The Work Has Begun

Work on the trenches for the main building’s foundation has begun

I just got this picture from Kenya. The property has been purchased and they’ve begun work on the building, both to refurbish those that already exist and those that need to be added. 2011 also brought a host of new laws in Kenya about the standard of care necessary for orphanages, so the costs will escalate some to satisfy those new requirements. To date we have taken in just under $30,000.00 from people who read this blog or listen to The God Journey. Amazing! Your generosity has overflowed to incredible thanksgiving for lots of people who are keeping their on this project.

With our matching grant that means we have raised almost $60,000.00 for this project and it is exciting to see the work begin and know that later this year these 72 children will be able to move out of their incredibly unsafe and unsanitary housing to have a chance at a more productive life. Thanks to all of you that have helped. Another $20,000.00 with matching funds will complete our goal here. I hope we don’t need significantly more than that to adjust to these new regulations, but we’ll have to see. But as I gather these are not like the burdensome, ridiculous regulations often added here in America, but basic sanitary and safety codes to ensure that children are well cared for.

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.