Last weekend was a great time for my work in Kenya. On Saturday we hosted the third annual Harambee event (pictured left), which featured great music and fellowship along with good reports of what is happening among our Kenya team. My ministry received about $800 in offerings that day. Then that evening, we had our annual outing at PNC Park where we raised about $5,000, once everyone who pledged pays. Earlier that day, I wired $2,000 to pay for the September school fees for our orphaned children. Here is the acknowledgement of funds received from Pastor Francis, along with pictures of our little Mary (click to enlarge):
Mary is back to school in good health and very happy. At Upako Centre, we are equally happy for her and we are grateful for the big help to support her education which will turn around her world. Education is the key to success. Her school fees have been paid and we bought her personal effects as you instructed.
God bless you all,
Our next projects are to find new warehouse space for the books and supplies we are collecting, and then to raise the $10,000 needed to ship things over to Kenya. I had hoped to raise that money through the ball game, but I am grateful for what we did receive and will trust the Lord as we go. I am heading over to Kenya in October and must take over money for our library rent and food tor the children at EOTOO.
I am grateful for your support and know you receive many requests for help from various sources. If the Lord lays this ministry on your heart, then I only ask that you obey His leading, whether it is for $5 or $5,000. Don't be concerned that your gift is too large or small. What's more, if you live in Pittsburgh and know of any warehouse space, please get in touch with me. When you give, you can donate through PayPal via my website or by sending your tax-deductible contribution to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. I thank the Lord for His help with this project and continue to count on His faithfulness and love for the orphans to accomplish our goals in Kenya. His will be done!