All the children in front of the soon-to-be completed residences
The girls in front of their new digs.
The boys in front of their new digs
An assembly for the students during the school day
This has been such an incredible story, and we’re almost done. The building have been completed, the children have moved in, and classes have begun. Amazing. Here’s what Michael wrote recently:
I would like to sent our gratitude to your entire family and specifically your beloved wife Sara who worked tirelessly to improve our Kenyan families at large. We have come from far with you and on behalf of other brethren, thank you for being patient to us. Thank you for the comfort messages and more involving with the entire team with great support have changed and restore thousand of lives who could have died innocently. All said, all the funds you have supported us with is written in the book of life. I can see HIV victims smiling. The poor and the needy have something to testify about the love of Christ in their own way. In the midst of the valley, God brought life when they counted themselves as dry bones. God sent the breath of life from the brethren who have the mind of Christ and the Love from there your ministry has planted here the tree of unconditional love.
May the Lord be praised and his love will endure forever. The building is being completed beyond our expectation. Some rooms are now being used by the children. We are working our tirelessly that the children may get proper documents to allow them stay in the centre. So, we are trying to address there guardians as they continue with schooling under the center’s protection. Thank you for your prayers.
To date we have taken in $93,2062 with the matching grant. Thank you to every one who was able to participate. That money has gone to buy the property and build the buildings. The remaining need includes $6200 to complete supplies for the children’s residences, kitchen, and school. We have also committed to providing for the salaries of the staff ($750 per month) and meals for the children ($300 per month) for the next two years. We also want to help them develop some means of income around the Center which will help provide ongoing support after the two years is up. It has been a long journey, but light is clearly evident now at the end of the tunnel. If you’d like to help, there is still plenty of opportunity.
Thanks to all of you who continue to participate. 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.