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Textbooks for Upako

I heard from Pastor Francis this past week and it was exciting news from the Dr. Stanko Academy. Here is UpakoTchrs1what he wrote:

Dr. J,
 
The teachers received their pay and they were very happy. I am also happy that the work with the orphans here is taking shape and there is a lot of improvement in the lives of the children and the workers. I am very grateful to you for choosing to work with Upako to save the lives of the orphans here and I am praying that you and your team share in the children's blessings. Had it not been for you, some of them may have not been made it alive today. We managed to buy some school textbooks to boost the teachers efforts with what we had yesterday. We are happy for your involvement with the ministry and may you experience Gods goodness.Tell all those who are praying for us that we value them so much. - Pst Francis
 
UpakoLittlesThe children getting textbooks is great news! I have been in the classroom when the teachers, often in stifling hot conditions in their metal shack classroom, have to teach 25 to 35 students with only one textbook that the teacher is holding. That means the teachers must teach nonstop for hours every day, covering every subject through sheer determination and devotion. Now that the students have some books, the teachers job will become a bit easier and the students will learn more.
 
We take for granted that a school means that the UpakoKidsWithBooksstudents will have books and supplies, but that is not the case in Kenya. We also take for granted that the teachers are getting paid, but in Kenya, that is also not always the case. Your contributions toward my work in Kenya are making a big difference as our partners do the little things that make a difference - little things like textbooks, teacher pay, and daily meals. You can contribute toward this work using PayPal through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank  you for your help, and may the Lord bless our partners in Kenya as they continue to make an impact one life at a time!

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