Wednesday, February 7, 2024


When I first went to Kenya in 2016, the orphan children who I met were all just little kids. It was at that point when we decided that we must begin our orphanage. It seems to me to be like yesterday, but now, in 2024, some of those same kids have grown up, and we have our first graduates from high school—four of them. I will introduce you to them in the upcoming days.

What will they do now? We certainly knew that this day would come and the question of what happens after this point as always been before us. It is not that we have neglected planning for this day, it is just that for these past years since we began, feeding the children, giving them clothing and paying their school expenses has been our main concern. We have done what we could do with the resources that were available.

About a year ago we began building a school building. It is a huge project, and we are doing it as God provides. However, we do have the ground floor finished, at least to a certain extent. We are presently finishing one of the rooms by installing windows and a door, and finishing the floor and the rest of the interior.

As I have written before, we intend to temporarily use this room to house the boys of the orphanage, since the place where they sleep now is very cramped (25 boys of various ages in a room 10ft by 17ft) and with almost no ventilation. This room in the school will be much better for them. We know that this is a temporary situation, but it will allow us to make use of the new building even before we are able to complete it entirely.

We are now talking about finishing the other rooms of the ground floor. What we are planning now is more in line with our original thoughts for the school building. In response to the needs of our graduates, we are working on beginning a vocational school.

This is a big step for us, and we feel it is a necessary one. But it is also exciting. It entails many aspects, and we will begin small. We are just in the beginning discussions about what to do, but for now, we will pattern the classes that we offer around our four graduates—focusing on the subjects that they are most interested in.

As it was for Zerubbabel in the beginning of the reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, we also are in the days of small beginnings. We will see how the LORD completes it.

For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—they are the eyes of the LORD roaming throughout the earth. (Zechariah 4:10)


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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