With Grateful Hearts

On October 4, I asked if there were some of you who had it on your hearts to help buy some new clothes for the orphanage in Kenya and I was blessed to have so many of you respond so quickly. We sent the money last month, even though we had not yet received enough. But during our time in Europe, additional money came in to complete the total.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, from both Sara and me and from the children as well. We are overwhelmed with joy to see such generosity flow so freely. Their previous clothes were worn out completely and this is such a gift for them, in answer to their prayers.

Today, I received this note and the following pictures:

Thank you very much for clothing the kids. They are happy and praying for you, your family and the ministry at large. All the kids are in good health and they are learning to depend on God for the provision of their daily needs. I had attached some photos of the kids, so you can see them.

Secretary Thomas Wamalwa


Top row, left to right: Sheilah, Purity, Esther, Mark, and Stella
Bottom row, left to right: Daniel, Pamella, Joseph, Naomi, and Daisy

We continue to need $3,000.00 monthly support for the orphanage to house, feed, and educate these children. Hopefully over the next year we will also be able to help them finance a local industry or agricultural that can not only hire some of the people who need jobs, but whose profits can sustain the orphanage itself. We are still trying to find the right idea that will provide both.

In in the meantime, 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 Newbury Rd, Ste 1 #313 • Newbury Park, CA 91320. Or if you prefer, we can take your donation over the phone at (805) 498-7774.

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6 Comments
  1. Kent November 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    So good to hear and see this. I think of them all often.

  2. Michele November 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Wayne, I love how you have created a pipeline between us and them so that people who have plenty can share with those in need! My husband and I have 3 biological sons and 2 adopted daughters from China. I believe God’s highest and best for these children would be that they be set in families. (God sets the lonely in families). Are these children available for adoption?

  3. Kent November 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    So good to hear and see this. I think of them all often.

  4. Michele November 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Wayne, I love how you have created a pipeline between us and them so that people who have plenty can share with those in need! My husband and I have 3 biological sons and 2 adopted daughters from China. I believe God’s highest and best for these children would be that they be set in families. (God sets the lonely in families). Are these children available for adoption?

  5. Wayne November 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Michele, many African countries have restricted adoptions because they were losing so many to the west. We have continued to encourage the Kenyans to adopt rather than form orphanages, but so far it has been difficult since most families can’t feed their own, much less others added in. It is a very difficult reality to be sure.

  6. Wayne November 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Michele, many African countries have restricted adoptions because they were losing so many to the west. We have continued to encourage the Kenyans to adopt rather than form orphanages, but so far it has been difficult since most families can’t feed their own, much less others added in. It is a very difficult reality to be sure.

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