I don't share every correspondence I receive from Kenya, but I have received two lately that I must pass on to you for your prayerful consideration. The first is from Alice, the founder of Each One Touch One Orphanage. Alice is a wonderful woman, but she has been under constant attack the last few years. Her husband is not in a good place spiritually, Alice had cataracts removed from both eyes and her nephew was recently killed in an automobile accident. If all that isn't enough she wrote me to say that her son, who has been a tremendous support and help to her, was recently hit by a car and suffered multiple, serious injuries. Let me allow Alice to tell you in her own words:
I got a call on Saturday morning that my son had been knocked down by a speeding car as he went to work. Since then, he is admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital - ICU. Multiple fractures and deep cuts on the right leg. A dislocated pelvic bone.He will undergo a major operation today. Kindly send to us some money to buy the children some food - Alice.
Then I heard from Pastor Francis who runs a school and orphanage called Upako Center. He is battling to stay on his land as his landlord has pursued the eviction without due process.
I have told you in the past that life is difficult in Kenya, especially if people are going to walk with integrity and not cooperate with the corruption that is prevalent. Alice, Francis, Peter, Pauline, Irene and all our partners face trials we can't even imagine here in the West. Yet they persevere and do it with grace and dignity, and God makes a way where there seems to be no way.
I want to make a trip over in October to encourage them all and to check on the work we are partnering to do there. I will talk to you about that in coming weeks.
In the meantime, I will send Alice $500 this week. I ask you to join with me to pray for justice in regards to Pastor Francis and Upako. After you pray, please send a donation to help us help our partners. We have the benefit baseball game on August 29. Can you come or help someone else to come? Can you contribute something today to the Sophia Fund to help feed widows and orphans? You can give today, right now, at my website or by sending a tax-deductible contribution to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882.