Tuesday, October 27, 2020

THREE MORE CHILDREN STORIES FROM LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE

 

NECODEMUS MOUTI

GENDER: MALE

AGE: 13

STD: 7

FOUND: ABANDONED

YEAR THE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

Necodemus ‘s mother was a commercial sex worker. She lived in one of the rooms at Exchange Bar. Her family background was not known but she came to this bar in the year 2016 with her son Necodemus. This boy was enrolled at Orencho academy in grade 3, although his mother was so immoral she could support her son to attend school.

In the year 2017 Necodemus’ mother was hijacked at around 8pm with three men and one lady who had a black tinted car. They called themselves to be police officers from Igare station and they claimed that Necodemus’ mother had a case to answer to. It is sad news that when the neighbors visited Igare police station the following day in order to know the crime of Necodemus’ mother, they realized that those people were not police.

It was terrible that those people had gone with Necodemus’ mother to unknown place and this is when people came to know that Nicodemus’ mother had been hijacked!! Nicodemus was abandoned and his mother went missing and is still missing to date!!!

We adopted Nicodemus to the orphanage in the year 2018 February. Nicodemus is delighted to receive care and love in the orphanage through Pastor Donald and the church of Kenya. He is a dancer in church and after school he would like to use his talent in giving God Glory.

 

HAPPINES NYABUTO

GENDER: FEMALE

AGE:15

CLASS: FORM 2

FOUND: REJECTED

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

Happines was raised by a single mother known as Caroline Nyamusi. They lived in Kericho Estate where her mother was a casual worker in tea plantation. She had a good relationship with her mother until, when her mother committed a crime of stealing a neighbor’s cooking gas and Happines reported the issue to the gas owner. She led the gas owner to where her mother hid it.

It was her mother’s secret place but she revealed the theft and she was the witness of the case against her mother to the end. According to Happines’ statement, her mother had become a thief for several years and Happines had often cautioned her to stop the vice but she despised.

Now Happines decided to disclose her mother to the public so that she can be a shamed and reform from that habit. Caroline, the mother of Happines was found guilty and paid a fine of KSH 5000 /= during and after the case hearing Caroline rejected her own daughter Happines, and sought to kill her by poison but close neighbors from doing any harm to her daughter.

It was in the year 2017 November when Caroline seriously and thoroughly beat Happines to almost half dead!! She was reported to the Ibencho police station and she disappeared to avoid being arrested by the police officers. Caroline was nowhere to be found until when she was announced dead in the news and her body was buried in the cemetery since she did not have a home.

We found Happines almost deciding to go to the streets to beg food for her survival and we feared this girl might be raped since she was coming to age and we offered to adopt her into the orphanage.

Happines is greatly thankful for shelter, food, clothing and education through the courtesy of Pastor Donald. She is happy to attend school that could have been a great challenge if she was in the street. She has forgotten how the way her mother rejected and mistreated her and even beat her.

This girl always pray God to protect and guard the family of Pastor Donald and all well-wishers. She likes teaching the word of God and she has a passion to be a teacher of the word after school.

 

PAUL EDMOND

AGE: 14

CLASS: 8

FOUND: IN THE STREET

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

The family of Edmond lived in Ngararo. This town Ngararo is bordering Kisii tribe and Maasai tribe. Our Kisii community and the Maasai entered into border wars and the Maasai burnt houses of the Kisii and killed many residents of our community who lived at Ngararo border. Edmond’s parents were killed and his two siblings during this war.

Edmond escaped the death narrowly and came to Magena town. He passed through hard times. Most of the days he could go without food, his clothes were ragged and he slept at Magena Bodaboda shed on the floor.

When we were doing evangelism we met with Edmond being unconscious and the Spirit encouraged us to nurture this boy. We bought him some meals and we preached to him and surprisingly enough he accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior!!

Edmond requested us not to leave him helpless in the street and we decided to bring him into the orphanage. We took him to Riangakwara primary school and he was enrolled in grade six. Edmond is very much excited to belong to the orphanage family and he is thankful to God for using Pastor Joel to rescue his life.

