Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Annastanciah Okerosi: 18 year-old girl who came to the orphanage in 2019 as an internal refugee

Annastanciah got misplaced during the 2017-2018 post-election violence. The town they lived was attacked by peace perpetrators who were burning houses of other ethnic tribes, destroying properties and also killing other tribes who were not from Kipsigis tribe, and the family of Annastanciah were of the Kisii tribe! It was a terrible night to the residents of Bomet who were not of the Kipsigis community!

This is where the family of Annastanciah came outside of their house and all of sudden they were terrified by a great sound of gun shooting and screaming!! They dispersed everyone running for his/her safety! Annastanciah managed to escape the ethnic conflicts and crossed to Kisii border at Borabu sub-county.

Right there at the border she met with a Kisii woman known as Divinah Moraa who helped to pay fare for Annastanciah to Sengera bus stop. Annastanciah opted to travel to Sengera because she once heard her mother say that she has a close relative at Sengera shopping center. Upon her arrival at Sengera she was not recognized by anyone as a relative but one of our church believers took her to his home until earlier January the year 2019, when the believer was overwhelmed by his family needs and he was jobless, so he requested us to adopt Annastanciah to the orphanage premises!!

We gave her permission to join other kids in the orphanage. After the ethnic conflicts came to an end we sent two brethren together with Annastanciah back to where their parents lived but we could not locate them. Their neighbors told us that none of Annastanciah’s family had reported to the rental house where they used to live! We have been making a follow up and even revisiting the area but we cannot be able to locate the family!! We do not doubt that her parents must have been killed!

Annastanciah is now staying in the orphanage and she is extremely joyful to receive support and help from Pastor Donald, Vivian, the church of USA and partially from the church of Kenya. She likes songs and she has a passion of becoming an artist after school. This girl is very much appreciative for the hand of help from log church USA. God bless Pastor Donald, Vivian and all the friends for the donations they send to help us here in Kenya log orphanage.

Malvin Nyabuto: 17 year-old girl who came to the orphanage in 2018, abandoned by stepmother

Malvin was born in a polygamous family and these families lived in Kericho town where both the parents were day workers on tea plantations. Malvin was born in this town in a rental house where both parents were living. Malvin’s father was rejected by his only and one uncle after the death of her mother who was a single parent. Malvin’s father was 22 years old at the time.

He went and started looking for work in Kericho town, and by good luck he was able to marry his first wife who gave birth to Malvin. However, he became polygamous, marrying again.

During post-election violence in 2007 the father of Malvin and her mother were brutally killed. They were burned to ash when the house where they ran for safety  was surrounded by angry peace perpetrators who  put this house  on fire!

Malvin shifted to stay with her step mother who totally rejected Malvin eleven years later. The step mother vacated Kericho town and went to an unknown place, leaving this girl Malvin behind mercilessly. This is where we met Malvin helpless months later and adopted her to the orphanage. The spirit of rejection passed on from the father to Malvin, his daughter!

This girl Malvin is humbled to be among other kids in the orphanage and with the good environment of the orphanage. She has a piece of mind and she is praising God for every provision she gets from log church USA through Pastor Donald. She likes teaching other kids songs of worshiping God and she trains them memory verses.

She has a passion of becoming a teacher of the word of God after school. Malvin praises the great work that pastor Donald is doing in organizing donations that has been helpful to the log orphanage Kenya. To God be all the glory. AMEN

Sunday, August 28, 2022


“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” (Matthew 5:13, NIV). 

We today use the phrase “the salt of the earth” to speak of a person who lives his life in a wholesome and unpretentious manner. When we say that someone is “the salt of the earth,” it implies that he is honest and forthright, and living without deceit.

In the verse quoted above, Jesus used it in the same way. This idiom concerning salt, unlike many other old phrases that have changed quite a lot in their meaning through the years, this one seems not to have changed hardly at all since Jesus spoke it in the first century.

