Sunday, November 29, 2020

LOG CHURCH SERMON - NOV 29: THANKSGIVING 2020

We are in the midst of a holiday season unlike any that we have ever experienced.
Thanksgiving Day was only a few days ago. It came with ominous warnings from health officials and the government to not meet together for the traditional family meal. To do so would likely greatly increase the spread of the Covid-19 virus, a disease against which we so far have very few defenses.

Of course, Americans being who we are, many are too independently minded to heed these warnings. It has been reported that travel both by air and by car over Thanksgiving has been the highest since the pandemic hit our shores in March.

We have yet to see if the warnings spoken by our government and by health care officials and providers will bring about the great increase of infections, hospital admissions and death. However, if our previous big holiday weekends this year are any indication, all of this traveling and gathering will indeed result on a much greater strain on our hospitals, and will cause many more people to die.

The reason that so many people are ignoring or flouting these warnings usually is not because they do not think that there is no peril in the travel or the gatherings. Some may believe there is no danger, but mostly people are disregarding the threat because this pandemic has other negative effects on us other than to our health.

Isolation is one of these. Isolation in any form is difficult, but isolation from family is the most severe of the strains. That is why when it comes to the traditional times of family gatherings, many people are willing to take the risk of getting sick.

Friday, November 27, 2020

KISII REPORT - NEW STRUCTURE NEEDED

On the right are some photos that Joel sent me yesterday. You can also read below why they need to build a shelter where the kids can eat their meals, plus do their homework. Up until now, this has mostly been done outside or in the dormitory.

I asked him why they could not do these things in the church building, which is just next door. The public health officials are telling them now that they need to further separate the activities of the church and the orphanage for both for hygienic and security reasons.

The covid-19 situation has raised awareness on hygiene, which in the long run may be a good thing, since much illness in the past was actually caused by poor hygienic conditions. Security is always a concern, since there are many dangers for children in the culture at large of East Africa.

We are all so thankful for many of you who have helped in this ministry. If you have read some of the stories of the children that I have put on this blog, you know of some of the very difficult situations that these kids have come from. I’m not done yet. There are more stories to come.

 

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Greetings in Jesus might name. We thank God for the love and concern to help the Log Church/Orphanage Kenya, the leaders and children are appreciating for the school and regular help for the food, we request your prayers too for the orphanage and needs within.

We are humbled to report that if God had not used each one of you we could have not come this far. Yes there are more needs as we minister in outreach but we have  every reason to thank God for using you
to meet the needs of the children.

We have a challenge now within the orphanage as now it’s raining here the kids have no place to shelter while serving meals and doing homework. On Monday we had a meeting of deciding what to do. The community and church leadership were able to raise 10 metal sheets and we need 70 more to improve even the kitchen from not being smoky.

Yesterday and today the personnel was on the ground designing the structure see pictures attached, we request your prayers for this for roofing, posts, flooring and skilled labor cost we need Ksh. 151000 to finish the dining/study room. Thanks for the prayers we trust God will provide keep praying for the food provision as we are running out of stock from store, God bless you all. Our prayers are with you all.

Yours Son Joel and Church Leadership Log Church Kenya.

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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

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!

Monday, November 23, 2020

THREE STORIES OF MOTHERLESS CHILDREN IN THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE

 

ELIZABETH NYABUTO

GENDER:             FEMALE

AGE:                     16

FROM:                  1

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

HOW WE GOT HER: FROM STREET AFTER POST ELECTION VIOLANCE

Elizabeth was raised by a single mother who lived at Rongo since the year 2005. She gave birth to Elizabeth at Rongo market. When Elizabeth tried to enquire about their family background from her mother, the mother used to rebuke her and eventually told her daughter Elizabeth that she was misplaced. She always told Elizabeth to stop asking about their family background but instead work hard in school!!

Unfortunately the mother of Elizabeth was slaughtered by violence perpetrators who attacked the flat where they were living inside and by good luck Elizabeth had gone for sugar at the shop!! On her way back to the house she saw these perpetrators cutting her mother’s neck and other neighbors were tightly held also to be killed.

