I was preparing my devotional for this week when I received this letter. I received this from Vincent and Alice this morning about the needs of the children and next year’s school fees and decided to share it with you. I am thankful he has sent this so we can begin preparing. We will be leaving in 3½ weeks. The school fees are due by mid-December and the new school term starts in January. The younger children are still in a regular school that does not cost.
Vincent and Alice are the parents of 75+ children in Esther Children’s Home in Kenya. We have known them for 10 years now and they have proven to be an excellent young couple (late 30’s and early 40’s). They are diligent, responsible, hardworking and loving parents to over 75 young people who do not have parents to raise them up. They are raising them up in the way they should go with the Good News message of God’s love. They also are Pastors and have a church.
If you would like to help in some special way with their schooling or any of the items they are asking us to bring – it would be an awesome blessing. As far as a phone for Alice, the phone needs to be an unlocked phone – unlocked here. We will be packing our suitcases in 3 weeks, November 19. Anything you can bring before that so we know what we have would be appreciated. You can bring it anytime and leave it downstairs marked for Kenya. We still need dresses/skirts mainly girl sizes 14-16 and all ladies sizes through size 16. They can be second hand if they are nice. Smaller girl size dresses are also great. For the boys we can use shirts of any size. We will not try and take pants or jeans because of room. We can take money and buy them pants there too.
The Kenyan Shilling is 108.30/$1.00. You can go to a currency converter on your computer also for an accurate amount. This can change daily though. Thank you for your great and wonderful support of this family. These children will go on to impact Kenya in a great and mighty way because of your help. Let us know if you have any questions or thoughts.
“Ask of Me, and I will assuredly give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth as Your possession.” Psalm 2:8
This verse is God speaking to Jesus saying, Ask - Claim or demand it of me as your right by my promise, the nations – the unsaved and lost. The Lord sends us, His children, to go and share the Good News of His love and righteousness from here in our home town to nations far away. Jesus is going through us. This verse is on my heart and mind so much and I am thankful He has asked us to go and take His love everywhere.
Dearest Beloved Mom, Dad and Family,
Blessings and greetings of much love to you all in the blessed name of Jesus Christ our soon coming King!
It is our humble prayer that all is well with you there. How is the family doing ? How is Josh, grand mom and the young ladies doing?
We have not heard from you of late, we are praying for you and we look forward to see you in about one month and some days, we miss you all so much .
Here we are doing well, the family and the children are doing well. They have sent you their love regards .They have already started their long December holiday. They are happy to see you and they are asking how many are you coming with, is Jim coming this time? Hope when you have time you will let us know.
The needs of the children are clothes, pens, pencils, notebooks, tooth brushes and anything you can have. Please my request if you can be able to get a good a lap top I will appreciate and Alice is requesting for a phone .
The 2017 academic year has gone and we want to thank you so much and all our dear brothers and sisters for the wonderful support towards school fees, Thank you ,thank you so much, your support is of great help to us and the Children.
This year we have Eznah, Daniel, Clinton Kaunda, Ezekiel, George, Franklin and Dorothy sitting for their high school and primary exams as from tomorrow. Please pray for them. Next year we will have Dorothy, Ezekiel, Franklin and George joining high school while Daniel, Clinton and Eznah will be exiting high school to college and universities. With Dorothy, Ezekiel, Franklin and George they are above average but with difficult of
funds I suppose they join our county schools which will be an average of 50 000 each that will be 200 000 [2300 $]
University and Collage:
1 .Erick 93,300
4. Enock 88,000
1. Josephat. 78 000
2.Clinton Migiro 46000
3.William 54 000
4.Diane 54 000
5.Cynthia 46 000
6Dennis 54 000
7.Bathsheba 78 000
8. Hyline 72 000
University and Collage Ksh 507 300 [5 280 $]
High school Ksh 482 000 +200000 [ 7100 $ ]
Mom and Dad, We know how difficult funds are, let us pray and trust in Him for the provision.
Vincent and Alice and their family. Charles is 12 with many learning disabilities. Then there is Eddie, Mona and Robin. Along with raising 75 “orphans” they are doing a great job with their kids too. Eddie takes after his namesake and is already preaching the WordJ