Sunday, January 14, 2024


Here is the reason that we are working at finishing one of the rooms of the school to use as a temporary dormitory for the boys:

1.  When I first went to Kenya in 2017, one of the first needs that I saw as we were talking about when beginning an orphanage was the need for a healthy place for the children to sleep. Most of the kids were sleeping on dirt floors and constantly fighting soil-borne sicknesses.

2.  Because of this, the first major building project that we undertook was to build a dormitory. God provided so that we were able to see a very nice building with all of the girls sleeping on one end of building and the boys on the other with a room separating them in the middle. We had to get special permission from the Ministry of Children’s Affairs to do this.

3.  In 2020, two things occurred which caused us to move the boys out of the dormitory. First of all, it was the year of lock-downs. The health department of Kenya required “social distancing.”

Secondly, the boys and girls were now getting a little older, so in any regard, it was better to have them to have more room.

4.  We moved the boys into a borrowed room owned by one of the members of the church. The room we next to the orphanage property, so we have been very thankful to the owner for letting us use it without cost.

5.  But the room is quite small for our 25 (now older) boys. It measures 17ft X 10ft and has almost no ventilation (no windows, only a doorway). It is not as an unhealthy situation for the kinds as I saw when I first went to Kenya, but definitely not sustainable as it is presently.

The work of finishing the school building and beginning a school is a years-long project, but we do have the first part completed. The floor is still dirt, there are no windows or doors in the openings, and it is unfinished, but before we move on with continuing the building, we are working on finishing this one room for the boys to use as a dormitory.

Thanks be to God, we are now working on it.

Thanks to all of you as well. You have prayed and given of your resources for this. Very soon, hopefully we will be able to report that the boys are moving in.

The short video is of the work that is currently being done on the interior of the room. Check out the guy in the middle of the screen, using his wheelbarrow as a ladder to plaster the ceiling.


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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