Friday, April 3, 2020

KISII REPORT - IT ISN'T GETTING ANY EASIER


It isn’t getting any easier.
 

Last year about this time I was dreaming of beginning a hydroponic garden at the orphanage to teach the kids about raising food, helping offset the cost of the food that we need to purchase for feeding the children, plus even becoming a model for the area to also begin to teach another food-raising method to other people as well.
 
But we have not gotten there, nor are we making headway in getting there.
 
Constantly rising food costs because of extreme weather conditions especially over the past couple of years, and now this year because of the locust plague ravaging the land, plus the rising school costs, all of these have kept us basically in the same place as far as progressing.
 
But I look at the positives. First and foremost I suppose, is that we have 49 children who are alive, instead of either living on the streets or dead.
 
That should be enough. But these children have also been given a life with at least a hope for a future, and are being raised by a loving church. I am also very thankful that at the very end of the school term last month, we were able to finish paying the rest of the fees for all the children so that they were able to take their exams and receive credit for the term.
 
There are many things for which we can be thankful.
 
Nevertheless, I admit to sometimes feeling overwhelmed by the difficulties that keep coming to us. After rising food prices, rising school costs, sicknesses, as well as other challenges, we now have a new situation. I wrote yesterday of the social distancing guidelines for the orphanage, but it turns out there is more.
 
Pastor Joel’s letter from today is below:
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Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, church and friends,
 
We've set up additional hand washing stations
Greetings in Jesus name, we thank God for your prayers we are praying for you and for the church. We are passing through challenges and we are trusting God that you are well, our prayers are with you.
 
There are things that we need as by the instruction of the government because of covid-19. We need toilet drug to kill bacteria  in the toilet, sanitizer and antibiotic soap for washing hands keep praying for  us, food is the most challenge we have now the children are challenged greatly kindly help us as God will provide we trust God will hear our prayers.
 
Hand Sanitizing
We have only today food. Thanks.
 
We are trying this email if will come through as we are using my friend phone to attached some pictures to you. Kindly let us know if it has come, which means it will help for meanwhile before he has gone where he stay.
 
That is the number of pictures the phone is able to attached.
 
God bless you all.
Yours Son Joel.
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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
 
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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