Tuesday, March 17, 2020


I think it was last October when I filled out a questionnaire and application for a donation of food to be sent to the orphanage. The application was to an organization called Feed My Starving Children, based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. One week ago (March 10) I received an email from them, wondering if we had ever received the food shipment that they had arranged.

Apparently, this food had been cleared to be shipped to the orphanage in early January and was in a warehouse in Nairobi, but because the email that they had sent to me at that time was lost someplace in ether-space and never made it into my in-box, I was
not aware that this had been approved and did not know that to receive the food first required some action on my part.

Nevertheless, I did receive that second email last week and got right on it. I immediately contacted a couple people in Kenya, with Pastor Joel arranging the shipping from Nairobi to the orphanage. The short of it is that by last Friday (March 13), the food was being brought up to the orphanage from Kisii Town by pickup (or lorry or ute, whatever English word you prefer).

This is a great blessing. We do not know if it will be repeated, and we have been told that for the moment, we should consider the gift  as a one-off. Food supplies are limited, and there are many needs throughout the country—needs that will only increase because of the plague of locusts that are still invading the country. Those crop ravaging insects are still there, and in fact, fear is mounting in East Africa because a new batch of an
exponentially larger number is getting ready to hatch.

The food received, as grateful as we are for it, proved to be too rich for the digestive systems of our children. When the staff cooked it up and served it for the first time, the kids began to become ill. Not knowing why, Joel brought a sample of the food to the health department. He was told that the children are not used to foods that are as heavily fortified as this food, and that we need to dilute it or weaken it by adding in additional rice from the market. This they did and the kids recovered from their upset

The first term of the school year ends this week. We still have quite a large school bill to pay if the children are allowed to take the exams. It must be paid in order for them to take the exams and receive credit for the school term. The amount is over $1100. I do not yet know how this will be done, but we look to God.

It seems every week presents its challenges in this work, but also its blessings. I do not know to what end God will make in all of this, but I remain because I know that I am to be involved. I also thank many of you who are also committed in your involvement.
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

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