The internet has been down in Kisii a lot in the past days
(even in the past weeks). Joel travels into Kisii town, which is about a 45
minute to hour trip, half by walking and half by local transport, and when he
arrives at the cyber-café, he often finds the internet not working.
But finally today he was able to get a letter off to me
along with the receipts from the last bank transfer. As most times, we have divided
the money in between food and school. However, this time in addition to that, we
have also put aside $500 to go toward the next phase of the school building.
That phase is the pouring of the concrete floor on the second level. We received
a quotation of $18,000 for this part, and since we have never had that much
money in the fund, we decided to put a little away at the bank account for the
orphanage in Kenya until we are able to pay for this to be done. It is a small
beginning, but that has been the case with all that has been done in the orphanage.
We feel like Zerubbabel of days of old: “The hands of Zerubbabel
have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will complete it… For who
has despised the day of small things? But these seven eyes of the LORD, which
scan the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of
This year neither is the school giving us any breaks with
the payments needed. This year there is not one month holiday between the terms,
but the kids only get a few days off before returning again to classes. This is
for the entire year. There is not summer vacation as in the US. The school
systems are trying to make up for so much lost weeks during the previous school
year because of covid.
Please see Joel’s letter below:
Praise God! Dad, Mum and Church, Greetings from Kenya
We are humbled to thank God for using you to be a blessing
Spiritual and physical support we have ever received from you. We praise God
for the love and prayers we feel the power of your prayers because the church
in Kenya is growing. May God bless all who are praying and helping the work in
Food budget Ksh. 300000. ($1 US = Ksh 100)
Rice=331Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 200x331kgs=Ksh.62200
Maize =323kilogram, one kg =Ksh.260 x323kg=84000
Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh.
Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400
Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25600
Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100
Beans=234kilogram,one kgs cost Ksh. 300x234kg=Ksh. 70300
Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.
Praise God for we have paid school fees Ksh. 150000 and now
the school fees Balance Ksh. 240,000.
Humbled for the provision, we trust God will provide for the
building. Thanks for the advice that we can begin saving for building. Now we
have Ksh. 50000 for the building. Good idea we believe God will provide.
Sorry for the delay network has been poor. Thanks. We pray
and trust God will answer your prayers a d send help for the children. Thanks.
God bless you all.
Yours Son Joel and Church leadership Log Church of Kisii-
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!