She threw down the sugar and in her hand she was having a change of 150 Shillings from sugar, she picked a motor bike and escaped to  Nyamarambe sub-county. She did not wish to go back to their rental house at Rongo again where her beloved mother was killed before her eyes due to 2012 -2013 post-election violence.

One of the teachers at Nyakeyo primary school adopted Elizabeth to his home and later in November the year 2017 the teacher’s family migrated to the nearby country of Tanzania leaving Elizabeth in the care of their elder brother. This brother chased Elizabeth from his home due to pressure from his wife who did not want Elizabeth to be adopted to their family.

Elizabeth ran to the street and we found her in need of our help we listened to her and came with her to the orphanage. She is now peaceful in the orphanage and she congratulates Pastor Donald  and the friends in the USA for the hand of support. She likes cleaning the church and reciting  memory verses. She has a passion of becoming a teacher of the word of God .

 

CONSTANTINE MOSOMI

GENDER: MALE

AGE: 16

FORM 2

 YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

FOUND: REJECTED

This boy Constantine was born in a polygamous family. His mother was the first wife to his father and the second one was known as Susan. Constantine’s mother was known as Eucabeth and his father was known as Enock Mariga. This man Enock rejected the mother of Constantine and the Mother of this boy went away to unknown place leaving her son Constantine in the hands of his father Enock. She went away in the year 2011 to date!!

Constantine enjoyed living in harmony with his father and step mother until the year 2017 May when Enock died on the spot after falling down from a two storey building where he was doing Masonry work. After the burial of Constantine ‘s father, 5 months  later, Susan the step mother of Constantine secretly sold the whole plot plus the buildings that Enock had bought and this is the place where they knew as home.

This step mother disappeared with her two children to unknown place. By then Constantine was learning in Nyabioto boarding school. When the term was completed he came home and was terribly surprised that their home and premises was of a different person who bought it from her step mother Susan.

Constantine was denied access to this home and could not locate his step mother up to now!! This boy suffered rejection from his biological mother and his step mother too until two four months  later when we meet him January 2018 in dilemma wandering  in Sengera villages without hope. We brought him under the orphanage care. He is a simple and kind boy. He is a good footballer and he likes teaching other kids the word of God. He has a passion of becoming a preacher.

 

KEVIN  OMWOYO

GENDER : MALE

AGE: 6

CLASS :GRADE 1

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE : 2018

FOUND: ABANDONED

Kevin’s mother was a drunkard and she lived in a place called Ekona near our Sengera  Market. His mother left home one morning and she never returned to the house where they lived.

Three days later she was still missing, so the clan elder called us to the scene and requested us to adopt this young kid Kevin to the orphanage by the mercies of God as  they will be looking for his mother. He persuaded us that if his mother will be found then she will pick her son Kevin from the orphanage.

Since January 2018 we have not managed to find Kevin’s mother. The story is still complicated!!! We don’t know if she is alive or dead!!This young boy is still staying in the orphanage since the year 2018 and we took him to school, he is in STD 1 now.

Kevin is not even thinking about the missing of his mother because he is taken care of in the orphanage and he is joyful always. He likes dancing in the church and wants to be a singer. Keep him in prayer.


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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
 

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!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

BLOOD, BLOOD, BLOOD...SO MUCH BLOOD - THE LOG CHURCH SERMON, NOV 22

The lesson that took greater than 4000 years to complete is actually summarized in one phrase—
one partial sentence in the New Testament book of Hebrews: “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins” (Hebrews 9:22).

It seems a simple summary, but it frankly is not very satisfying—at least it is not to me. Why is the shedding of blood necessary? Couldn’t God just forgive and leave it at that?

Perhaps the unsatisfying nature of this lesson is the very reason that it took more than 4000 years to complete. Besides that, I do not think that we, even 2000 years on, have yet learned it sufficiently.

