Then here is an update from Pastor Peter. I did not realize the teachers were on strike again in Kenya (don't blame them, for the government promised raises last year and has not paid a penny), so our library takes on new importance in the community's daily life:
Dear Dr. John,
Today we count three weeks since the teacher in the Republic of Kenya went on strike. It has been a painful moment for the students and the parents at the same time. However, we thank God that at least students from our community have been busy at WAPIS library, where they are doing their revision. We feel humbled that we have became a place of refuge for this kids, for they could be idle all the time. We are supplementing their work with sports and game puzzles, which are making them more attentive at this new environment. We wish to thank all our supporters because if you had not invested on this idea, today our kids would be idle like many kids in the Republic.
What's more, Peter's van is finished and waiting government inspection, so that will give him even more options to raise some money and to transport the children. I just sent Peter $500 toward the purchase of new library shelves and the July rent. If you can help us with this project or any of our Kenya work, please give through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882 Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you and the children thank you, too.