I wrote this week to see what was new in Kenya since we left two weeks ago, and we got several great reports. I will start with Pastor Peter's update, which let us know that he got his vehicle! Here is what he had to say, along with a picture of his car:
Dear Dr. John,
Here in Kenya we are all well in the Lord and busy in his vineyard. The trip you had with the team was such a blessing and we thank God for all the lives you touched with your acts of kindness. Currently the kids are able to access the Internet in the library and so far we have multiple computers which they can use. We are happy that we are all set for the [April school] holiday, for the students have started closing schools and we look forward to a busy holiday schedule with them.
With the gift you gave toward the car, we have been able to buy this car in the picture, a Toyota Allion which is a good make for our rough roads. We all give thanks for this gift, for it will go a long way in supporting ministry work and for the widows project too.
The women have been busy trying to set their house for the next creative adventure of their lives. We are happy because we know they are working tirelessly to achieve their goal, which is to transform their lives and those of their families and community in general. On behalf of the WAPIS family, I say thanks for all the prayers and the support you have accorded us.
He is the reason for our living.
Of course, this car was made possible of the efforts of Sheran White and her team of salesladies, who raised money by selling jewelry - along with Sheran's personal fundraising work. What's more, we have more good news that the container is ready to be loaded and shipped this coming Wednesday, so more supplies, shoes, books and educational resources will be on their way to our friends like Pastor Peter, due to arrive in Nairobi on June 8.
Of course the needs are ongoing and great in Kenya, and we need your help. You can donate money or supplies, and the money can be given using PayPal through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Don't think your gift is too small, just do what is in your heart and God will do the rest. Thank you and may God bless the work in Kenya.