 The Lesson Begins

As you remember from last week, this lesson began with Adam and Eve. When this first man and woman sinned by listening to the serpent and rebelled against the authority of God, the Lord made for them coverings for their bodies, using the hide of an animal. Of course, this required that animal first to be slaughtered. It was probably the first time that these first humans experienced the death of any living creature.

Today we see death nearly every day. It is not only that animals are slaughtered daily so that we can make articles of clothing such as shoes and jackets and so that we can eat, but we might even see death with our own eyes by an animal that was hit by a vehicle on the roadway, or a bird that has flown too hard into our living room window.

Even with death part of our everyday experience, the idea of death being necessary for the purpose of our forgiveness seems in some ways offensive. It is understandable for us to ask why this is essential. God can do all things. Can he not forgive without something being killed?

Of course this leads up to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the One who has been revealed to us as being God’s only son. Why was it necessary for Christ to die for our sins?

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

THREE MORE YOUNG GIRLS FROM THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE = KISII, KENYA

NANCY    MON’GINA


GENDER:                               FEMALE

AGE:                                       13

STD:                                        8

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

FOUND: ABANDONED

 

Nancy’s mother was married as a second wife to a man known as Kefa. Nancy already was 6 years old when she was married to this already married man. Nancy’s mother stayed in this polygamous family for only two years and in the year 2015 she left this marriage and went to unknown place, also leaving Nancy behind.

There were rumors that she might have gotten married to someone else but the information could not be substantiated!! Two years later the family left the rental house where they were living in Sotik town and abandoned only Nancy in the compound. They lied to Nancy that her mother was coming back and on her way to pick her up. Then, together with her mother, the two could later join the rest of the family later that day where they had gone.

Nancy was left joyfully waiting for her mother. The other family had gone only as a means of escaping from Nancy. Nancy waited for two days and later realized it was a lie. She remained in the rental house for two weeks but nobody came for her, she started searching for her so called “father” but it was cumbersome to find him and the rest of the family!! She had been already abandoned without her knowledge!!!

Some days later she was found holding a rope with bad intentions of hanging herself in that lonely house! Wanting to die!! She was rescued and when we heard the information we went there for prayers. Upon our arrival we counseled Nancy and decided to bring her in the orphanage.

She is now happy to interact with other kids in the orphanage and she is grateful to receive care and help from Pastor Donald and the church of USA through Pastor Joel and the church of Kenya too. She likes singing and she desire to be one of the best gospel artist in the world.


DEBORAH   NYANCHERA


GENDER:                       FEMALE

AGE:                              12

SDT:                               7

YEAR    SHE  CAME  TO  ORPHANAGE   2018

FOUND:POST   ELECTION  VIOLENCE  AS   INTERNAL  REFUGEE

 The   family  of  Deborah  owned  a  plot  in  a  place  called  Kondere   here  in   Nyanza District.  This  family  was   misplaced  during  the  political  violence  that  happened  in  some  parts  of  the  country  after  the serious  violence  that   engulfed  the  country  in  2007.

This   clashes  claimed  more  than 477  lives  among  which  the  parents  of  Deborah  were   involved!! Another 118,000 people were misplaced whereby Deborah was among them! Deborah  and  other  21 refugees  were  brought  by  a  lorry  and  they  were dropped  at  Ogembo sub-county.

People  of good will volunteered   to take  these  refugees  to  their  various  homes at leastto  provide  them  shelter  and  food as they regain and adjust themselves to begin a new life .  Everyone who volunteered took one or two refugees according to his or her capability. A  business   woman  known  as  Zenah  Kerubo  took  this  young  girl   Deborah  and   adopted  her.  Deborah received   good care from Zenah   for 5 years   until the time   Zenah   died   in October   2017!!

After  the  death  of  Zenah  the  life  of  Deborah  started  facing  a lot  of  challenges.  The four   children of Zenah would unite against Deborah!! They  were  now  denying  her   food   at  times,  and  most  of  the  days  they  could  beat  her  without   cause!!

