Here is the thank you I received this past week from Pastor Francis, founder of Upako Center and pictured left wth his children. It was great to see him and the children and our hearts go out to him and them as they manage life in the Kawangware area of Nairobi:
Dr. John Stanko,
I hope your flight back home was cool! You are a great Father to us. I don’t know what could have happened to all these children had it not been for your continuous help to feed them.
Each time you visit Upako Centre God gives us new revelation on how to minister better to this children. The love that we feel when you are with us can not be explained but God knows what I mean.
I could have written to you about how Upako administration is and let the children engage with you about what they feel, but its unfortunate that they are not able to email you because we lack the facilities to teach them and empower them to do it. This is why I have to appreciate you on behalf of them all and they are here as I write this.
We all want to say a big thank you to you for visiting with such a wonderful team and we are humbled and love your spirit. We again learnt so much and may God be with you and give strength to all those you love your ministry of feeding and helping orphans.
Thank you again and again for the food money which we are using to create a food store for the orphans especially during this election period. The price of food has started going up and it may be even worse by the time we get to the election. We want to tell you that you are a great Father to us-God bless you so much. The $1500 is being used to buy food stuff and is really helpful.
We thank you. The children you are supporting are doing very well in their academics and we have 16 of them we qualified to join high school this year.
I will keep you posted on the happenings over here. Shalom.
I will return in September, but we can't wait until then to help the chidlren and Pastor Francis, so please find it in your heart to give a gift toward The Sophia Fund that is used to help feed the children and orphans. You can give through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you and may the Lord bless your generosity!