Sunday, May 29, 2022


Does anyone else see the irony in the two major domestic news stories of this past week?

The first is of the horrific school shooting of Uvalde, Texas. It has again raised the cry in our land that we must do something to stop the slaughter of our innocent children.

“Laws must be passed,” many are saying. “More must be done to protect children!”

That is the first story. The second is this: The state of Oklahoma has passed the toughest anti-abortion law in the nation, supposedly completely banning abortion in that state from the moment of conception.

This news story has raised another cry in our land in support the right of women to choose whether or not to keep their child.

“Give women the right to choose what to do with their bodies!” is the shout of many. “The right for a woman to choose what happens in her body cannot be the decision of a few men in power!”

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Dear beloved Mummy , Daddy, Church and Friends,

Our prayers are with you all, the church and leadership of the orphanage Kenya are humbled for the work you are doing. Thank you for the help sent the children and leaders are happy for the help of food and school fees we received. May God bless you all.

Keep praying for our daily service as we minister we are seeing God changing lives of people here. Thanks for your prayers.

The school fees we paid Ksh. 150, 000, saving for school building is Ksh. 50,000.

Food budget Ksh. 393, 800

Maize =450kilogram, one kg =Ksh.260 x450=117000

Cooking oil =60 litres, one litre cost Ksh. 360x60litres=Ksh21600.

Omo  17 kilograms , one litre @ 150=Ksh.2600

Vegetables 116 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x116kgs=Ksh.18500

Unga ngano/baking flour 188. kgs One kilogram =Ksh.140 x188 kgs=Ksh.26,300

Salt 38Kgs=3800

Sugar 156.8kgs. 1kg=ksh.160 x156. 8=Ksh.25100

Beans=300kilogram,one kgs cost Ksh. 300kgs xKsh. 300=Ksh. 90,000

Soap 20Kilogram,1kg @150=Ksh.3,000.

Rice=400Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 200x400kgs=Ksh.80000

Transport cost Ksh.5900

Orphanage workers. Ksh. 6200.

Thanks. We request your prayers once again kindly mention us daily in prayer as we pray for you. We really covet your prayers. Be of good courage. We love you and may God keep you all in good health. God bless you all, we look forward hearing from you beloved. We trust God will provide for you and for Kenya family. Thanks.

Yours Son Joel and church/orphanage Leadership-Kenya


Other receipts below:

Sunday, May 22, 2022


“Thus far the Lord has helped us”

“Ichabod.” That is the name that the dying daughter-in-law of the high priest gave to her newly born son. She did so because the name carried the meaning of no glory, for as she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”

She was speaking of the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord God in the days of Eli the priest. The Israelite army had carried the ark with them into battle with the Philistines, thinking by doing so they were carrying with them the presence of God. 

But they were wrong. The physical ark was not God. Their manner of treatment of it was little better than a good luck charm. They may as well each had a rabbit’s foot in their pockets or an amulet about their necks.

Thus, the battle did not go as the Israelites had hoped. The Philistines defeated them soundly, and they even captured the ark. The invading army carried the ark away into their own country. The glory of God had departed from Israel.

The Ark in Temple of Dagon

The Philistines transported the ark to their own city of Ashdod and placed it in the temple of Dagon, which was one of their own gods. They set the ark beside the statue of the idol. Early the next morning when the priests of Dagon entered the temple, they found that the statue of their idol had fallen face down on the floor, prostrate before the ark of God.

The workers returned the statue back to its original standing position, but the following morning the statue was again flat on the floor. This time it had fallen into the doorway, with its head and its hands broken by the fall over the threshold of the door. Only the torso remained intact.

The writer of the account adds an interesting note concerning this event by saying, “That is why, to this day, the priests of Dagon and all who enter the temple in Ashdod do not step on the threshold” (1 Samuel 5:5).