He is grateful for every support he receives from Pastor Donald and the church of Kenya too. Edmond is talented in composing songs and he has used his talent to strengthen the orphanage kids spiritually. He wants to be a Pastor after school.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

THE CREATION ENIGMA - LOG CHURCH SERMON, OCT 25

Some verses in the Bible that I often think about are those of the final two chapters of Revelation. These chapters contain words of promise, for they speak of a coming day when all trouble and conflict on earth will come to an end.

For instance, in the opening of those last chapters, the Apostle John writes the following words: 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away...And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God…

And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.” (Revelation 21:1a, 3, 5 BSB)

 The Enigma

As beautiful and hopeful as these verses are, to be fair we must say that there is also something a little puzzling about them. In these verses found near the end of the Bible, God speaks of the new heaven and the new earth. In fact, he speaks of making all things new.

However, if we go back to the other end of the Bible, to the beginning book of Genesis, we see God making the first earth. This is the same earth on which we are living now and which he speaks of “passing away” in the book of Revelation. But when we read of the creation of this first earth in Genesis, God also had seemed very pleased with what he had made.

As we remember, at every stage of creation, at the end of each day, God saw that what he had done was good. Moreover, at the completion of all of this initial creation, at the end of the sixth day, we read that, “God looked upon all that He had made, and indeed, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31 BSB). 

The Question

If God had been so pleased with the first creation of Genesis and proclaimed it very good, why then is it destined to pass away? Related to this problem are some other of the verses about the new creation found in Revelation that I did not quote. These speak of God wiping away every tear from our eyes and that there will no longer be crying or mourning—or pain. We are told that these things will also pass away.

We are certainly happy to hear these things about the new creation, but if the first creation of Genesis was so good, why are these undesirable things even part of our experience now in the first creation?

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

STORIES OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS FROM LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE

KNIGHT MOGITI

GENDER: FEMALE

AGE: 6

FOUND: IN THE STREET DURING EVANGELISM

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

Knight 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 Knight 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.

Pamela was 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 Knight from the rubbish bin many years later while staying at Itumbe. She met with Knight in the rubbish bin on her way from Daraja market and adopted her. She loved Knight and called her “granddaughter.” Pamela managed to nature this young girl Knight giving her good care until when she unfortunately died after suffering for a short period of time!!

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 Knight from their sister!! Knight was now four years old when Pamela died. This is where Knight’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 on her and 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 desire to be a nurse and in church she likes reciting memory verses.

 

GAUDENCIAH NYABOKE

GENDER : FEMALE

AGE: 7

CLASS: GRADE 2

FOUND: ABANDONED

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 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 from Nyamache Shopping Centre in the year 2017 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. This man promised Gaudenciah’s mother marriage but with a condition that only if she had no a 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 heard 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 land lord 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.

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 2 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.

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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

TWO MESSAGES FROM PASTOR JOEL

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,


We thank God for you all, today was the national holiday celebration (Mashujaa day means Heroes day) we are happy to wish you all who have helped the work in Kenya this far, happy heroes and heroines day may God bless you all for your support for the church and orphanage thanks, we celebrate you, keep praying for the provision as we do for you all. Remain blessed. Thanks once again.
Yours Son Joel and Church Leadership 

Financial Report:

Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,            

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our lord and

savior, we are humbled onceagain 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 for the well stay despite there are other needs which have not been met and others are required daily for the survival, we are praying and seeking God to provide and give you the desire of your heart. 

We have nothing as leaders we from Kenya Church and Orphanage we can pay you, but we know God will provide and reword you all for the good work you are doing, may God remember and those around you. We call you blessed. We praise God for the financial help

we received and we were able to buy food and other necessities, thanks to all who have donated. 

We thank God for you each day, we requesting your prayers, for food, school fees, clothing and other basic needs. The church brought some food that sustained the children for four days, now the children managed to stay without food for the six days within the 10days when food was over from the store. 

Thanks to Pastor Don, Vivian, Church, and Friends and also to Kenya Churches for the support may God answer your needs. Thanks.

The budget was Ksh394 700

Beans=400kilogramm,one kgs cost Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh. 85,000.
Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.
Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 167x479kgs=Ksh.80,000
Maize =558.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.200 x558.5=111,700.
Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh. 250x60litres=Ksh.15,000.
Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400
Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh.