She  was patient   with  the  challenges  until  mid-January   2018  when  she  totally  faced  rejection from  Zenah’s   children.  She  boldly  and  personally  came  to  the  orphanage  seeking  for  care  and  help. Tears  was  running down  her  cheeks  as  she  was  introducing  herself  to  us!!

We  were  touched  by  her  situation  and  gave  her  access  to  the   orphanage. Deborah  is  thankful  to God  for  the  support  and  encouragement  she  receives  from  pastor  Donald  in  connection  with  the  church  of  Kenya. She likes athletics and singing, she is one of the best soloists within the orphanage. She wants to be an evangelist.                            

 

FAITH   ONTIRI


GENDER:             FEMALE

AGE                      11

STD                                 6

YEAR   SHE   CAME TO THE  ORPHANAGE  2018

 FOUND :  POST  ELECTION   VIOLENCE  AS  INTERNAL  REFUGEE  

The  parents  and  two  siblings  of  faith  were  brutally  killed  at  Bomet   while  they  were  digging  in  the  garden  of  their  neighbor   as  an  odd  job  to  earn  their  living!! Faith was the only one left back home at their rental house; she remained behind to prepare tea and take it to the garden for her parents and siblings.

This is where she received the shocking sad news about the cruel death of her parents and siblings as a result of post-election violence!!! She felt down on the floor and fainted!! One of her close neighbor and family friend took Faith and hid her to prevent her from being tortured and killed also.

Two days later this good neighbor escorted Faith up to the border of our Kisii and  Kipsigis community- a place called Sotik. The neighbor returned at the border and gave Faith Ksh 400 to use as a bus fare to wherever she would like to go for refugee within her own tribe Kisii. Since she was now on her tribe’s land and would not be killed.

Faith boarded a vehicle and paid a bus fare .She was heading to unknown direction since she did not have any information concerning her father‘s family back ground!! All of a sudden she saw us having a crusade at Omoriungamu junction and she abruptly stopped the bus!!

After coming down the bus, she directly came to the crusade ground. As the crusade continued she was terribly crying!! Pastor Vincent went close to her and inquired from her what  was the problem! She told Pastor Vincent   how her parents and siblings were killed, how she was rescued by her neighbor and she had nowhere to go!!

After the crusade we discussed the issue with other leaders and decided to have Faith in the orphanage. Faith is happy to belong to the orphanage where she receives love and support through Pastor Donald and Joel together with the church of Kisii and friends from the USA. She is a good singer and she wants to use her talents more especially after school to glorify God.


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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

Sunday, November 15, 2020

THE 4000 YEAR DELAY - LOG CHURCH SERMON, NOVEMBER 15

 

As we saw in last week's sermon, in the plan of God for his creation, his acts of creation did not cease at the end of the six original days when he made this present earth and heavens. The book of Revelation speaks of the new heavens and the new earth—heavens and an earth that we have not yet experienced.

We also explored some of the reasons why God did not simply and immediately create the heavens and the earth in perfection, as the new ones will be. There was an education that needed to take place before the perfect could come—an education not for God about how to make all things, but an education for those of us whom he endowed with a free will about how to live in a perfect creation.

Satan’s Alternative Reality Exposed by Light

Satan has filled the present world with lies of alternatives to the authority of God and has managed to convince even a very great number of people in this present age to believe these lies. These lies have brought a murky darkness of understanding about the ways of God to people of the world.[1] They do not see the works of God that he is still doing, and they refuse to accept the fact that God is sovereign over all creation.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

THREE GIRLS WHO HAD VERY DIFFICULT EARLY YEARS

SYLIVIAH MOSOTI

GENDER:                               FEMALE

AGE:                                       10

STD:                                        5

SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

FOUND ABANDONED 

Syliviah’s mother was a very careless drunkard!! She was alcohol addicted. Although she was always drunk after work, she used to support her daughter with the basic needs such as food clothing and also education.