Whether or not this was a common saying in the first century, we do not know. But actually, as far as what we have in recorded history, the use of this phrase by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount was the very first time that it was used. Nevertheless, even though it may have been the first time that his listeners heard this phrase, the meaning of it would not have been difficult for them to understand. That was because they understood the important role that salt played in the daily lives and in the thinking of the people.

Salt was something that these people saw as indispensable. It was, above everything else, a preservative—something that was used to keep food from spoiling and putrefying.

Salt in History

Thursday, August 25, 2022


Violet Momanyi, 13 year-old girl found in the street in 2018

Violet ‘s mother was a Congolese (citizen of Congo). Her name was Naom. She escaped violence in the Democratic republic of Congo and they were brought as refuges to our country Kenya with her daughter Violet at the age of 4 years. Naom started a new life in Ogembo town. She was employed in a cyber cafĂ© where she earned her living to feed and educate her daughter Violet.

But it was the year 2017 December when Naom the mother of Violet went missing! She went out for job but never returned to the rental house where they lived. Violet stayed alone in that rental house for three months until the end of February without her mother coming back. The rent was accumulating and the landlord wanted Violet to vacate the room. Violet was being supplied with food by good Samaritans, but rent became a great problem.

Violet was desperate now and by the fact of being homeless she went to the street to live. She tried to continue in school, but her attendance was not regular, and school fees were a challenge! When we were moving around doing house to house evangelism, we learned of her story and everyone was moved to hear that Violet wants to attend school despite her challenge with street life!!

After prayer, I pastor Joel was encouraged by the Holy Spirit to adopt Violet into the orphanage. We took her to school and she is a bright girl in form one now, she speaks our language Ekegusii very fluently and she is delighted to live with other kids in the orphanage.

Violet is thankful to Pastor Donald for love and support he sends to Log Orphanage Kenya where she is also involved .She sings very well in junior choir and she wants to be a gospel artist after school. God bless Log Church USA, Pastor Donald, Vivian and all the friends who give their donations to help us have food, cloths, education and medication here in the orphanage.

David Michieka, 13 year-old boy found in the street in 2017

David’s mother was known as Norah. She was a street woman and she gave birth to David while in the street at Nyabisiongoro. She later died in the year 2015 from tuberculosis and was buried in the cemetery.

When the mother of David died other street kids started mistreating David terribly. He could be beaten or he could be ignored completely. This boy became miserable until one morning he decided to kill himself by taking poison. But by good luck one of our ministers known as Pius Orina met him in the terrible situation and helped him by taking him to Omorembe hospital whereby he recovered.

Pius was moved to share with us about this story of David and how we could save his life from the hostile street environment and discrimination. We accepted to adopt this boy David and now David is appreciating God for connecting us to rescue his life.

David always give thanks to log church U.S.A through Pastor Donald and pastor Joel for support and help. This boy likes playing key board and he has an ambition of becoming a gospel musician. Let God remember and faithfully reward all well-wishers and all those who contribute their money to help us in the orphanage.


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, August 21, 2022


For a few years of my life, I worked as a log builder. That is to say, I learned the art (that is really what it is) of constructing buildings using whole, round logs.

Building with logs is a world of building not only for form and function, but also for beauty and posterity. It is a world of learning to choose a certain log for a specific purpose, of discussions about how to cut the notches and the grooves in the logs. It is about how the building will settle after it is constructed. These are discussions that only come up in log building construction, since these issues have no relevance in other types of buildings.

The log builder comes to learn the grain and knots of every log of the building he is working on, and to take pleasure in how he is able to shape one log to fit snugly as it is placed on top of the log beneath. The worker must be familiar with the specialized tools and techniques that are a part of building with logs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Justus Nyabuto – 12 year-old by, found in post-election violence in 2018

Justus was raised up by his aunt known as Banchiri. This boy did not see his mother, but he was told that his mother died two months after giving birth to him and that she was buried in the plot that Justus’s father had bought in Kisumu where both Justus and his mother were living together with Justus’ aunt by the name Banchiri.

