As we approach the end of 2011 I am highlighting different portions of this ministry through short messages on the five Fridays in December. Last week I discussed the teaching and encouragement aspect of the email devotions which go out to over 39,000 individuals. Though email remains our main emphasis, I have been blessed to travel to Africa and develop some close relationships over the past several years. In this message I want to tell you of an orphanage in western Kenya.
I have visited this facility three different times since 2004. The orphanage began when Mama Anne (far left) felt God calling her to take in some of the homeless orphans she saw in her very poor neighborhood. She had no idea how she would feed the extra children or where they would even sleep, but she knew God wanted her to love the kids and walk in faith. She was joined by her son, Pastor Paul (bottom center), and they now have 22 orphans under their care.
Since 2004 we have been able to give small amounts of assistance as the needs arose, and as funds were available. One year we purchased a cow and at other times we assisted with food or medical or school expenses. This year we assisted Pastor Paul with leasing 10 acres of farm land which was then planted and harvested by members of their church. The harvested beans have been used for food, with the excess being sold to purchase other food and pay for supplies and next year’s lease. This project has been a great success in that all of the children have had plenty to eat since the first harvest.
During this end of year season I am asking that you consider partnering with this ministry through prayer and financial support. We are extremely efficient with our finances, given our global reach, but we still need to ask for help. We are able to receive donations through mail, credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer.
I should also mention stock transfer as a method of donation. We have only received stock donations from two different individuals over the years, but it can be a very effective method. We are set up to receive direct transfers so let me know if you would like more information.
All donation information (other than stock transfer) is contained on our Support page at:
Thanks so much! This continues to be an exciting journey of faith.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries