Saturday, January 22, 2011

SOMETHING BETTER: UPDATE

I'm borrowing this from Wayne's website. It gives me great joy in daily thinking of this ongoing work of building a new orphange in Kenya so the children can have a place to stay out of the slums.

They are working on the foundation for the new building.

We just received a check for $7,000 to help with the orphanage construction and with matching gift we are now about $30,000 from our goal, which means we only need an additional $15,000. At a recent prayer gathering in Kenya, the people there gave 36,000 Kenyan schillings in an offering to help as well. These are people who have very little and pressing needs all around them, so this is a significant gift. I am so grateful that they are taking ownership of this process and looking for ways to keep it funded beyond the initial purchase, renovation, and building phase. They continue to express immense gratitude for all those who are helping and providing a detailed accounting of where the funds are going. We also have others nearby who can verify the use of these funds. 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.

I am personally grateful to God and overwhelmed at the generosity this project has triggered. Thank you so much.

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