The father of Justus divorced Justus’s mother while Justus’ mother was having a three months pregnancy of Justus!! Unfortunately, Justus’ mother also succumbed to death later leaving Justus a young baby of two months old.

Justus’ aunt took care of Justus from two months up to 9 years when post-election violence happened in 2018. That is when the perpetrators attacked their compound and managed to slaughter Banchiri, (Justus’ aunt). They spared this boy Justus because he was young due to sympathy of his age.

A certain vehicle was rescuing the Kisii People from the land of their political opponent. This is where a man who was escaping to Kisii took Justus and put him in this vehicle!! When the vehicle came to a place called Kenyenya this man left Justus at the market and told this boy to ask anyone for assistance and the man went away!

This young boy was directed to our orphanage and he located us by himself. All of sudden he marched to the orphanage compound and explained to us about this touching story and how he arrived at Kenyenya. We reported the case to our local area chief and the chief requested us to allow this boy to stay in the orphanage.

Justus is staying in the orphanage and he is humbled to be natured and taken care of by through the support of Pastor Donald. This boy loves drawing and he desires to be a graphic designer after school. Justus is very much appreciative for every support he receives from Pastor Donald and friends in USA. 

Moses Otungo – 9 year-old boy found in the street in 2018

One Friday Evening when we were heading home after house-to-house evangelism in Riteke village, we met Moses lying beside the road, where there was a huge crowd surrounding him just watching his unconscious body down on the ground!!! We also stood with pastor Vincent and Janet our praise and worship leader.

When we inquired, we were told that this boy Moses was a street boy and in the previous two weeks, he was seen that his health was not good, but that day it worsened!! The market people were there just watching him die because everyone feared taking him to the hospital thinking about what will happen if he will die on their hands!!

We stayed there within the crowd hoping that a good Samaritan will volunteer to carry the responsibility of taking this helpless boy to the hospital, but unfortunately no one was ready for that task !!

All of a sudden Janet our praise and worship leader touched me on my shoulders and whispered to me saying, “Kindly pastor Joel, let us take this kid to the hospital and do not worry he will not die on our hands for the grace of God upon us can cause healing to the boy”

After Janet finished whispering this on my ears, I only said “No problem let us do our part and God will do the rest.” We picked the boy Moses from the midst of the crowd down on the ground and took him to Tabaka Hospital, whereby we shared the issue with the medical officer and he received treatment on debt.

The doctors discovered that Moses was suffering from severe pneumonia since he was exposed to excess coldness there in the street where he used to sleep on the cold floor. On the third day when we went to visit him in the hospital. We were amazed that he had totally recovered from the disease, but we could not manage to settle the bill. By good luck one of the doctors helped us to clear the bills after discovering that Moses’ Mother dropped him in this market.

She had lied to him, telling him that she went for some shopping in the super market before they proceed on their journey from Nairobi into the country, but it was an evil deal of escaping: abandoning his son by the roadside. This is how the boy started hustling with street life after his mother failed to return to pick him! She went missing.

By the advice of the doctors that Moses needs good care and a good sleeping to avoid more attack from pneumonia and other diseases, we found that we were the only option to take care of Moses. We brought him to the orphanage.

Moses is humbled for the way God used us to safe his dying soul and he is praising God for the support and love he receives from Pastor Donald in connection with the church of Kenya. Moses likes quoting that he is a live through the grace of God and he will live to worship him and serve him with all his strength. God bless Pastor Donald, mom Vivian and the Log Church. AMEN

Sunday, August 14, 2022


The following are the last words of Jesus after he had risen from the dead as they are recorded in the gospel of Mark. He spoke them to his disciples just prior to his ascension into heaven:

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:15-18 NAS) 

Of course, what we tend to do with these verses is what we do with nearly all of Jesus’ teachings—we try to reduce them to a formula or a ritual. So then, because of this unfortunate habit of ours, we have believers who think it must be a sign of true spirituality to speak in tongues, so they teach others how to speak in tongues, as if it were the next course in our spiritual education program.

