If you scroll down to the May 14 post, you will see the present school costs this year for our 61 students. Of these 61 are the 49 orphans, plus 12 children of the volunteers at the orphanage. The school costs have continually been rising in Kenya. Among other things, the pandemic has caused new regulations, which has caused increases in fees.
Also, as the kids get older and advance in grades, we now have more students in the secondary school, which is more expensive than the primary schools.
This 3-month term the total cost comes to (in US Dollars), $7,915.
There are three terms in the year, which if costs do not increase, means $23,745 for this year of 2021.
I think that you will agree that that is a lot of money. But we feel that it is important that the kids are able to go to school. For these children to have any chance to advance in life, we believe that it is necessary for them to receive an education.
However, it is for a few reasons that we are praying more about beginning our own school at the orphanage. If God allows us to begin, this will be the most costly project that we have undertaken—more expensive than the dormitory, more expensive than the water collection and irrigation system, and more expensive than the garden.
We will do things under government supervision so that we are certain that it is all done legally, and that we will not have any trouble when we actually are ready to begin.
This is another of the projects that we have talked about from the very beginning, but like all things, we do things as God provides. We have divided the entire work into smaller steps, the first being the foundation for the building. There are still many steps, many questions, and even many unknowns, but we think it is time for us to step ahead in faith with this work.
Whenever I consider the monetary cost of all that God has accomplished in the orphanage work, I am simply overwhelmed by how He has provided in the past. I suppose if I took the time to go back in the records, I would see how it all came in, but all of this is beyond my understanding.And of course the normal every day expenses remain, things like food and clothing.
And now we are considering a school. Amazing.
Please read Joel’s letter below which will explain this further.
Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and friends,
Greetings in Jesus name, our prayers are with all, we to thank God for your prayers also you are in prayers, may prosper you, allow us today to share more on the churches in Kenya, we are humbled for your prayers we are seeing the lives of people here being transformed and changed more are coming to Christ who have never accepted Christ now they are spreading the fame of Jesus Christ, our prayers are with you all.
Thanks for your support and prayers for the work in Kenya. We have two Log churches of Kenya. Glory to God for everything He has planned for the Log orphanage and the churches of Kenya It will be a great privilege God to provide for His work here in Kenya .yes, we will be accountable to God and we need to use wisely every resource He will provide for the success of ministry.
(Thanks you Note: From Church/Orphanage Leadership.)
We thank God for Pastor Donald, Vivian, Family, Church and Donors, we are humbled for everything you are doing spiritually and materially and we appreciate for the help which has come on our way since we started connection. May God bless you, feel free to help this work as God provides and move in your hearts thanks to all who are obeying the call of God to supporting this work. To God be the glory.
Pastor Vincent Osoro.
LOG orphanage Home fosters Orphans and needy children from the surrounding communities. Because of the swelling number of children of this kind, public schools that are supposed to cater for keep complaining of congestion in classrooms. This ends up at mistreating and mishandling of the children we send to these schools from our orphanage home. This necessitates that we have a school for our centre, where the children can learn without disturbance or mistreatment. Besides school administration, other children keep teasing them. This may affect their learning.
Secondly, sometimes food stuffs are expensive and purchasing food for all of them is cumbersome because of this the centre leaders were of an opinion that the orphanage start a gardening project. This project apart from being a source of food materials for the children it will also be a learning resource for them. If expanded, it can also be a source of the orphanage home income.
To liaise with possible sponsor(s), friends and well-wishers for possible funding. This will help to start a school that will gradually grow over time
Learners will have conducive learning environment
They will not need to walk long distances to search for education
School can be used to train them on new skills to make them self-reliant
In future school can became a source of income as other children from able families can be admitted on small school fee.
Our prayers is that we can begin on phase to building school class room, be below is the phase we can begin with
1. SCHOOL PROJECT(5 CLASSROOMS, STAFF ROOM & HT OFFICE)
• 15,000 bricks @ 17 Ksh. 255,000
• 12 lorries of sand @ 25,000 Ksh. 300,000
• 600 bags of cement @ 900 Ksh. 540,000
• 10 lorries ballast @ 18,000 Ksh. 180,000
• Total for the first step of footing Ksh. 1,275,000
Thanks for all the prayers and heart of help for the work in Kenya, may God bless you all, the garden the children seeds which have long seed dormancy in sprouting they now sprouting out of the ground pictures cannot show it clearing will be updating on the progress of the garden thanks to all who donated for garden. Keep praying for the need in Kenya, also keep praying for the trip for Pastor Donald and all who are willing to come to Kenya we welcome you with open arms. Thanks we call you blessed.
Yours Son Joel and Log 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!