It is not as if the challenges that the orphanage face are becoming less, but I must say, I feel a bit sorry about the fact that every week I have to write about hunger and sickness, floods and the lack of school funds.
This week is different. I want you also to know that, because these children now have a family (their orphanage and church family), they have many happy times and have a lot of fun together.
The school is not only a source of learning for the children, but also a source of activity. Just last week they had a special sports and athletics day at the schools, filled with games and contests. You may be seeing in some of these pictures the next Kenyan winner of the New York City Marathon.
There is football of course. The first time that I visited the orphans, one of the boys, about 10 or 11 years old, approached me and said to me, “Sir, we would like a ball that we could kick.”
“No. They had one, but it wore out some time ago,” Joel replied.
So you see, despite the difficulties, the lives of the children have improved and are improving constantly. It may not be a straight and steady line of improvement, but we are thankful to see a gradual trend upward.
And the church is also growing, both in the spiritual lives of the people, and also in number. The area is being reached with the good news of Jesus, and more people are coming to have a new vision of what God is doing.
As I think that I said in the previous post, this work in many ways has been for me the most challenging of my missionary career, but also in many ways the most rewarding.
Thank you for helping.
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
Every nickel given in this way will be used for only aid for the orphans. It will be used for purchasing food, clothing, schooling, and other necessities of living. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose