I have received several updates from Kenya that I must share with you. First of all, our baseball game fundraiser was a great success, for we raised almost $9,000 for distribution to those in need. Thank you, Lord, and thank you fans of baseball and Kenya!
Second, I received an update from Alice at the Each One Touch One Orphanage concerning their efforts to bring their orphanage up to speed for certification. Part of this certification is training in how to put out a fire. I won't share the entire update she wrote, but I am satisfied that they are making significant progress, and I will be able to see firsthand their new home and the certification progress when I am there in a few weeks. Here is a picture of the children during their fire emergency training (click on the picture to enlarge it).
Third, Pastor Peter sent some pictures of the library and it is so exciting to see their progress! I am including the pictures for you to see for yourself along with this brief report below. I am particularly excited about the art projects Peter mentioned (pictures also included here). This is made possible by the art supplies you have helped me send over for the people to use. This is so important, for the people are often bored with no time or resources for creative expression, and boredom often leads to problems with addiction and mental health
Dear Dr. John,
I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience. I have attached some pictures of the library progress and the art work that people are doing.T he library is promoting students and at this time of the month when the student are crossing school, we can attest many have improved their grades due to the library resources. We hope to capitalise on this holiday to mentor many others. Thanks for your every support you are according to us and we appreciate it so much.
Finally, I leave for Kenya in two weeks and I still need some additional funds to feed children and widows. It has been brought to my attention that there has been a crop failure in west Kenya, so I would like to get some support to that area as well as to Pastor Peter and EOTOO. I am applying for a grant to fund the computer room at the library, and would also like to provide some resources for establishing another library in west Kenya.
I ask that you please give generously before I depart on August 13. You can give through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. I promise a full report on how much I take and what we do with it in Kenya. And remember, nothing goes to overhead or salaries. Everything is given directly to the widows, orphans and library projects. Thank you in advance for your generous support and may the Lord bless and reward your faithful generosity.