Thursday, June 15, 2023


When people ask me how the orphanage is doing, I often do not know how to answer. We certainly do see God doing wonderful things, but there are difficult times as well. When talking with people who ask me about the welfare of the children, I usually do not want to tell of these difficult times. When I do, people become uncomfortable and quickly change the subject.

But the children have just come through another of those times. It has been more than two weeks since the orphanage ran out of food. I do not know whether or not the children had anything at all to eat in those two weeks. Sometimes a kindly person will bring some bananas or some kale, but very often there is nothing.

Praise God for the recent gifts sent to the Log church so that we were again able to send some help. There is now again food in the store room.

Please continue to pray. In feeding so many, the food quickly runs out. We also still have outstanding debts to the schools and to the builder.

But we thank God that these also will be met. God has been faithful all of these years, and we know that He will continue to be faithful.

One of the blessings that I have received since beginning this orphanage is to have benefited from the strong faith of both the staff and even the children. No matter how difficult the times are, I never have heard any words of discouragement—only faith that God will answer in his time.

Here is another word from one of the orphans:

My name is Brian Ombati. I have been brought up in Log Orphanage Kisii, Kenya since I was 8 years old. That was when my single mother died of liver cancer. I had no other relative and I had nowhere to turn.

But by the grace of God I was rescued by Pastor Joel to this children’s home! I give God all the Glory and honor that now I am in form four which is the last year in high school. It is by the grace of God I found myself in the caring hands here in the children’s home. I enjoy a very good company of other children and always feel at home. Whenever we meet in groups’ discussion, we always encourage each other. This gives me a lot of hope in the present and future. It is through the orphanage I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

I am extremely happy that this home has strengthened my spiritual muscle and has been a source of my joy always. I have learnt how to relate with all people and to love everyone. This is my fourth year in high school and I am very much thankful to the Lord for this far.

We are also dedicated in mentioning you before God every time we pray. It is our great concern that God will give you good health and make you prosperous in all ways.

Blessing to all who are uplifting us in prayers. 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!

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