But the house rent was a serious challenge for her to settle and it had accumulated for 2 years. They were in conflicts with the landlord for the accumulated rent debt. One day she decided to leave her child Syliviah in the home of the landlord with an excuse that she went to search for money somewhere that will help in clearing this accumulated rent debt. She went missing for more than seven months!! She never returned to the premises!

The landlord was now impatient and cruel enough to chase away Syliviah from her home! Syliviah became helpless and later after months of her hustling she visited our church during Sunday service after which she told one of our ushers called Isaac about her terrible life experience!!

She was given a chance to speak in front of all the believers and we were all touched and moved by her situation and through the sympathy and the mercies of God we could not let the girl go back to a miserable life in the street but we retained her and took her to the orphanage facility and in the following morning our two church elders went with her to the landlord to know the story and they came up with the very same information from the landlord.

We opted to allow Syliviah stay with other kids in the orphanage and now she is ever smiling for the provision she gets and the love in the orphanage facility. She has hope of finishing school and she has a passion of becoming a teacher by the grace of God.

 

YVONNE MORAA

GENDER:                   FEMALE

AGE:                           12

CLASS:                       8

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

FOUND REJECTED 

Yvonne was raised by a single mother in Mabera town. Her mother was known as Isabella. She rejected her daughter Yvonne for no reason!! She could hit her and drag her often without cause! Every day she could tell her daughter Yvonne to leave her house!!

But Yvonne had nothing to do and she endured the suffering and rejection. It was on a Wednesday the year 2007 November when Isabella hit her daughter Yvonne until the neighbors were angry and they also in return captured Isabella and beat her so hard. She was beaten by mob justice for what she had done to her daughter. The mob justice was angry because Isabella had beaten her daughter Yvonne until she became unconscious and blood was coming out of her nose!!

They ordered Isabella to vacate her rental house in their town because of that vice and look for somewhere else to stay with her daughter. They also cautioned her not to reject her daughter Yvonne and stop treating her daughter in this evil manner. Three days late Isabella left Mabera town and went to stay at Riosiri shopping center with Yvonne.

Immediately they arrived in their new rental house Riosiri, Isabella totally rejected her daughter and hated her more than before!!! She never wanted to see Yvonne anymore and could not allow her step even at the door of the house. Yvonne went to the chief’s camp and reported the issue and the area chief cautioned Isabella not to mistreat her daughter Yvonne.

She came down and listened the chief and allowed her daughter to sleep in that house but sad enough the following morning Isabella disappeared from that new house to unknown place leaving only Yvonne helpless and without even food. Yvonne struggled in this house for one month facing a lot of difficulties and challenges until when we met her in a miserable situation and adopted her into the orphanage.

Her family background is not known and her mother is still missing to date! Yvonne is excited to belong to the orphanage where she receives support from Pastor Donald and care from Pastor Joel among other leaders. She likes dancing in church and she wants to be a trainer of gospel song dancers after school.

 

MARYJANE NYANDWARO

GENDER:                   FEMALE

AGE:                               13

CLASS:                       FORM 1

YEAR SHE  CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

FOUND IN THE STREET 

Maryjane’s mother lived in Kitale squatters; she was a single parent of Maryjane. Her mother lived in this government land illegally since the year 1992 when Maryjane was not yet born. This is the place they called home. In the year 2007 Maryjane was born. She was the only surviving child since her elder siblings had died in a tragic road accident!!  She was under good care of her loving mother for several years.

In the year 2014 her mother died after they were evicted by the government from this land; it was a stroke ill and she was buried in the cemetery!! A good Samaritan took Maryjane as her daughter so that she can nature and support Maryjane until she becomes a grown up. Maryjane enjoyed good care under new environment from this Samaritan by the name Mogusu until November the year 2016 when Mogusu schemed to sell Maryjane to someone for only 75,000 Kenyan Shillings (about $750).

When Maryjane received this evil report. She ran out of Mogusu’s home fearing to be sold to someone who eagerly wanted a female child. She joined street life whereby another volunteer begged to adopt this girl Maryjane but she totally refused thinking that it was a trap and a scheme planned by Mogusu!!