160x160kgs=Ksh.25700
Unga ngano/baking flour 143kgs One kilogram =Ksh.140 x143kgs=Ksh.20, 000
Salt 38Kgs=3800
Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100
Transport cost Ksh.5900
Excises books and pens =Ksh.12, 100
School uniforms and repairs=Ksh.9, 300

We thank God for the provision, now daily consumption of 63 children and workers Ksh. 19845.Now total money spent to buy food ÷day consumption (breakfast, lunch and supper)=number of days. 385900 ÷ Ksh. 19845 =19.4 days.

Food purchased will last as from Monday 12 October 2020 to Date 31 October 2020.Thanks God bless you we are praying for you, we keep praying for you all. We request for prayers for school fees and other needs. May good God bless you all.

Thanks for you love. Real good we call you blessed. 


Yours Son Joel and Church/Orphanage 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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

THE DESPERATION OF FAITH


    People often have the idea that when Jesus was on earth, he went around condemning people of their sins and telling them to repent. That is not the case. 
    When Jesus walked around the countryside and in the cities of Israel and Samaria, he brought with him healing and provision. He lifted the suffering ones out of their misery and gave food to the hungry.

    It is true that he also sometimes spoke words of condemnation, but these were seldom spoken to the common man or woman. The great majority of his words of reprimand were spoken to those men who held themselves up as the leaders of their religion—those who had a self-righteous attitude and considered others as less “holy” than themselves.

    To the person in the street however, Jesus expressed compassion. To him they were “like sheep without a shepherd.” People came to him to be healed of their infirmities and diseases, and to be fed in their hunger. They saw Jesus as someone who understood their needs and who was willing to help them. In addition to that, he was someone who could help them and did help them.

    Up until his very last week on the earth, people most often saw Jesus as one who could save them from present distresses. They may not have understood all the implications of what Jesus was beginning to teach them, but they were happy to follow him.

    Except for the opinion that the religious leaders had of Jesus, he was not really a controversial figure. People may have wondered about him and they may not have comprehended all that Jesus was saying, but they saw him as someone who would help them.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

KIDS OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE (8)

BRENDA  KEMUNTO

AGE: 9


GENDER: FEMALE

GRADE:                      CLASS 3

FOUND IN THE STREET 

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE  2017

This kid Brenda was wondering in the streets of Sengera and sometimes she could come to our church in some Sunday worship days. She could not tell about her family background but every day she was seen wondering at Sengera streets, most  of the days she starved  without food.

She used to be very dirt and had become depressed and her healthy started growing week day by day. Brenda wandered in Sengera for almost 1 year without anyone locating her as a family member nor without anyone introducing himself/herself  as a family member hence her family background could not be recognized. 

One Sunday she attended our church service and the clan elder who is one of our church believers requested us to adopt this kid Brenda to the orphanage. Brenda became part of the orphanage kids and she is thankful to  God for His Mercy on her and she is equally thankful to  pastor Donald for every support she always receives from him and the prayers . she wants to be a singer after school.


DAVID  MICHIEKA

AGE:12


GENDER:MALE

STD: 5

FOUND: IN THE STREET

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

David ‘s mother was known as  Norah, she  was  a street woman and  She gave birth to David while in the street at Nyabisiongoro. She later died in the year 2015 from tuberculosis and was buried in the cemetery. 

When the mother of David died other street kids started mistreating David terribly. He could be beaten and ignored company, this boy became miserable until one morning he decided to kill himself by taking poison  but by good luck one of our ministers known as Pius Orina met him in the terrible  situation and helped him by taking him to Omorembe hospital whereby he recovered.

Pius was moved to share with us about the story of David and how we could safe his life from the hostile street environment and discrimination. We accepted to adopt this boy David and now David is appreciating God for sending us to rescue his life .David always give   thanks to log church U.S.A and pastor Joel  for  support and help. This boy likes playing key board and he has an ambition of becoming a gospel musician.

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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

KIDS OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE (7)

 VIOLET MOMANYI

AGE 12



GENDER: FEMALE

STD: 8

FOUND: IN THE STREET 

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018


Violet ‘s mother was a Congolese (citizen of Congo), her name was  Naom, she escaped violence in the Democratic republic of Congo and they were brought as refuges to our country Kenya with her daughter Violet at the age of 4 years. Naom started a new life in Ogembo town and she was employed by someone  in a cyber cafĂ© where  she earned her living  to feed and educate her daughter Violet.

