I received an update from Pastor Francis last week and another one yesterday, and it seems that they are well along on the road to recovery after their tragic loss a few weeks ago. First, here is what Pastor Francis wrote last week:
With the great help you sent to us, Upako is regaining strength and the children are safe, in good health and continuing with classes at the new place. They are now being transported using a van instead of an open pick up. We are quickly repairing the new place and putting up a small kitchen. We have bought food, kitchen utensils and improved on their transport from an open pickup to a van. I am very grateful to you, your friends and all those who donated towards this worthy course. Thank you so much for your fast move to save the situation, indeed you reduced our stress and frustration and restored our humanity. The children are well, and Mary is well also.
We were down and it was like we stopped living with almost nothing was happening even with the bricks production, but we are at it again from tomorrow and will be updating you.
The transport will have to continue for another month and we are prayerfully planning on how to move on with the bricks more actively since the water we were selling was destroyed completely.
Blessings, Pastor Francis
Then here is the latest update:
Trusting that all is well with you all.
Upako is alive and we have resumed normal classes with the children, the renovations we are doing are almost done but we could not deny the children their class time. We still transporting them to and from school five days a week. We need mattresses and other bedding for the in house orphans so that we have them at the new site. Thanks so much to you and the team, for the money you sent has restored us and what you have done is a good news to us and the children here.
We are now recovering from the trauma and you have have put a smile in our face once again. May God strengthen you.
We are continuing with the bricks production and it shall be well.
There are still needs for the ministry there, and just yesterday someone walked up and handed me a check for the work there. You can give to Upako's needs using PayPal or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you for your help, and please remember all our other partners in Kenya.