I know that my friends who work with orphans in Kenya are anxious about Christmas. They are not excited about presents under the tree or the frantic gift shopping that is customary here in the States. They are anxious about their ability to do something, anything for the children for whom they are responsible. When I was growing up in the States, we would get a new pair of shoes, new clothes, and some candy at Easter time. In Kenya, that tradition continues, but it is a Christmas rather than an Easter tradition.
Here is a message and pictures I received from Pastor Francis this past week:
God is gracious and kind thus He has brought us this far. We are nearing the end of the year and everyone at least has some budget for Christmas. I am also doing something to make make the orphans here feel some love even if not comfort. We need clothes and food for them for this season so am asking you do something small towards them and God will surely bless you.Keep us in prayers.
What's more, we will have their school fees due right after the first of the year, but for now, we need to focus on Christmas. Can you help an orphan this Christmas season? These children are truly orphans, many with no immediate family, and I truthfully don't know how the pastors do what they do in caring for these children. Your gifts will go in total to their Christmas celebration.
I need you to give now, today, without delay so I can wire the money to our friends in time for Christmas shopping. You can give through my website using PayPal or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Help our children in Kenya have the basics this Christmas season by giving a gift that will provide clothes and shoes that will last long after Christmas is gone. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!