It was the year 2017 December when Naom the Mother of Violet went missing! She went out for job but never returned to the rental house where they lived. Violet stayed alone in that rental house for three months until the end of February without her mother coming back and the rent was accumulated that the landlord wanted Violet to vacate the room. In that room Violet was being supplied food by good Samaritans but rent became a great problem.

Violet was desperate now and by the fact of being homeless went to the street to hustle but she could try to attend  school although her attendance was not prompt since school fees was a challenge!! When we were moving around in house to house evangelism we got her story and everyone was moved to hear that Violet wants to attend school despite her challenge with street life!!

After prayer I was encouraged by the Holy Spirit to adopt Violet into the orphanage. We took her to school and she is a bright girl in Std 8 now. She speaks our language Ekegusii very fluently and she is delighted to live with other kids in the orphanage. Violet is thankful to Pastor Donald for love and support. She sings very well in junior choir and she wants to be a gospel artist after school.


VIVIAN  MOSOTI

AGE: 8


GENDER: FEMALE

GRADE: 2

FOUND: IN THE STREET  DURING  EVANGELISM 

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE  2016


Before Vivian was born, her mother lived at Itumbe town and she was a street vendor, she lived in Itembe town for 16 years and her family was not known by her neighbors. She was not married but  she conceived  through a boyfriend and bore Vivian her only child in the year 2012 at Getembe hospital.

In the year 2016 she unfortunately died at a fatal road accident that happened in Nyansongo when a bus they were boarding collided head on collision with a truck, leaving 7 people dead among Vivian’s mother !! Her body was burried in the cemetery and on the very burial day Vivian Felt seriously  sick and was rushed to Gucha level 6 hospital by an ambulance.

The same  day we were  also  doing evangelism  in the hospital premises, praying for the sick. Immediately on their arrival we prayed with Vivian before she was attended by the doctors since the patients were more than doctors!! Surprisingly enough God made an instant miracle and she recovered in an amazing way!!

The ambulance driver told us the story of Vivian, how she felt sick with shocking news of her mother’s death and he told us that Vivian had nowhere to go since her mother was  dead and her family background was not kown. Then he asked one of us to kindly adopt Vivian so that we will continue to pray for her and give her comfort as servants of God so that she can have courage.

The driver was not aware that  besides preaching and praying for the sick in the hospital we also have passion of kids ministry. After purchasing Vivian some medicine and pain killers ,we aske the ambulance driver to take us our  home with Vivian.  Vivian joined the orphanage by the grace of God. Vivian was miraculously healed and  from that day she has never been sick Vivian  is grateful to have received miracle healing and she is happy to be in a great company of other kids.

Vivian likes dancing in church. She has hopes of becoming a dancer that can give God glory in service.


KWAMBOKA RUTH 

AGE: 9


GENDER: FAMALE

CLASS: GRADE 3

FOUND: FROM STREET DURING EVANGLISM 

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2019


Kwamboka ‘s mother was homeless and she was raised by a friend who took her to school until form 2 when she received earlier pregnancy and dropped out of school giving birth to  Kwamboka. This caused her to be chased out of this home and she got married and stayed In a rental house until she gave birth to Kwamboka.

Her Marital life lasted for 5 years and later her husband disappeared, leaving her with this kid Kwamboka. The mother of Kwamboka struggled with hard life of being jobless for 3 years until one morning when she threw Kwamboka in Nyamasege street after selling house properties and went to unknown place.

Kwamboka joined other street children and continued to stay with them having  some hopes of feeding from  left overs and begging food from strangers until when this kid Kwambvoka saw us from a distance as we were carrying our  bibles to evangelism at Riteke Village. Leaving other street children behind, she ran to us and requested for prayers. 

Her prayer Item was to get saved and God to touch her mother that she could come for her in the street. Information from close neighbors was that Kwamboka’s mother had said several times that because of hardship of life  she will poison her daughter Kwamboka and disappear so that she can be flexible and at least be free from struggles of taking care of Kwamboka. For a long time she said this until one morning when she managed to throw her in this street!!