She refused to join any other family and remained in the street. This is where we found her in the following year 2017 January and when we heard her story we felt like crying and she accepted to be part of the orphanage here. She has been here in the orphanage and she now has hope of life together with other kids. She is very much thankful for the support from Pastor Donald and the church of USA she likes reciting memory verses and poems. She has a passion of becoming a missionary after school.

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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
 

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!

Monday, November 9, 2020

THREE YOUNG GIRLS RESCUED FROM THE STREET - LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE

MOUREEN  CALEB

GENDER:                 FEMALE

AGE:                          12

STD:                           7

HOW WE GOT HER: FROM STREET DURING EVANGELISM

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

 Moureen is a half cast, his father was a Luo by tribe and the mother was a Kisii by tribe. They both enjoyed marriage life together with their only daughter Mourine. The parents met and married each other while they were residing in a town behind the bus stage. They were hawkers within the stage and Siaya town at large. 

They enjoyed family love until the year 2013 during political clashes when the tribe of the Luos Killed many Kisii people and destroyed properties that belonged to the Kisii people. Due to these tribal clashes the parents of Moureen broke the bond of marriage and Moureen together with her mother made their way to a place here in Kisii called Omosaria Center. 

They stayed there until the untimely death of his mother who suffered from cervical cancer. Moureen’s mother by the name Everline Nyanchama succumbed to death at Lenmark Hospital while under medication. No one could identify the family  background of  Everline Nyanchama to assist in the burial of the body, not even Moureen her daughter!! 

The body was buried in Nyambera cemetery and Moureen was left in the hands of her class teacher known as Madam Jack. This Madam had five children and accepted to adopt moureen too. Months later the Madam’s children started mistreating Moureen and abusing her so much even denying her food when Madam was away from home. Moureen feared to say this to Madam because she was just an adopted girl in this family! 

The only option she remained with is to leave this home and went to the street for four weeks and 2 days before we met her there at Nyabisiongororo Centre terribly challenged with life. She accompanied us to Martha’s home where evangelism was to begin that day and we discovered that she was a humble and kind   girl who seriously needed help and care. 

After evangelism we brought Moureen to the orphanage and she is very free and happy to be here in the  orphanage. Moureen likes cleaning the church and she does it regularly. She is much excited to be in the orphanage and she is thankful to God and to Pastor Donald for love he is showing to the orphanage kids despite living in a far country and the support he sends for her and other children here in the orphanage, she is in class seven now and she desire to decorate the church when she is able after school.


DAMACKLINE ONGWANO

GENDER:                             FEMALE

AGE:                                      11

STD:                                       7

HOW WE GOT HER: FROM STREET DURING EVANGELISM YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018

Damackline’s grandmother was not married; she was blessed by only one child known as Nyakerario{the mother of Damackline}. 

Nyakerario got married and years later the marriage broke after the death of her husband. The  family of Nyakerario’s husband did not recoginize Nyakerario and her  daughter Damakline by reason that she was a second wife. They had never before visited the husband's family since they were in another town, but after his death they learned that he had also another wife!

Nyakerario and her daughter Damackline could not be accepted to be part of the  polygamous family and they were denied this right and access to this family. Nyakerario left her daughter on the street in the year 2016 and disappeared to date!! 

We met Damackline in the streets being miserable and her health was deteriorating because of street challenges in the year 2017. After evangelism we came back home leaving  Damackline in the street  but two days later we met as church leaders and revisited Damackline in the   street. 

We went with some food and clothes and by good luck we met her. She was very much excited to see us and she ran from a distance to greet us. This day we made up our minds to include Damackline in the orphanage and trusted God to strengthen her health. She is now very okay by the grace of God. 

Damackline is extremely thankful for protection and care she receives through Pastor Donald and the church of Kenya. Damackline always refers the orphanage as “wonderful home”. She has a desire to be a gospel artist after school


YVONNE KIBIEGO

GENDER:                             FEMALE

AGE:                                      11

CLASS:                                 5

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE:2018

FOUND: IN THE STREET DURING EVANGELISM

 

We found Yvonne in Kembua Street in the year 2018 February. This girl had been in this street for six months before we meet her during evangelism. It is said that she was raised by her aunt from childhood after her mother died. This aunt was childless but could support Yvonne as her daughter.

