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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!