Please meet one of our graduates, Happiness Nyabuto.
Happiness came to the orphanage in 2017. She was found alone and at the point of going to live in the streets to beg food for her survival. The people of the church feared that would be raped, since she was coming to age. They decided to rescue her and bring her to the orphanage.
Happiness had been raised by a single mother known as
Caroline Nyamusi. They lived in Kericho Estate, where her mother was a day
worker in tea plantation. Happiness had a good relationship with her mother
until the time when her mother committed the crime of stealing a neighbor’s
cooking gas. Happiness reported this issue to the neighbor and led him to where
her mother had hidden it.
According to Happiness’ statement, her mother had been a
thief for several years. Happiness had often asked her to stop this vice, but
her mother despised her words. In the end, Happiness decided to disclose her
mother to the public, hoping that the shame of her actions would help her
reform from that habit. The mother of Happiness was found guilty and was
ordered to pay a fine of KSH 5000. Happiness had revealed the theft and was the
witness of the case against her mother to the end.
Because of all of this, Caroline rejected her own daughter,
and sought to kill her by poison. However, close neighbors convinced her not to
do any harm to her daughter. Nevertheless, in November of the year 2017 the
mother Caroline seriously and thoroughly beat Happiness almost half to death! Happiness
was 11-years-old at the time.
Caroline was reported to the Ibencho police station, but she
quickly disappeared to avoid being arrested by the police officers. Caroline
was nowhere to be found until when she was announced dead in the news. Her body
was buried in the cemetery since she did not have a home.
For these past years, Happiness has been greatly thankful
for shelter, food, clothing and education. She is happy to attend school that
could have been a great challenge if she was in the street. She has forgotten
how her mother rejected and mistreated her and even beat her.
This girl always prays to God to protect and guard the family of Pastor Donald and all well-wishers. She likes teaching the Word of God and she has a passion to be a teacher of the Word after school. She also likes Agriculture, English and Kiswahili (the local language).
She enjoys working with the poultry at the orphanage, and along with Malvin, Happiness is learning to sew by hand, making sweaters. She is also very athletic. She enjoys helping the little ones in many aspects like coaching them in sports, teaching them the Bible truths, training them new songs and teaching them about prayer.
Here is her testimony written only several days ago:
Hello! I am Happiness Nyabuto. I am one of the form four students (the graduating year of the secondary school) from Log Orphanage in Sengera Kisii-Kenya.
My life here in the orphanage has been wonderfully good!
This is the best environment that I have ever lived! It is by the grace of God
I found myself in such nice place!!
As a girl child my life was to be in a great danger outside
this precious home. By this time the devil could have destroyed my life with
bad company, which was the case of many my age in the community who lost hope
of life when they were abandoned or became orphans. Some entered into
prostitution, others in drug addiction and others in habits of fighting.
I am sure this is where I could be this time too!! Thanks to
the Lord for giving me an opportunity to be in Log Orphanage where I am given
good care and all my basic needs are supplied. God bless everyone who works
hard to improve our lives here in the Log orphanage Kenya. 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:
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!