Below is this week’s letter from Pastor Joel. Thanks to all who sent in some support for the orphanage. You can see below how the money was used primarily to buy food. I knew that they had been without food for some days, but grateful that the church in Kisii was also able to help out.
The kids have one day a week when they are allowed to go to the field of one of the schools for exercise, which mainly would consist of playing soccer (football). However, they have been without a football for some time, so I told Joel that with this money we just sent, they should use part of it to buy one.
Footballs are not cheap there. The first time I was in Kenya we went to the market to buy one and I was surprised that one of the better footballs cost about $50 US. We were able to find what looked like a pretty good one for about half that amount. Last time I went to Kenya I brought one that cost about $5from the closeout isle at one of the stores near our home.
From Pastor Joel:
Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,
Greetings in Jesus name, we thank God for the provision received sent through the friends and readers of the blog post of Pastor Don and Vivian. We are humbled once again for the care you have cared for the Log orphanage Kenya. We request your prayers for the children God to keep caring and providing for them.
We thank the church here in Kenya for sending the their food for last week, we have lacked food only 3 days since the food was over from store, so for 6 days the church was able send some help of bananas, beans and some vegetables to sustain the children may God bless you all for your help. We Thank God for your love and concern for the children in Kenya.
Dad we will be sending background of each child as requested. Dad one of my classmate I requested for football agreed to donate it and we will update you as we receive. The children say thanks for your donation. Received Ksh. 404,000 and below is the breakdown of the budget.
The budget was Ksh385, 900
Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 167x479kgs=Ksh.80,000
Maize =558.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.200 x558.5=111,700.
Beans=400kilogramm,one kgs cost Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh. 85,000.
Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh. 250x60litres=Ksh.15,000.
Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.
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
Sugar 156.8kgs 1 kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100
Blankets @ Ksh. 6300
Transport cost Ksh.5900
We had other needs of the children and within the orphanage
Appreciation to workers =Ksh. 4,000 not payment it done once for a time.
Firewood one lorry =Ksh. 14,100 =2 tones
We thank God for the provision, now daily consumption of 63 children and workers Ksh. 385900 ÷ Ksh. 19845 =19.4 days. the food budgeted will last as from Monday 14 September Date to 3 October 2020.
Thanks God bless you we are praying for you, we keep praying for you all.
Dad the school is still closed and we have not be told when it will be opened but they are on proposing on school reopening we will update on the same.
May good God bless you all. Thanks for your love. Real good we call you blessed.
Yours Son Joel and Church/Orphanage leadership.
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!