We have believers who think that it must be a sign of true spirituality to be able to handle poisonous snakes, so in their worship services there is a time set apart for snake handling.

We look at the outward manifestations as the true meaning of the teaching and neglect the central issue. All of this is not much different from what we do with other teachings of Jesus—even with the teachings of Jesus concerning baptism.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Today is not only primary election day in Wisconsin, but it is also the national election in Kenya for president. It is said to be a very close race between the two leading candidates.

If you have been reading about the children of the orphanage, you have seen that many of them were orphaned from post-election violence in the past. Please pray that this present-day election will be peaceful, and that whatever party takes control of the politics of the country, they will be able to move Kenya forward.

Please also continue to pray for the orphanage. They are going through a difficult time right now.


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Deborah Nyanchera – 13 year-old girl who came to the orphanage in 2018 as result of post-election violence.

The family of Deborah owned a plot in a place called Kondere here in Nyanza. This family was misplaced during the political violence that happened in some parts of the country after the serious violence that engulfed the country in 2007. These clashes claimed more than 477 lives among which the parents of Deborah were involved!! Another 118,000 people were misplaced whereby Deborah was among them!

Deborah and other 21 refugees were brought by a lorry and they were dropped at Ogembo sub-county. People of good will volunteered to take these refugees to their various homes at least to provide them shelter and food as they regain and adjust themselves to begin a new life. Everyone who volunteered took one or two refugees according to his/her capability.

A business woman known as Zenah Kerubo took this young girl Deborah and adopted her. Deborah received good care from Zenah for 5 years until the time Zenah died in October 2017!! After the death of Zenah the life of Deborah started facing a lot of challenges. The four children of Zenah could unite against Deborah!! They were now denying her food at times, and most of the days they could beat her without cause!! She became patient with the challenges until mid-January 2018 when she totally faced rejection from Zenah’s children.

She boldly and personally came to the orphanage seeking for care and help. Tears was running down her cheeks as she was introducing herself to us!! We were touched by her situation and gave her access to the orphanage. She is good in athletics and singing and also she is one of the best soloists among the orphanage praise and worship team.

Deborah is thankful to God for the support and encouragement she receives from pastor Donald, her dear wife Vivian and the Log church USA. She is equally appreciating Pastor Joel and the leadership of log church Kenya for their love and good care towards all the orphanage children.        

Constantine Mosomi – 17 year-old boy who came to orphanage in 2018, orphaned and rejected by family

This boy Constantine was born in a polygamous family. His mother was the first wife to his father and the second one was known as Susan Mwikali. Constantine’s mother was known as Eucabeth and his father was known as Enock Mariga.

This man Enock rejected the mother of Constantine and due this, the Mother of this boy went away to unknow place leaving her son Constantine in the hands of his father Enock. She went away in the year 2011 and her whereabouts are still unknown! Constantine enjoyed living in harmony with his father and step mother until May of 2017. That is when Enock died on the spot after falling down from a two story building where he was doing Masonry work.

Five months after the burial of Constantine’s father, Susan the step mother of Constantine, secretly sold the whole plot plus the buildings that Enock had bought. This was the place where they knew as home. This step mother disappeared with her two children to unknown place.

At the time, Constantine was staying at a boarding school in Nyabioto. When the term was over, he came home and was terribly surprised that their home and premises was of a different person who bought it from her step mother Susan. Constantine was denied access to this home and could not locate his step mother. She still cannot be located!

This is how Constantine suffered rejection until two four months later, when we meet him January 2018 in dilemma, wandering in Sengera village without hope. We brought him under the orphanage care. He is a simple and very polite boy. He is a good footballer and he likes teaching other kids the word of God. He has a passion of becoming a preacher.

Constantine is giving God all the glory for the wonderful connection with Donald and the log church USA. Thanks very much for the support of Log church. Blessings.


