Friday, March 22, 2024


The vocational school that we are beginning at the orphanage has been born out of necessity. Paying jobs are very difficult to find in our part of Kenya, and without some training of some kind, there is very little opportunity to progress in life.

Working for a dollar a day picking tea leaves is about the only thing.

The beginnings of our school may seem rudimentary to some, but we do what God has given us to do with what he has supplied. I have written about the carpentry tools and the tailoring machine that we have purchased. These will be helpful to some of the kids who have an interest and ability in these.

We are so thankful that God has also provided for us to purchase a computer. I was surprised to learn that the kids receive no computer training or even typing, even up through high school.

This new computer will be vital to training for everyone since there are many teaching programs can be accessed without having to purchase expensive books and other materials.

Plus, it will teach the kids how to type! Of course, it is a different culture in Kenya, especially in these frontier regions, but I think that we all can understand that in the years to come, computer skills and typing skills will be essential.

We have no internet access at the orphanage, but we are now checking on available educational DVDs that can be purchased. When our family lived in Venezuela years ago, our own boys learned to type using a DVD, “Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.” As I looked online to see if that DVD is still available, I see that there is a free download of this same program!

That’s great! As I said—no internet at the orphanage, but I am thinking that they can take the computer into a cyber cafĂ© and download it on to the computer from there. There also may be other similar programs of educational material. They are checking on all of that now.

Thank you for your prayers in this, and to all who have given to make this possible. It is an exciting new phase for us!

Praise God!


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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