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Bricks and Hungry Kids

Pastor Francis often sends me updates on Saturday, knowing that I will send them along to update you on UpakoFoodLineSunday. Here is his latest, along with some pictures (click on them to enlarge):

Dr. J,

I trust that you are well. We are doing well generally and we thank God for everything. The bricks project is picking up well after along break due to the rainy season that has ended, so we are back on track again. The children are in good health; thanks for feeding them. Mary is doing well and is doing her final primary school exam at the end of this year so that she can continue with her high school starting next year. May God keep her safe and give her strength.

UpakoKidsCircleWe produced bricks for a client in Kericho last month and we have completed making 150 bricks for a brother in Bomet. If this continues, it's going to be a great work. Moving the machine from place to place needs a pickup vehicle but we are moving around with public transport, which is not very easy.

The brick project will add value to what we have been doing and it is our viable step towards sustainability. We are doing all that we can to make sure that it is successful.

Pastor Francis

UpakoBrickPileAs you probably know, we were able to help Francis purchase a brick-making machine, which has enabled his business to expand. We pray that it will flourish.

At the same time, Pastor Francis works every day in the Kawangware slum district, and as you can see from the pictures, the conditions can be grim. When you look at the children, you can see their poverty and despair, living a day-to-day existence, along with their families. The meal that Pastor Francis gives them is often their only one of the day; they often go to bed hungry.

Please help us help these children. This past week $465 came in, and I am grateful that something arrives almost every week. I pray that you will be the one to give this week, UpakoBackLookwhich you can do through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you in advance for your help. Let's give to the children so that they have something to eat when they stand in line. Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity!


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