You saw in the post of a couple of weeks ago that the construction of the new school at the orphanage is underway. On the post of July 2, I included a picture of the architect’s drawing of how the completed school will look. You would not have seen it if you did not hit the “Read More” button at the end of the post.
But that picture was blurry. You could not see clearly the layout of the school. So I asked Pastor Joel to send me a clearer picture, which he did by asking the building engineer to send the pdf file of the plan. I tried to convert this pdf into an image that this blog site would accept (it will not let me upload a pdf), but I'm afraid it does not help for the purpose of this post.
Either I do not have the tools on my laptop to make a proper conversion, or I simply do not know how to do it (the most likely scenario).
But if you are interested, just email me and I can send you the pdf of this, plus another one that shows the structural components of the first floor. I think that anyone who is interested already has either my email or phone.
I had also asked Joel for the cost involved with the next phase of the building. The next phase would include the structural beams of the first storey of the building, massive enough to support two more storeys. As I mentioned previously, we do not have much room at the orphanage so the government is requiring us to build a three-storey structure.
This phase will also include the walls of the first floor and the poured concrete ceiling, which will also become the floor for the second storey.
The estimate for this phase is $15,000.
Did your jaw just drop open? Get used to it. Since beginning this orphanage four years ago, my jaw muscles have become slack many times, both with seeing the costs of what we are involved with, and with how God has met those needs.
I have constantly told God that I am not the person for this job, but so far he has not removed this responsibility from me.
But the rewards are great. When I hear from the children how they are so thankful for the life given to them, I have to think that my small part of this work is worth every inconvenience and difficulty.
I hope those of you who have also contributed much to this work feel the same. Your gifts are not being wasted. As we go along with this project, I will write more of how we believe this school building will serve not only the needs of the orphans, but of other children of the area whose parents do not have the money to send them to school.
But I will also ask you to pray. This is the most important.
Kindly pray that God will be in control at every step of every phase of this project, and that every motive of all of us will only be for what He is doing for the lives of these children.
Also, I am strongly feeling the need to return to see the people there. This entire covid scare has made this impossible up until now. Actually, Kenya is once again on lock-down. The Log Churches there and all the churches are unable to meet. At least this is true in the Kisii area.
This shut-down complicates everything of course, from the transportation and costs of food, to getting the materials for building.
If there was ever a time to look to the Lord, it is now.
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!