate you all. Daily they are praying for you all.

We praise God that overseer Don and Vivian who are coming and our prayers is that even all of you are helping this work come with Pastor Don on the near future trip.

We thank God for the grace He has given to us. We praise God for His love that has instituted this sharing and the work that has brought us this far. We thank God that He has accepted us to handle the help that you send regularly.

We trust God will send you to Kenya and witness the work the help is doing here. Please pray for this the great project. As we are doing it, we need the hand of God. Kindly pray for this work. We pray to God that to continue to minister to you and open every opportunity to your life and light up your ways.

We pray for you each time and we believe with you that God is doing great new thing like never before. We pray that blessing of God flow upon you so that you even lack space to hold them.

We pray for the church ministers and members for God to give you favor in anything you do and everything you touch by your hand is multiplied double portion. God bless you all.

The School

We thank God for the provision of the school building is progressing well. When government engineers visited us, they advised us to begin administration block and toilet block together with main classes building.

(Editor’s note [me😀]: To quickly explain, the entire building in the shape of a square bracket ] except that the two legs are longer in comparison to the side. The longest side of this shape is where the majority of the classrooms will be located, one of the legs will be for the bathrooms, and the other for the school offices, at least on the ground floor. Some classrooms will be above on the other two floors.
We at first were only going to begin with the main classroom section only, but now the engineers advised us to build the entire building up together from the ground up)
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Joel: Now we started the administration block so that the building will have a stable foundation hence for the administration block, classes, and toilet. This will now increase the cost because when the architect calculated at first  for only classes. Now the cost of first floor will increase cost as administration block and toilet now. The cost will be Ksh. 950,000 to finish first floor,

This will cover bricks, D8, D12, D16 (various sizes of rebar), Sand hardcore for administration block, Cement and Skilled labor. Unskilled labor is provided by the church, members.

The Church

Our service on Sunday was well and the presence of God was present. Really appreciate all your work and love God bless you once again.

We thank for the time during last week when we had no food. God used some of the church members who helped the children with food for 3 of the days. In the days without food we were praying and fasting and we are seeking God daily.

In our church service we are seeing God doing great work here even the church building is becoming smaller and others are listening from outside church building. We are seeing the church taking root here and you will see this as you come on the near future. As we later had the meeting with church leaders, we agreed as leaders that every Sunday will be prayer and fasting day.

Also, every day we will arrange daily group of members who will be having a daily fasting God to release the destiny of the November trip. We know that God will provide what needed for trip and this school project.

The Trip

Now questions of the trip: On the hotel you will remain the one you used other trips and on the vehicle one of the friend who has agreed to offer us his car and we will only fuel the car you will use during that time you will be here with Mum.

We are spending most the days in prayer and fasting releasing whatever God has for you and Kenya work, we trust in prayer everything will be possible. Thanks we are praying for you all and trust that we will see you coming to Kenya in the future with Overseas Donald and Mum Vivian. Welcome Kenya. May might God provide for your needs and for Kenya church-Orphanage. Thanks.

We are glad for the trust you have for the weekly report which is posted on blog by Pastor Don. May God bless you all. Thanks for your regular help. Thanks. Greetings from the children and churches leaders as we met together.

Thanks.

Yours Son Joel and Log Church Leadership

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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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Below is the food budget. Press "Read More" to view

Thursday, August 26, 2021

WEEKLY LETTER FROM PASTOR JOEL OF LOG CHURCH KENYA

Below is a letter that I received today from Pastor Joel. You will notice that they are presently without food. He is asking for prayer about this. Next week we will be able to send some more help, but for the present, we trust God to supply by some means.

But this is a letter of thanks more than a letter of need. It has been amazing to all of us how God has provided through His people to give these children a home, an education, and a hope for the future.

The building of our orphanage school continues. We eagerly anticipate what God will be doing through this school when it is finished.

I think that I mentioned previously that the Log Church Kenya is presently holding worship services every day.  The pandemic and the difficulties of the restrictions have created a great hunger in that area to know the Lord, and the pastors and the church are responding to that need.

It strikes me that it is not this way in much of the United States. We mostly argue over the science of the vaccine and the gravity of the virus. We spend a lot of time and effort putting down whomever we think is wrong, but very little time in introspection.

Maybe the real lesson of this pandemic has less to do with how good, bad or how partisan our science is, and more to do with how our weaknesses should cause us to turn to the One who has made us in the first place.

Here’s the letter from Pastor Joel

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Dear Beloved Dad, Mum and Church,

Greetings in Jesus name, we thank God for the day, and we are humbled for the love, we are thankful for the provision we have been receiving from you all. Thanks once again, we are humbled for the prayers.

We thank God for the work of building is on and this week they were putting up the foundation of the administration block as you can see on pictures, we are praying for you all who have donated for the building this far. We trust God will provide for the building school to be finished and begin a school at His perfect time.

Thanks for the financial help for the needs of children, school fees, clothes and beddings. May God bless you all.

We are now in challenge for there is no food in store. Keep us in prayers God to provide for needs here in the orphanage and Church. Kindly pray for the food situation in Log orphanage Kenya, we request prayers.

Thanks for the prayers for the work in Kenya, surely we need your prayers and help for the furthering of the gospel here in Kenya also Bible is the challenge.

The churches in Kenya are growing in the midst of covid-19. God is putting the thirsty of the word in the hearts of his people put our daily service meetings in prayer. We requesting that God will provide for the church outreach program. Please pray for the church bus this can help in evangelism. We thank you Dad, Mum, Family, Church and all to be part of the work in Kenya.

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. Our prayers to God who made heaven and earth who is our help and provider, kindly join us in prayers for the breakthrough for the children to have their needs met.

God bless you all. Thank God to bless you all. We look forward hearing from you beloved. Thanks for all donation all years around may good Lord bless you Abundantly. Thanks we call you blessed.

Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-Kenya.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE SCHOOL UPDATE

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Greetings from Kenya family, we are humbled for the love to help the work in Kenya. Let
us extend the heart of appreciation from the Children and church leadership and members, we appreciate what you are doing for the work in Kenya. May God bless you all,

Dad, Mum and Church we were able to order materials for the building and its moving from one step to the other we trust God will provide as we see the progress. See the receipt and pictures of the work on the building for school.

Dad, the children had worn out blankets and mattresses we were able to buy for them, also schools shoes for some who were walking bear footed. May God bless you all. We cleared the school fees. Covid-19 has changed this here even payment of school we have to clear earlier.

May Keep you all and guide you all. No words that can say thanks enough but accept the thanks from the bottom of our hearts and we thank God for using you
all to be the blessing of many lives here. Surely you are touching lives of people through the sermon the blog. It comes on time and we do print and use to teach the children and churches here. Keep posting them Daddy.

Sure are experiencing the last time sign but we have to keep the faith and reach more for Christ.

We have decided to do carry service daily at church here in Matagaro as a way of advancing the Kingdom and wining souls. We are seeing God touching lives here. Thanks

May God bless you all Humbled for the love you have towards us Kenya family. Thanks. May God bless you all.

Yours Son Joel and Church Leadership 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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To see the receipts, press the Read More link below