One unfortunate day when Yvonne came back from school, she and found no one in the rental house where she used to stay with her aunt!!. Yvonne was raised in the town of Kebirigo and didn’t know any relative throughout her life!!! This girl was shocked to find an empty house where they used to stay!!   

She tried to inquire from neighbors what had happened but no one could tell the story, eventually one of her friends told Yvonne that her aunt migrated to a place called Kembua. She had only Kenya Shillings 150 in her pocket and she used it as bus fare to this place Kembua looking for her aunt. She could not manage to locate her aunt.

Now being in a new town she found it very difficult to interact with strangers in this new town. This is where she started a new difficult life in the street being homeless and starving without food most of the days until the 6th month when we meet her during evangelism and she demanded our attention and help.

After interrogating her we took a taxi and travelled to Kebirigo where they used to stay with her aunt before but the result was not that good, because the rental house was still empty!!!We decided to adopt Yvonne in the orphanage and now she has the joy of our Lord Jesus in her life. She was at the risk of being raped and ambushed in the street but now she is secure and she is cared for.

Yvonne is appreciating God for the hand of support from Pastor Donald and she is very happy to be in the orphanage .She is one of the talented singers and wants to praise God through her talent to save the lost souls.

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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
 

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!

Sunday, November 8, 2020

WHY EVIL CAME TO GOD'S PERFECT CREATION - LOG CHURCH SERMON, NOV 8

I am picking up a theme from the sermon of a couple of weeks ago. That theme was looking at some of the enigmas that we have surrounding the creation process. That is probably too long ago to remember what the topic was, but it primarily had to do with questions having to do with what one might mistakenly call the failure of God’s original creation. We today live in a world full of circumstances and people who are not as they should be. We live in a world that is evil.

It is fair to ask why this is so. If God was pleased with his original creation as he said he was, why then the apparent failure? We are exploring the reasons for that, and learning why we should not judge the works of God too hastily. Also, it is why we need to grow in our understanding of what God is doing. God’s creative work, in essence, is a work in progress.

The question today about the original creation is why God allowed evil to exist at all. This perhaps is even the greatest of our questions. If the original paradise was faultless, would not have it been better to banish Satan from the garden from the very beginning? And why, after everything else is said, is there a Satan at all? Did God also create Satan, thus in a round-about way, being also the creator of evil?

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

THREE MORE CHILDREN FROM THE LOG CHURCH ORPHANAGE

 BRIAN MOUTI

GENDER:                             MALE

AGE:                                      15

CLASS:                                 FORM 2

FOUND:                                IN THE STREET

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE: 2019 

The family of Brain died in a terrible situation when a 3 storey building collapsed at Menyinkwa. Brian‘s father, mother and other 2 siblings met there cruel death there on the spot. Brian was called from school to witness the incident!!

The parents of Brian had stayed in Menyinkwa town for quit long without travelling to up country, this is the place where they gave birth to Brain. It was suspected that this family had sold the whole of their small plot and travelled to this town to begin a new life style and they could not return to their home since they had left nothing of their own. Due to this, Brain’s life faced o a lot of challenges and he decided to join the street of Menyinkwa.

There in the street some politicians started to use street children to do violence. Brain could collect tires and use petrol to burn and destroy people’s properties in order to terrorize the supporters of one’s opponents. If he did this he would get money for food.

One day we met Brain being a perpetrator of peace and we preached and ministered to his heart. He eventually surrendered his life to Jesus but he could not be comfortable to continue with the street life because he wished to avoid backsliding.

But now he had no place to belong. We accepted him in the orphanage so that the gospel can continuously transform his life. Brain was a criminal street boy but now he is a very polite and kind boy in the orphanage. He is happy for the reformation through the word of God and he is proud to be taken care of and he extends his appreciation to pastor Donald and Joel for the help he receives.