We prayed for this kid and one of our orphanage kid who accompanied us by the name of Harite felt love for Kwamba. This kid Harite (scroll down a couple of posts to see her story) cried when we wanted to leave Kwamboka after praying for her!!! And Kwamboka also was following us behind not ready to leave us!! Our orphanage kid Harite was crying while begging us to adopt Kwamboka to the Orphanage.

We were eventually overwhelmed  with sympathy and allowed Kwamboka to go with us and after evangelism it was evening time and we brought her in the orphanage facility. Kwamboka was helpless in the street but now she has somewhere to belong. She is very thankful to Harite who caused us to give her access to the orphanage and she is also thankful for the support and love in the orphanage.

She likes drawing and she has a passion of becoming a nurse. In church she is one of the best kids who recite memory verses.

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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Monday, October 12, 2020

LOG CHURCH KENYA REOPENS AFTER COVID RESTRICTIONS EASE

The blog post title sounds like a newspaper headline, which I guess it could be. Besides reopening the church, Pastor Joel now tells me that the schools are also allowed to reopen. Below I have combined two emails sent to me recently by Joel.

Here’s Joel:
Beloved Praise the living God! Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Grace, peace, love, joy and glory from the father of our Lord Jesus Christ be unto you all. We are very much humbled for your prayers, and we pray God to leave nor forsake you not. We thank God again for this great time has given us to share, Glory and honor be to Him alone.


We are doing great in the Lord and God is using us for Him to receive honor from this service we offer to his saints. Our prayers go to God for you and we are praying that God to continue shining upon your life, family and church like never before and light up your paths. We think of you and the work that God has put in heart we pray that you Receive the needed grace for servicing Him.


Food is the basic and it is needed daily. Blankets, clothes and other needs. Some days ago we received health officers to check some of the requirement from office and they gave us advice to have a temporal house covered by iron sheets to act as dining hall and study room after serving the kids so that they can take meals inside and there after clean it and turn it a study room.


Keep praying for this God to supply. As we shared earlier in an email, we are having the company which accepted our request to build the house of God on credit and we will pay little by little to clear it. Keep praying for us God to supply as they finished house of God.

Kindly Dad, keep praying for school fees because the children are reporting to school on Monday (today). This was announced last week by the government. It’s a great challenge but we trust God will supply for the children. Thanks. We trust God will make provision. We will update you


On Sunday we were also able to resume service in our new church building.
Of the Church Building now from the roofing, plastering and painting we have debt of $4367 we have mentioned this not we need money but prayers because through prayers God will supply and help in the debt bill paid by his grace.


Praise to God for your prayers. Our fellow co-laborer in the Lord, continue doing it for God, It’s not in vain. Thanks servant of God really you have been called by God and really God has trusted you to give you this responsibility to care for his flock and leading them in the ways of truth. Be of good cheer! The church is praying for you and church pray you be strong that God will not ashamed you keep doing his will.

Thanks to God for his love because at our service we experienced the presence of God throughout. All church members from Kenya send love greetings to you all.


Thanks. We love you and keep you in our heart and pray that let the Holy Spirit take residence in your heart. We wish you the blessed day. We trust God will make provision. We will update you Thanks Let the Love of God join us forever more. Amen

 God bless you abundantly.
 Yours 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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

KIDS OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE (6)

 HARITE     JARED

AGE: 11

GENDER: FEMALE

STD: 4

FUND : ABANDONED

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

Harite’s mother was suffering from mental illness!! Her mother was called Mary. She came to Ogembo sub-county with a child of 5 years old (Harite) from unknown place. Mary could spend the night in public shelters and sometimes in streets together with her child Herite.

Harite could face challenges of being raised up with a mentally disturbed parent but at her age could not realize the condition of her mother. In the year 2018 we were shocked one morning that Mary was found dead but her child. Harite was huggingh her mother not knowing she was no more!!! Her body was buried at Nyambera cemetery.

We had to pick the child and come with her in the orphanage through sympathy. The following day was on Tuesday and pastor Vincent took her to Kimai Primary school after we bought her school uniforms, books and a pencil. Upon reaching at school, Harite was interviewed by class one teacher and the teacher enrolled her in class one.

We asked our upper classes kids in our orphanage to keep coaching Harite evening times daily after school and by the grace of God Harite is now in class 4. Harite is very proud to be in the orphanage and she is delighted to receive good care and love in this premise, she likes making decorations and she wants to be a decorator in the church after school. Keep her in prayers.


