The school calendar in Kenya is set up differently than the way it is generally done here in the US. In Kenya, instead of having one long school year with a single summer vacation, their school year runs throughout the year, separated by shorter two-week breaks in between each of the three terms. There is also usually a mid-term break of about three days for each term.
When we were in Kenya last month, the kids were on their mid-term break for the first term of the year. Now, at the end of this week, this first term will come to an end. They will then have two weeks of holiday, starting again the 8th of May.
The Covid year of 2020 played havoc with theschool year. In that year the schools were mostly closed. For the past two years, 2021 and 2022, it seemed like the school ran the entire year through with hardly any break whatsoever (or just a couple days now and then). The Ministry of Education did this to “catch up” for the lost Covid year. This year is closer to the normal.
This year we have four of the orphans who will be completing their secondary education at the end of this school year. They will be our first graduates. Two of these would like to go on to study and prepare for ministry, either as pastors of other Christian workers.
We are at the moment checking on local Bible Universities, but I have also been in contact withsome former colleagues of mine when I worked in various countries in setting up Bible training centers in areas outside of major population centers.
Please pray for these possibilities. Pray also for the use of our own school building in this. We are praying that this building can be used for multiple purposes.
Concerning the building of our own school at the orphanage, we also are on a bit of a hold right now. As you can see in the photos, the forms are all set, the rebar is wired together, the conduit for the wire runs are all in place, and all is ready for the concrete.
But we have no funding right now tocontinue. We are praying that God will provide this soon. It is not good to leave all of the prepared forms exposed too long to the weather during this rainy season.
Thanks for your prayers!
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:
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!
Report of last bank transfer below:
Greetings in the most precious name! We thank God for the love and care for the Kenya family, we are praying for you all in our daily prayers. We thank you for your prayers and help which has done marvelous work, may God reward and protect you all.
We are sending email for appreciating and thanking God for using you for the better of the work God has given all of us. Thank you. Thank you Dad and all donors for the love leaving all, to share for what you have to Kenya family. Be assured that the help you send is used for the purpose sent for. Thank you for hearing God. We are humbled that God is using all to supply for the daily food for the children.
Expediture what we received.
KSH. 100000 to building
Ksh.400,000 food budget
Cooking oil =60litres,one litre cost Ksh. 450x60litres=Ksh27000
Rice=400Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh.100000
Maize =358 kilogram,
one kg =Ksh.290 x 358=103 900
Omo 17 kilograms , one kg @ 150=Ksh.2600
Vegetables 160 kgs. 1kgs =Ksh. 160x160kgs=Ksh.25600
Unga ngano/baking flour 164kgs One kilogram =Ksh.160 x164 kgs=Ksh.26,300
Beans 286kgs one kilogram Ksh. 350=Ksh.100000
Transport cost Ksh.7000
May God bless you and the church in Kenya for prayers and help for the children under our care.
Thanks we are praying for you all and trust that the readers of the blog God will provide for you to come to Kenya in the future and witness what God is doing. Welcome Kenya, may might God provide for your needs and for Kenya church/Orphanage. Thanks. We are glad for the trust you have for the work in Kenya. May God bless you all. Thanks for your regular help. Thanks. Greetings from the children and churches leaders as we meet together.
Yours Son Joel and Log Church/Leadership
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