Last Saturday was Valentine's Day, and I received a short note from Pastor Peter along with some pictures. Of course I will be with Peter in two weeks, and these pictures serve to raise my excitement of our being together again. Here is what Peter had to say:
Dear Dr. John & Sheran,
I take the chance to thank the two of you for trusting WAPIS with this project and it's our prayer that our action and outcome will bring glory to our Father in heaven.
He is the reason for our living
The project is Operation Chicken Coop, an initiative we started to help our partners in Kenya raise money for themselves. In this case, the widows in Pastor Peter's community are raising chickens as well as making jewelry to sell. We had started one other Chicken Coop project that did not go so well, so we are excited to see this one up and running.
The widows in Kenya have a difficult life and one of our team members, Sheran White, has been diligent to raise money for their support. The money isn't just for daily needs but for economic empowerment and development. Three of the widows are pictured here but there are more in the circle of those being helped.
I depart for Kenya on February 26 and I am still short of the money we usually give to the widows and orphans. I need your help if we are to continue helping these wonderful people. There is still plenty of time to give, but I need you to act today. You can give through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882.