Monthly Archives: September 2012

September Update

I just thought to write a short update as I know many people are wondering how are things over here. During the day life gets busy at the orphanage but slows down during evening as it is not much to do without electricity.

Lately I have being doing a lot of driving as right now I am the only person at the orphanage who can drive a manual shift and on the left side of the road. Please pray for protection as driving here is very different and also a lot more dangerous with lots of people and bicycles on the road, specially during the night can be terrible…

Also I am working on a solar system that can generate electricity at least for lights during the night , but I hope it can do more then lighting. It is very hard to read your Bible at oil lamp light and also to continue with your activities once the sun goes down. So I hope this system can be a blessing for the orphanage. If it’s on your heart to be part of this project, the parts that I need in order to finish it are around $250.

On top of this sometimes I also teach the bible study for the youth and play guitar with them. This week I will also do it for the smaller kids. Also please pray as I will start meeting on regular bases with a young man from the village who does not know who Jesus was and study the Bible together with him.

One of the reasons why I feel God brought me her is to be an older brother for the kids and the youth from this orphanage, and to invest in their lives. So activities like soccer games, night games or going to the lake with them, are also part of my life here.

I praise God that he allowed me to serve Him by serving these children here. All praise and glory are His. And thank you guys so much for your prayers, encouragement and all support. I could not do this without you. May God bless you all !

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Poverty Has No Grave

One early morning I found a boy in a remote area working a piece of land. He was about 10 years old. I asked him what is he growing in that little garden. He said that he is planting grass and he showed me the type of special grass that he was planting. Then my curiosity araised even more and I asked him again what is he planing to do with the grass at the end of the season. He answered that he is going to sell the grass and use that money to buy books for school. My heart shrinked … but I had to ask him one more question … “And how much money do you hope to make out of the grass from this gardin?” He said “150 shillings”. I reached to my pocket and handed 150 shillings to my new friend. He couldn’t believe his eyes and I was rewarded with the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. He took the money and started to run full of joy while tears started to gather in my eyes at the thought of boys like this one who have to work the gardin all year around for 150 kenyan shillings in order to be able to go to school. That is no more than 2 US dollars.

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