EMMANUEL ANGWENYI

AGE: 9

GENDER: MALE

STD: 1

FOUND: ABANDONED

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

Emmanuel’s mother was a prostitute in Nyakuerigeri bar located at Mogonga. She served in this bar right from the early age of 16 years to 23 years when she conceived and bore Emmanuel while staying within the bar premises. When Emmanuel was six years old  his mother went through medical examination and the doctor diagnosed her with HIV/AIDs.

The same evening after  the test, she hanged herself in the room where she was  living and died whereby she left an orphan. Since the family background of Emmanuel’s mother was not known, the government ordered the bar owner to adopt this child Emmanuel, but he refused. After persistent pressure from the government the bar owner took Emmanuel to his home, but conflict started among the family members wanting this kid Emmanuel to leave their home.

Because of disagreement, the bar owner went to unknown place and one month later his wife also chased Emmanuel from their family. With her two children she also vacated the home. This boy Emmanuel became homeless for the one week until a certain lady brought him to our orphanage as a good Samaritan requesting us to admit Emmanuel and give him care. It was a challenge for us to accept Emmanuel, because but the situation was really demanding. That is how this young boy became part of the orphans.

Now Emmanuel is in class one and he leads in his class with position one out or 65 children enrolled. Emmanuel is thankful to be in the caring hands of God, he is excited to join school like other kids and he has a passion to be a pastor.


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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

KIDS OF THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE (5)


 

FAITH PETER AGE: 10

GENDER: FEMALE

STD 6

FOUND FROM THE STREET.

SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

 Faith was a child of a single mother called Jane. This woman Jane gave birth to Faith at Nyamache Market center where she was living in a rental house. Faith stayed with her mother until untimely death of her mother from heart attack.
 
 The area chief of Nyamache location adopted this young girl faith to his family in the year 2015 and 2016. But due to severe mistreatment from the chief’s children, Faith made her way to the street where she struggled with life for two months before we met her during evangelism. 
 
She came to the market where we were preaching the gospel and we thought that she was insane because she was extremely dirt with worn-out clothes!! We later realized that she was a street girl. 
 
She came to request us that we may support her with buying her clothes and food. We were very much touched with her situation and we felt that being a girl should get a safe place to stay. Eventually, we adopted her in the orphanage. 
 
Faith behaves very well and she is a good girl. She is thanking God for saving her from the street life and she is grateful for being provided with her needs in the orphanage. Every day in our prayer schedule Faith has to pray before we end the session. She has a passion to be a gospel artist. She likes singing very much. 
 

 PETER ONTIRI
AGE: 10
GENDER: MALE
STD: 3
FOUND: FROM STREET DURING EVANGELISM
YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 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 secretes how they snatch pedestrians’ phones and other items evening times when the streets are not so busy.
 
 They all shouted in the loudest voice with anger “We must kill peter tonight!!! We swear and people will confirm that tomorrow when they will find his dead body!”
 
We spent there 3 hours begging them not to harm Peter, but none of them could listen to us. Their temper was very high despite the people of that area chimed in to cause them change mind of killing their colleague. Back in the year 2016 the same boys had killed one of their colleagues in the same manner. 
 
We asked for a volunteer to take Peter to his home as a means of protecting him and safe his life, but everyone around was fearing to take a street boy. Eventually we were the only one who had courage to bring Peter with us. We brought him to the orphanage, taking risk of helping him but being encouraged in our hearts through the previous street kids we had adopted. We thought that Peter also might be a good boy who was in a wrong place.
 
 Right now Peter is in the safe hands of God and has never done any crime for the past three years 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 is well behaving and 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 street death. 

 
MALVIN NYABUTO
AGE: 16
GENDER: FEMALE
FORM: 2
FOUND: REJECTED
YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE: 2018 
 Malvin was born in a polygamous family and these families lived in Kericho town where both the parents were casual workers on tea plantations. Before Malvin was born, her father was rejected by his only and one uncle after the death of his mother, who had been a single parent. Malvin’s father was 22 years old when she died.
 
 After this, he went and started hustling in Kericho town, but by good luck he was able to marry his first wife. This is the woman who gave birth to Malvin. It was later that her father became polygamous. 
 
