Friday, July 16, 2021


The school situation is changing for the orphanage.

First of all, we want to express how thankful that we are that the Lord has provided the orphanage the ability to pay the fees so that the children could go to school for these past years (mostly through your gifts).

When I first visited the church in 2017, this was not the case. The church people in Kenya were not able to do this. They were doing the best that they could within the church to teach the few orphans that they had at
that time to read and to write.

But on the other side of the perspective, the education that they are receiving at the various schools still is not the best. The schools are very overcrowded because of the many children in the area. Also, according to what Pastor Joel tells me, our kids are belittled in the school because they are orphans.

Below in Joel’s letter, you can see the cost breakdown for the current term of school. In
the parenthesis I have put the conversion into dollars, plus the calculations of the cost per student. 

The pandemic has caused a disruption in the regular school schedule, so the terms this year are not the same dates as they have been in the past. Normally, there is a month of holiday in between two terms, but this year the previous term ended on the 14th of July, and the new term will begin on the 27th.

You will see that as the children get older and enter into the secondary school, the costs are much higher. Because of the severely shortened term this time, the costs have decreased from the previous school term this time, but generally speaking, we can expect that they will only increase in the long run. In the past, we have figured total school costs for all the children to be between $20 - $25,000 per year.

However, the most important matter in my mind is the future for these children. In these years we have been feeding them, housing them, and sending them to school, but I keep thinking about what comes later. 

In some way, we have to be thinking about a future for these kids. They of course will not remain children in the orphanage forever, and not even for very many years. They have no family land as is the case with most kids in the Kisii tribe, no family, no predictable future after they graduate from secondary school. What then?

Only God knows, but it is a concern of mine that we do what we can now to give them not only a diploma from some school, but a good education that can prepare them to excel in their lives.

Taking everything into consideration we believe that we should begin to pursue the building of our own school. This is a huge undertaking, but we will do so little by little as we see the provision of the Lord. In the pictures you can see the foundation that is presently being prepared. We have begun. 

Here is Joel’s letter:

Dear beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Friends,

Greetings from Kenya family. We are humbled to thank God for hearing and remembering you in prayer. We are each day praying for you and all who have joined the hand to build the school buildings for the glory of God. This project does not only need money but also need prayer because in this way God will move in the hearts of people to help.

Our prayers are with you all, the church and leadership of the Log orphanage Kenya we are humbled for the
work you are doing. Thank you!

We have the children in schools as follows

Matagaro Secondary School 15.

Rianyakwara Primary 26

Kimai Primary 20

The total we have 46 pupils primary and 15 students in Secondary, the children go the next class on the end year now next that is first term we will have 8 more pupils to the secondary.

For this term we will only pay below fees it's reduced.

Rianyakwara Primary fees  =KSh. 145,200 fees ($55.80/student)

KIMAI DEB primary  Fees  Ksh. 114,100 ($57.05/student)

Matagaro Secondary fees  Ksh. 252,200  ($168.13/student)

(Total of about $5,115 for the present shortened term)

Our prayers are with you all. Thanks for the help and prayers for the Log Church Orphanage.

We pray that when Pastor Donald comes to visit you all join him in prayer, and also come with him to witness the work that is taking place here which and which you have supported. We want to extend our heart of gratitude to all who have supported the school building which is in progress. We are praying that God will supply for it to be completed.

The reason for it to be built our own school is to meet the overwhelming needs of children from the community who have not joined any school because of the poverty level of families which surround us. Also the cost of sending our orphan children is high, so having our own school will help.

The school will be the platform where we can use the school by reaching more for Christ. The school we are building can help the children to have spiritual stability because we will be teaching the word of God and how to fear God will help to promote the word of God.

We Are praying that God will provide for school building surely need prayer because this is the project which need more resources kindly pray. Welcome Kenya we are humbled to receive you. God bless you all. Thanks. 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!


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