Sponsor a Child

Kisima’s director reports that once the children know they have a sponsor they hold their heads higher, have a spring in their step, and show a renewed dedication to their schoolwork. Sponsor a child for $300 per year. Younger students require two sponsors for full support while older students need at least three. The cost of books and exams during their last two years is quite high. Sponsor a teacher for $400 per year. Each teacher needs four sponsors for full support. When you choose or are assigned a child it would be great to write a letter to introduce yourself and include a photo. The kids LOVE to receive photos. Please do not send packages because they may not arrive. The address to send letters and photos is Kisima Academy, P.O. Box 74, Postal Code 50211, Naitiri, Kenya.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Newspaper article

The local newspaper did quite a nice article (just the first part is pictured here) on two of us here in the neighborhood who help support schools in Kenya. Then today I got a phone call from a man who said he had been given $100 for Christmas to give to African orphans. He didn't know where he could donate the money until he read the article. Thankfully Kisima was just the place he was looking for!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The new classrooms--just lacking roofs...windows...doors...

The new cow named Barb!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A cow...

February 11, 2009 update

The biggest news at Kisima is that they have a cow thanks to Shiloh United Methodist Church in Kokomo, Indiana. Here's what Martin writes about it:

"...For sure I am very grateful for this wonderful thing you’ve done for the Kisima children who you will see watching their cow and its feeds when the photo is ready. I just lack the words to express my sincere thanks and appreciations on behalf of Kisima but tell the Shiloh united Methodist children that they did a wonderful thing and may God bless you all as you continue standing with us.
My prayer is that God gives you great people the desire to come and see our beloved cow which the children named it Barb on arrival because I told them where it came from..."

He goes on to say that fencing is needed to prevent "interference from neighborhood animals."

Another wonderful friend in Kokomo sent Martin enough money to feed the children through March--fantastic! Martin and the children are so grateful!