(Continuing with the recounting of my first trip to visit the orphanage in Kenya)
Since my visit to the orphanage of the Log Church of Kenya, there has been a large increase of orphans at the church. In November of last year there were 24 children under the care of the church. Shortly after I returned home I learned that there were 32. Now Joel writes that they have 42 orphans.
I wrote to him, “Joel, you cannot keep taking in children or everyone will suffer. We cannot even now adequately care for the children that we have.”
But Joel tells me that they find these children when they as pastors are out doing evangelism on the streets.
“We try to find out if they have any uncles or aunts or cousins; grandparent; anybody,” Joel writes. “And we look for people to take them in, but when no one does, we cannot leave them in the streets.”
The need is very great, as it is in all parts of Africa, and indeed in all parts of the developing world.