I received this update and these pictures (click to enlarge) from Pastor Francis this past week concerning Mary and the children at Upako Centre.
When I look and the tremendous steps we have made since you started supporting Upako kids, I see the grace of God dancing in Kawangware. Revived hope of course, is amazing when you just look at the children and when you listen to them playing. You get the meaning for their joy. This is indeed a practical gospel that you and your team have been preaching in Kawangware.
Feeding and clothing them has changed their environment and am also happy because they are happy. It sounds like a big burden when a little cry of help rings in your ears for hours, days, months and even for years and the more you give it attention, the more its volume increases. But because you want to help, you can only do what you can and let the noise be. Your help has lessened their cries
We are still appealing for help to feed the children.
Mary is back in her new school with confidence and in good health. I wish to give thanks to all involved in paying Mary's fees and i will make sure that she makes it to higher level academically. Thank you for hearing our cry.
And earlier in the week, I had received this update and report from Francis (note the children wearing the jeans we shipped over-click on it to enlarge the picture):
I hope that this finds you well and under God's protection and provision. We are fine and thank God for all that we have. We received good number of books and this is going to help our children and other needy students in our community who would want to come to Upako and read them. We also received jeans trousers and a few pairs of shoes for the children, some from CMM two weeks ago and some from Peter last week. This is why i did not write immediately. The kids who received the gifts were very happy and I have attached some photos of them.Thank you very much. The books will reach as many students in the community as possible.
As you can read, Pastor Francis is asking for help with feeding the children and Alice has asked for help as well for Each One Touch One. Alice sent me figures to show that she can feed a child for one month for just a touch over $41.00 Will you help feed a child for one month by sending $41? You can give through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you for helping me help the children and those who are helping them.