Clothes For Kenyan Children

I have so appreciated how so many of you have stood with us over the past few years to dare for 72 orphaned children in Kenya.  I have appreciated that you have not gotten Kenya-fatigue and have continued to help as needed.  I am amazed at how much resource we have put in their hands and really blessed by the care they have demonstrated on their end to use every dollar for the work we’ve sent it.  We continue to be in discussion with them about this not being a permanent solution, but only transitional housing while they encourage families to take in these dear children.  Unfortunately given the economic need in that part of the country and the number of parents killed in the tribal violence six years ago, few families can afford to add another mouth to feed to their own family.  So we continue to do what we can to help while we look for other solutions.  

We did get notice this weekend that the children are outgrowing their clothes and that their old ones are threadbare.  They are praying for God to provide new clothes for them and are asking if we know of anyone willing to help.  Here’s what the director wrote:

As I was with them, I saw many of them, their ordinary clothes have faded out and some have become old and also the school uniform and shoes and pair of socks.  In total we have 72 students who are hard working in class and they perform well, and we do thank God for that,  As I was assessing their ordinary clothes, school uniform, shoes, and socks they completely worn out.   Brother pray for us for the following need, thank you for the last year support for the ordinary clothes and other things.  
The total need is for $4000.00 to clothe all of the students with school uniforms, playclothes, shoes, and sleeping attire.  That breaks out to $55.00 per student.  If you would be willing to support one or more of these students in their back-to-school clothes, they would be most grateful.  And so would I.  
As always, every dollar you send goes to the students themselves, we do not (nor do they) take out any administrative or money transfer fees.  For more information on our project here, you can read this earlier blog. If you would like to be part of this to support these brothers and sisters and see the Gospel grow in this part of Africa, please see our Sharing With the World page at Lifestream. You can either donate with a credit card there, or you can mail a check to Lifestream Ministries • 1560-1 Newbury Rd #313 • Newbury Park, CA 91320. Or if you prefer, we can take your donation over the phone at (805) 498-7774.