It has been a while since I have given you an update on Kenya and I continue to be amazed at how many hold this in their heart. I get asked about it wherever I travel and contributions continue to come in to help, even though I rarely mention it. I am honored to be standing alongside my brothers and sisters in Kenya in their care for those who have nothing, not even a family. They also care for seventeen other orphanages in the immediate area, and many have taken other children into their own families, to help care for them. Perhaps as many as 15,000 mothers and fathers were killed in the violence that followed their disputed elections six years ago.
And beyond that the people at IGEM (International Gospel Equipping Ministries) work with over nine million believers throughout Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and other neighboring countries, helping spread the gospel and equipping people and congregations to live in the love of the Father. The needs they face every day are overwhelming, and yet they continue to demonstrate such joyful and teachable hearts. Who would have thought God would give us such a connection in the continent of Africa. Please keep them in your prayers, as Father leads you.
We not only built the orphanage over a year ago, but also committed to provide for food, staff, and education for more than seventy children. There isn’t a lot of new information each month to capture people’s imagination. This is just the steady task of following through as these children live and grow. It started out around $2500.00 per month, but because of the declining Kenyan schilling, we now need to send $3,000.00 per month to provide the same help we sent a year ago. We have continued to do that each month, whether or not the contributions have come in from others. We would greatly appreciate some others helping us as Jesus might lead you.
If you feel called to help us support these children either with a one-time contribution, or a monthly donation, we (and they) would be grateful. If you want to know more about this project or the AIDs recovery home we also support in South Africa, you can 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.