Brian is a good footballer and he has a passion to form his football team that will compete with other teams, He already has his team within the orphanage He also likes preaching to Junior Sunday school and he has hope of becoming a minister of the gospel.


JOSEPHINE NYABUTO

GENDER:                             FEMALE

AGE:                                      12

STD:                                       5

FOUND:                                REJECTED

YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017

 

Josephine was born in a very complicated family background!!! Her father was known as Moses and he died when the pregnancy of Josephine was only 3 months old!!! . Her mother Mellen continued to stay as a widow in one compound with her mother in-law after the death of Moses.

This widow decided to abort the pregnancy of Josephine so that she can be married childless to a primary school teacher she had come in contact with. When Mellen’s mother in-law discovered this evil secret she chased her daughter in-law out of her compound.

After Mellen was chased out of her marriage zone, the information of attempted abortion reached this teacher and it sounded bad news! He also canceled his plans and his relationship with Mellen was no more!!  Mellen did not stop to do abortion but still tried several times to abort the pregnancy of Josephine in order to avoid the burden of raising a  child alone, but the abortion did not work at all!!

Mellen started developing health problems until she feared the risk of dying if she was to continue with the program of abortion. By the mercies of God this kid Josephine survived and was born without any complication but her mother started rejecting the baby Josephine right from the time of birth.

The grandmother of Mellen took her for care one year later the grandmother died of Diabetes after her possessions had been sold to cater for hospital bills and mortuary expenses .Josephine’s life was on danger now and there was no volunteer to adopt her and give her care.

We accepted Josephine in our hands and now she is rejoicing   with hopes of life. She likes athletics and singing she would like to reach more people with the gospel after school.


MATHEW KIYONDI

GENDER:                                             MALE

AGE:                                                    13

CLASS:                                               STD 8

FOUND:                                            ABANDONED

YEAR HE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE  2019

Mathew’s mother was employed as a house girl by Ogembo tea factory manage since the year 2005. In the year 2006 she was given pregnancy by a married man who worked in this factory as a watchman. When this watchman realized that this house girl had conceived his pregnancy, he abruptly stopped working and disappeared with his family to avoid shame and the possible separation of his family if his wife would learn what he had done to the house girl!!

The wife of the manager where this house girl worked was good enough to contain the situation of Mathew’s mother despite the fact of getting pregnant while staying with them as a house girl. Mathew’s mother was given humble time and was shown love until when she gave birth to Mathew in November 4th  the year 2006.

Mathew’s mother came to seek for a job in the manager’s house while she was already misplaced from her family due to conflicts and the family could not be traced and this also contributed for sympathy on her from the manager’s family. She was given the job and faithfully served as a house girl until the year 2017 February when she went out for shopping in Itibo market but never returned to the working place.

The manager continued to stay with her son Mathew and could support to educate him as he did from the previous years when her mother used to work there as a house girl. Mathew being abandoned by his mother could not have peace although he was under good care. One day he left school without the knowledge of his guardians {manager’s family} and went missing for three days.

On the fourth day upon his return he explained that someone lied to him that he saw his mother at Riosiri market which is located in our neighboring county called Nyamarambe selling sugar cane and he made up his mind to seek for her personally. This offended the manager’s family and he was chased from  this family because of staying out of home for three days while avoiding classes and without the manager’s authority and knowledge.

From there Mathew started going round into different families searching for help but he could rarely get accommodated and given a place to sleep for only one night to vacate in the following day. This young boy went through hard times and his lifestyle was not promising.

We met him in need of help and with that big heart brought him to the orphanage and her mother is still missing nowhere to be seen. This boy had become hopeless but now he has hope. Mathew gives God gratitude and his best regards goes to Pastor Donald for the continuous support he received from him and the church of Kenya too.

Mathew likes athletics and dancing in use his talents for God’s glory and more especially to train others in dancing for God as a means of serving Him with his   talent.

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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
 

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!