As you can see by the photos, construction is being done on the elevated water tank. They are pouring the bases for the pillars and forming up the pillars.
We also see in Pastor Joel’s letter below that there are still some costs in completing the irrigation system for the garden. Included in the prices is the cost of sprinklers. Sprinklers are the common way of irrigating there, but they add another $400 to the total cost for the completed system.
On Monday, Joel is going into Kisii town to do some asking about a drip irrigation option. A drip system would use less water and I believe it would be less expensive to set up, but there are additional factors that may make sprinklers a good way to begin.
I expect by next week the elevated tank will be in place. The children have a month holiday from school in April, so it will work out good that the garden can begin at this time. Please continue to pray that the rest of the infrastructure can be completed.
As for me, of course I am not in Kenya. It is at times like this that I know it would be good, but God has not opened that possibility for me at this time. However, I plan on conducting my own experiment with hydroponics this summer in our garden in Wisconsin. I will see how it goes to grow kale by this system.
You know I am dedicated to this task, since kale is probably the last thing that I would grow. But it is a staple green at the orphanage, so it would be the most helpful to use this as the experiment. I think our son Levi is also planning on doing this at this place. Joel's letter:
Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,
Greetings in Jesus name, we hope you are well under the
grace of God. Our prayers as
leadership and of the children are with you. Receive our love from Log Churches of Kenya and the orphanage.
We from the heart we are praying and saying thanks for the love. We say thanks to all who have given and willing heart to help the children under the care of Log orphanage Kenya. Really your help through God moving in your heart through reading Pastor Don and Vivian blog, we pray that God to answer also your prayers.
Welcome to Kenya to see the work you are helping and supporting. The door is open doors for you to come two church here in Kenya. Our prayers to reach more souls for the Kingdom. Thank all who have donated kindly we request that you keep praying for us to have garden, school, be able to clear the church building debts we have and pray for the children God to provide for them.
We are working on the tower for the garden, we are trusting God that all the steps of garden will be completed as God will provide.
Below are what we have not met for the garden to start working and operate.
The force pump Ksh. 50,000
Sprinklers Ksh. 40,000
Connecting pipes to sprinklers Ksh. 30,000
Skilled/plumbing labor cost Ksh. 30, 000
Thanks see some picture from the orphanage children, washing, reading the word of God and others. Our prayers are with you all. Thanks God
Bless you all, we are praying for you all daily and we pray that God will supply for your needs also and provide for these children here with us, our prayers to God who made heaven and earth who is our help and provider, kindly join us in prayers for the breakthrough for the children to have their needs met.
God bless you all, we request your help and support for these children, kindly stretch your hand of help to Kenya. Thank. God bless you all, we look forward hearing from you beloved. Thanks.
Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-Kenya
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. We wait until we have $4000-$5000 before we make the bank transfer to make each transfer more economical. Nothing is held back or diverted for any other purpose. Thanks!