Friday, November 10, 2023


In 2016, when I first visited the church in Kenya and saw where the few orphan children that they were caring for were sleeping, I saw a very unhealthy arrangement. The floor on which most kids were sleeping was dirt, and because it was rainy season, it was more like mud. Besides that, since in those conditions, much of the outdoors is used as a toilet, and with many harmful microbes tracked inside, the kids basically were sleeping in filth. Understandably, they were sick much of the time.

It was because of that, when we first began to organize a formal orphanage, a dormitory was the very first project that we undertook. By the grace of God, we were able to construct a very nice building, the girls sleeping on one end, and the boys the other end in a completely separate and divided room of the building. For all these years since that time, the children have had healthy sleeping conditions. As a result, their health has been much better.

But now, we are facing a new challenge in our sleeping arrangements. As the children matured, it became necessary to move the boys out of that building to give the girls more space. The boys now sleep in a completely other building in a room on the property of a church member next to the orphanage.

However, the room is very small – 17ft x 10ft. In this room sleep 25 boys. The sleeping

accommodations may not be as an unhealthy situation as was it when I first visited in 2016, but it is not good.

To step back and take a broader look at the orphanage, you may remember that we are also in the process of building a school building. This building is a very long way from completion, but we do have the walls if the ground floor built, along with the poured cement ceiling.

What I proposed to pastor Joel was that instead of beginning the next story of the planned building, we first finish the ground floor and give the boys a healthy place to sleep. You can see by the photo that the space would be very adequate for this.

I am asking for your prayers about this. We have several projects that we are trying to manage at this time, along with the constant requirement of food and other daily living needs, as well as school costs. Thank You!


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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