I am in the delightful position to not only distribute the resources you donate to our friends in Kenya, but then also to receive their profound gratitude for the help. This week I heard from two of our special friends, and I wanted to include their comments for you to savor, as it was indeed a week of good deeds being done in accordance with Galatians 6:9-10: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
First, let's hear from Pastor Francis, who also sent along some pictures:
I received the money you sent for teachers pay [$600] and gave it to them.We are very grateful to you for the big support. I don't have much else to tell you about today but I sincerely want to thank you and all those involved in helping these orphans to make it to the next day through feeding, education, prayers and even visiting Kenya to give them hope and encouragement. There are so many needy people in the world but God brought you to us. School activities are on and the children are in good health. The teachers are committed and are handling the 153 children at school everyday. The needs are so many but we are blessed with your involvement with us.
Continue praying for us.
I am including three pictures, one of little Mary, who is being sponsored to go on to high school, and two of the Dr. Stanko Academy. Notice that four children sit at one desk, and that the building is metal [hot and noisy] and that the children nap on a mat over a concrete floor.
Then, our second message is from Alice to let us know that Obed ($800: Thank you, Tim) and Gladwell ($750: Thank you, Sue) are enrolled and ready to start this school term:
Dear Dr. John,
I am writing to express my sincere thanks and those of Gladwell and Obed to you and our associated friends for sending Obed and Gladwell to a better school.
By taking these children to Mudasa Academy, to join Phyllis, you have given them better wings to fly. I pray to God to lead them into spiritual life so they can concentrate on their studies in purity and without being stalked by the devil for failure. I lift my eyes upon the Lord seeking for his blessings for you and all other EOTOO friends who have seen about half of our children get an opportunity to excel in school and hopefully in their lives.
I have asked Rose to list for me the exact money received for each child and will send the expenditure soon. Gladwell went to school on Monday and Obed was admitted in the same school on Friday.
Thank you and l say thank you again.
Alice for EOTOO
I wish I had something new to report on the container shipment. I am waiting to hear from our agent in Kenya, but things are ready to go -- except that we still need some funds to complete the clearance fees. Please give generously so that we can continue these "good deeds" similar to the ones described above. You can give using PayPal through my website
or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you, and I trust this opportunity to give is a fulfillment of your own obedience to Galatians 6:10, which is to do good to all, especially the household of faith.