It is Christmas day. Merry Christmas!
The year may have been tumultuous in some manners, but it
has been great to see how God has provided for our orphans in so many ways. It
is you, the readers of this blog, through whom God has provided the food,
clothing, shelter, school fees, plus other needs for these children in the year
You have done this without any coercion put on you by mailings or “fund raising campaigns,” but simply through you becoming aware of the needs and the Holy Spirit speaking to each of you.
|Vivian and I at home
Thank you so much not only for your gifts, but for listening
to God speaking in your hearts!!
It has been wonderful to see how the prayers of Vivian and
I, as well as the churches in Kenya and our own Log Church in Wisconsin, as
well as the prayers of all of you, have been answered by God.
For example, earlier this month we were able to make a $4000
bank transfer that was enough to provide food almost to Christmas. We were
grateful to be able to do this, but I also knew that the food would run out
before Christmas day. I was praying, as I am sure many of you were, that God
would provide the means so that the kids would not have to face a Christmas not
only with no gifts, but with no food.
Quite unexpectedly, we suddenly received $5000! We
immediately sent it off, but I still did not know if it would reach there by
Christmas. It normally takes the better part of a week to arrive at the bank in
Kenya, but this time it arrived in three days!
This answer from God not only made their Christmas brighter,
but mine as well. I am so deeply appreciative.
Thank you again and enjoy the day!
Love and prayers, Don and Vivian
|Here at the kids enjoying their Christmas meal
Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,
Greetings from Kenya Log Churches and Log Orphanage, we are
praying for you each day. We are humbled for the help we receive from you all
through pastor Donald ,Vivian ,church leaders and friends to the Kenya
orphanage and church.
Thanks from the children and church leadership Kenya church,
thanks for your prayers which has made the better stay of the children. Surely
without your help which God has moved in your heart and prayers, we could have
not been able to care these children. Some could have gone from us to streets because of our limited resources
was not able to feed the these children. We appreciate every support we receive
from you and also school fees and clothes, home for them and other necessities
it could be the challenge. We request
prayers for the work in Kenya as by your prayers God has allowed us to
reach this far still we covet yours for the needs of these children under our
care their needs be made.
|The kids are hold up one of the gifts that
they received. In case you cannot make
them out, they each received a pair
of plastic, gator-type shoes
January 2021.We have the threats ahead as from 1st January the prices of commodity will rise as the government as announced. Please keep us in prayer covid-19 has turned things upside down.
We thank God because this is the situation that God provided
two days earlier before the food was out of stock. Kindly keep praying for the
school fees, also pray for us that the rise of food prices will not affect
schools fees to increase.
Thanks for the sermon teachings its helping us greatly keep
posting them its maturing Kenya churches. You are all covered in our prayers.
Thanks for keeping the Kenya family in yours prayers and
heart. Below is the purchase breakdown of Ksh.500000 received.
Oil 60 litres
One litre =Ksh. 250 x60litres =15000
|The kids are holding up the other gift that
they received. To find out what it is,
see the next photo
Vegetables 160 kgs.
1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25700.
One Kg of beans =Ksh. 250 x 400 kgs =Ksh. 85,000
479 kgs of rice.
1KGS =Ksh. 167x479 kgs =Ksh.80000
Unga ngano/baking flour 143kgs
One kilogram =Ksh.140 x143kgs=Ksh.20,000
558. 8kilograms of maize
One kgs =Ksh.200 x558.8 kgs =111700
1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100.
Sanitizer Ksh. 4400
Soap KSh. 3000
Clothes and shoes Ksh. 80,000.
Iron sheets Ksh.30, 400
Workers appreciation Ksh. 10000.
Each worker will get Ksh. 2500.
Transport cost Ksh. 5900.
We purchased food worthy Ksh. 385900 daily consumption is
Total purchase of food Ksh. 385900÷ daily consumption Ksh.19600=20 days, food will last
|Bank Transfer Receipt
from Date 22 Tuesday December to Date 9 January Saturday 2021.
Finally all leadership thank you and all who are behind the
Log Orphanage Kenya also children are happy. We wish you merry Christmas and
happy festive. God bless you all. Really appreciate all your work and love God
Yours Son Joel and Log Church/Orphanage Kenya.