During post-election violence in 2007, the father of Malvin and her mother were brutally killed. They were burned to ash when the house where they hid was surrounded by perpetrators and was put on fire. 
 
Malvin shifted to stay with her step mother who totally rejected her. 11 years later the woman vacated Kericho town to unknown place, leaving this girl Malvin behind mercilessly. This is where we met Malvin helpless and adopted her to the orphanage. The spirit of rejection passed on from the father to Malvin, his daughter!!! 
 
This girl Malvin is humbled to be among other kids in the orphanage and with the good environment of the orphanage, she has a piece of mind and she is praising God for every pr ovision she gets through the friends of Pastor Donald and the church of Kenya. She likes teaching other kids songs of worshiping God and she trains them memory verses. She has a passion of becoming a teacher of the word of God after school.
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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

WHAT JESUS SAID ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES - LOG CHURCH SERMON, OCT 4

Last week I hope that I planted within you the understanding of the necessity to especially be attentive to your spiritual life during these unprecedented times. None of us have ever experienced any situation similar to the one through which we are passing now, and predictions of what the future holds are only nebulous suppositions. Despite the promises spoken by the current presidential candidates or by anyone else, there is no one on earth who can truly offer any surety.

Friday, October 2, 2020

KIDS OFTHE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE (4)

MOFFAT MIRUKA



AGE:               11

GENDER:       MALE

STD:                5

FOUND:         FROM STREET DURING  EVANGELISM

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

 

Moffat was born in the street of Magena and his mother raised him up with the street lifestyle. The mother had come to Magena being misplace during post-election violence where she later conceived and  gave birth to Moffat being a street girl.

While we had market evangelism October the year 2015 his mother surrendered her life to Christ on 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, 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 as we prayed God to make a way for this young girl and her street son. We successfully paid the  rental house until January 2017 when this girl died from heart attack in Nyangusu Hospital.

The body of the deceased was buried in the cemetry but this kid Moffat remained under our care. Therefore we 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 his talents to glorify God forever and ever more.

 

YVONNE NYABUTO


AGE:              13

GENDER:     FEMALE

STD:               8

FOUND:        FROM STREET DURING EVANGELISM

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2019


Yvonne was born and raised up by a single parent who was her mother by the name Kerubo. The mother used to live with her daughter Yvonne in Nyangusu town. She worked hard in school and she perfumed well in academics. Her mother could support her daughter Yvonne through a grocery business she had.


Kerubo the mother of Yvonne did not want to give birth to another child to avoid struggles of life to cater for the needs of two children. Unfortunately she was pregnated by a lover who used to help her pay the rent of the house where they lived. Kerubo made up her mind to abort the pregnancy one night when she had taken some herbals to remove the fetus a serious complication happened on her body and she died in the house.


Yvonne the daughter took the phone of her mother and called neighbors to the scene, police also received the information and came in the morning and took the body of the deceased to Nyangusu mortuary. After three days the body was burned in the cemetery.


One of the neighbors adopted Yvonne and took her to stay with her two children but sad enough the husband of the lady who took Yvonne was a drunkard two times he tried to rape this young girl Yvonne but his plans could not succeed. This caused Yvonne to run out of that family and hated so much to be adopted in any other family.


She went to the street and became a street girl for two months until the time we met her when our church had a program of supporting the children of Nyangusu street with some meals being a Christmas day on 25th December. We showed her the love of Christ and eventually took her with us in the orphanage because we had that sympathy that in the street she might be raped and maybe killed after that vice done to her to hide the exhibit of such crime.


Yvonne is thankful to Pastor Donald for giving her hope when she was helpless by sending donations and every support to her in the orphanage in Kenya.  She also thank God for Pastor Joel is heart of love and caring. Yvonne likes verses in church. She has a passion to become a teacher of the word of God after school.

 

 

KEVIN OMBATI


AGE:               12

GENDER:       MALE

STD:                7

FOUND :        FROM THE STREET DURING EVANGELISM

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 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, lit a cigarette and boldly came up to the pulpit wanting to dance with the choir of the church while taking cigarette. All the ushers could try to block him from the alter of God but they could find very hard time. 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 Jesus. 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.

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 sympathize 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.

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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. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!