Friday, April 16, 2021


 At the moment, the small tank is in place on the tower, the pump has been purchased, along with the sprinklers and everything needed to put the irrigation in place for the garden. But ironically, the irrigation work has been delayed a few days because of heavy rains.

This time of the year, around the vernal equinox is traditionally the time of heavy rains, but Pastor Joel tells me that even this is changing. If you care to look back on the blog to the February 9, 2020 post (KISII REPORT – MUUSUM WINDS), there I explain why the seasonal weather patterns for east Africa have been changing in recent years. Rains and drought times can now occur at almost any time of the year.

This change in weather patterns was also the cause for the locust invasion, which if you remember, was also taking place about this time last year. The locusts are still in the northern part of the country, but the government has conducted a vigorous spraying campaign, so the numbers are greatly reduced.

Concerning the completion of the irrigation and water system, the rains have now let up in the past couple of days, so it is our hope that in the coming week all may be installed so that planting can take place. They did not want to plant beforehand, since installing the pipes would disrupt too much of the garden soil.

Here is this week’s report from Pastor Joel:


Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Our prayers are with you all, the church and leadership of the Log orphanage Kenya are humbled for the work you are doing, we have no reward for you but we are praying that heaven to honor you and bless you with all heavenly blessings in spiritual reams. We are experiencing rainy season that is why garden project process will be delayed but we will update you more, they were only able to raise the tank. Now we have all the materials

The force pump Ksh. 50,000

Sprinklers Ksh. 40,000

Connecting pipes to sprinklers Ksh. 30,000

Skilled/plumbing labor cost Ksh. 30, 000 for garden are available and we have them in store waiting for clear day for the process, fixing and all steps. We will update you.

We are humbled for the help we receive from you all through pastor Donald ,Vivian ,church
leaders and friends to the Kenya orphanage and church. Thanks from the children and church leadership Kenya church, thanks for your prayers which has made the better stay of the children. Surely without your help which God has moved in your heart Thanks.

Thanks to all donated we were able buy 64 Ekegusii Bibles =Ksh 64,000 thanks God bless you all. See below expenditure of the help received from you Ksh. 600,000.

The budget  was Ksh385900.

Unga ngano/baking flour 188. kgs One kilogram =Ksh.140 x188 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 38Kgs=3800

Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100

Beans=400kilogramm,one kgs cost Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh. 85,000.

Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.

Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 167x479kgs=Ksh.80,000

Maize =558.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.200 x558.5=111,700.

Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh. 250x60litres=Ksh.15,000.

Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25700

Transport cost Ksh.5900

We thank God for the provision, now daily consumption of 63 children and workers .Now total money spent to buy food ÷day consumption (breakfast, lunch and supper)=number of days. 385900 ÷ Ksh. 22364 =17 days

Food purchased will last as from Wednesday April 7/2021to Date 23 April 2021.Thanks God bless you we are praying for you, we keep praying for you all each day. May God bless you all.

Yours Son Joel and Church 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. 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!


Receipts pictured below


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