The Epidemic of Tumors

But the troubles were only beginning for the people of Ashdod.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Dear Beloved Dad, Mum, Church and Donors,

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, we are humbled once again for the great your help that you have done for the children in Kenya church and orphanage , which has brought hope and future to them.

Once again we have seen it good to give a progress report on the level which Overseer Don came on his first trip to Kenya is not where are today. We saw God first provide a home for the children, though the children were sleeping on the floor. But now we are also thankful to have beds and foam mattresses for the children. The mattresses can be replaced only when worn out.

The children of the Log Orphanage Kenya at first were not having school fees but now they regularly are in school. Kida used to walk bare-footed even on mud and in rainy season, but now have shoes.

Thanks for regular food support. Thanks also that through you, God has provided for a water collection system for a irrigated garden where we can grow part of our food needs. We also now have a better kitchen.

We thank all the great men and women that God has used to be the blessing to the work in Kenya.

Thank to God and all donors for now we have pastors and leaders on the next generation because now
the children from the orphanage can preach, sing and others are unlocking their potential. May God shine your paths.

We as the church and staff we are praying for all who have taken your time and resources. We are praying and seeking God to provide and give you the desire of your heart. We call you blessed.

We praise God for the financial help we receive and we were able to buy food and other necessities, thanks to all who have donated.

Thanks, God bless you we are praying for you, we keep praying for you all. Please see pictures attached to remind you that your help to Kenya work is not in vain. May God reword you all and bless the work of your hand. We request for prayers for food, school fees and other needs. May good God bless you all. Thanks for your love. Real good we call you blessed.

Yours Son Joel and Church/Orphanage 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!

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Last week I told you about the events surrounding the birth of the Old Testament judge, Samuel. Samuel is usually considered the last judge a long series of the Old Testament judges. During his time, Samuel was the one to whom Israel looked for instruction in the ways of God and for guidance in times of oppression from foreign enemies. He was the last to hold this office before Israel and Judah began to be ruled by kings.

Though Samuel himself continued in a strong relationship with God, in the nation of Israel as a whole, the days were becoming dark. The spiritual lives of most of the people during these times had lost practically all their meaning. The society had not become secular, necessarily, but the religious life of the people was more like that of the nations around Israel.

Theirs had actually become a religion without life. It had become one that was merely ceremonial. It had lost the sense of a true relationship with God and had become a religion of cold tradition. The people looked upon their duties only as fulfilling certain rituals and formalities.

Since their perception of religion was much like the people of the other nations, the Israelites had even adopted as their own many of the gods of the surrounding nations, idols such as various forms of the Baals and the Ashtoreths.

The final sentence of the book of Judges encapsulates accurately the tenor of the day’s society when the author of that book concludes his writings by saying that “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

Thursday, May 12, 2022


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 Zerubbabel.”

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 family,

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 Kenya.

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. 360x60litres=Ksh21600.

Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=Ksh.4400

Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25600

Salt 38Kgs=3800

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- Kenya.


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!

Receipts Below:

Sunday, May 1, 2022


Combining Spiritual Thoughts with Spiritual Words

The Call of God is the Call to Sacrifice Self

Examples in the Bible that we have of the calling of God to men and women to a specific task or to a life-long ministry are numerous. 

As I mentioned last Sunday, their motivation in acting in the way that they did was not that they hoped to gain something out of the experience for themselves. Rather, in each case they were instead required to give up something of themselves.
All was for God. Nothing was for self.

When Does God Call Us?

There is another aspect about the calling of God to the various individuals in the Bible that we can notice. It is an aspect which may surprise some people. God’s calling of individuals actually significantly predates our own realization of it.

I previously mentioned the calling of God to the Apostle Paul on the road to the city of Damascus. It was at the moment on the road that Paul was blinded by the bright light and heard the voice from heaven that he knew God was calling him.

This is when Paul heard God’s voice for the first time. Nevertheless, Paul later came to realize that this calling had always been in God’s plan.

Paul wrote to the Galatians, “God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles” (Galatians 1:15-16 NAS).