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!

Thursday, August 4, 2022


Night Caleb – 7 year-old girl found in the streets during evangelism in 2018

Night did not see her biological parents since she was found thrown in a rubbish bit of Nyambera in the year 2014. By then she was a kid of only six months old!!! An aged woman of 51 years adopted Night and volunteered to take care of this young kid.

This woman was known as Pamela Nyaboke and she lived in Itumbe town where she used to sell oranges and tomatoes for a living. She loved Night and called her “granddaughter.” Pamela managed to nature this young girl Night giving her good care until when she unfortunately died after suffering for a short period of time!!

Pamela had been raised in a family of conflicts and the conflicts increased after the death of her parents in the year 1992. There was total misunderstanding and disregard between Pamela’s brothers and sisters. Pamela was later chased by her brothers from their home whereby they were raising questions asking why she was not married and she was of age!! They drove her out of their compound mercilessly.

Pamela was childless and she adopted Night from the rubbish bin many years later while staying at Itumbe. She found Night in the rubbish bin on her way from Daraja market and adopted her, referring night as her “granddaughter.”

After the death of Pamela, her brother by the name Fred offered a grave site to bury the body of Pamela through the intervention of the chief area. These families refused to adopt Night from their dead sister!! Night was now four years old when Pamela died.

This is where Night’s life changed to the worst and she was left alone in Itumbe town whereby she started wondering in the streets without help and she was homeless.

During evangelism, we met her and we had compassion given the fact that she was very young to cope with the street life!! We  brought her to the orphanage, she is now happy to get shelter , food, clothes and education, based on the help from pastor Donald and pastor Joel.

She has a desire to be a nurse, and in church she likes reciting memory verses. She is always happy and joyful, Thanks to log church USA, friends and well-wishers. Your support matters a lot. May God reward you for the good work. 

Gaudenciah Nyaboke – 8 year-old girl found abandoned in 2018

Gaudenciah was raised by a single young mother. We are told that Gaudenciah’s mother was called Jennifer Moraa. She came to live in Kenyenya town in the Nyamache shopping district. In April of the year 2017, she came to Kenyenya town with her daughter Gaudenciah. They started life in a rental house near Kenyenya market.

Gaudenciah’s mother used to wash clothes for people to earn a living. In the process she was engaged with a certain man and this man promised Gaudenciah’s mother marriage but with a condition that only if she had no child. This forced Gaudenciah’s mother to reject her own daughter so that not to break the relationship with the man she loved most. She was totally changed and cautioned her daughter Gaudenciah not to call her “mother” but instead use the name “Aunt“ to call her!!! Gaudeniciah‘s mother made sure that the name “mother” could not be spoken in the presence of  the man who she was in love with and had lied to him that she was childless! This is because she wanted to secure her love with the man.

She now started mistreating her own child Gaudenciah and earlier January in the year 2018 she decided to boycott her daughter Gaudenciah and went missing with that so called “Husband” to unknown place. Two months later we met this story that Jennifer had abandoned her daughter intentionally simply because she was in love with a man who could not marry her with a child.

Gaudenciah was abandoned alone in the rental house having nothing to eat and the landlord was about to lock her outside of that house. When we had evangelism in that flat we asked someone to adopt Gaudenciah but no one was ready to take Gaudenciah because they feared her mother who was very harsh and could easily fight people.

We adopted Gaudenciah to our orphanage and since then we have been making a follow up about this woman Jennifer Moraa (Gaudenciah‘s mother) and her family background but we have not been able to trace the family for 3 years now and no one knows about the family background yet!!

Gaudenciah is now staying in the orphanage and she is comfortable to be with other children in this building. Gaudenciah had given up but now she is smiling for the care and help in the orphanage through Pastor Donald, she likes playing a drum and she can sing very well. She wants to be a gospel artist after school. Gaudenciah is really grateful to receive support through Pastor Donald, mom Vivian and Log Church USA. God uplift Log Church. Amen


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!