At the Dunga orphanage, we experienced many challenges. Our volunteers that is the widows needed our assistance. We were the ones feeding them this was a difficulty because we had limited financial capabilities. Secondly, our home was located near a swamp which served as a breeding site for mosquitos and snakes. At one point, snake bit one of the children and it resulted in a premature death. Thirdly, the location had poor access to clean water. These circumstances made me importuned God once more and in 2010, He provided us with an opportunity to build another orphanage.
The blessings of God allowed us to move out of Dunga to Seme. This development was made possible by the Apostolic Church Pastor who provided with space in their church compound. Moreover, they gave us a house which required some repairs such as placing doors.
Living in the Apostolic Church compound also presented us with many challenges. First, the number of orphans was constantly growing. Additionally, some of the orphans were now older and with financial constraints, we were unable to advance their learning and/ or help them acquire essential life skills. They had to leave the orphanage with no support. In turn, most of them became jobless, some are bus conductors and many ladies were married at tender age. Lastly, we had limited access to clean water. The accessible water was unclean and, thus, many of our orphans suffered for water based and water related diseases. We tried to solve this water problems through digging a well, however, in many circumstances it would dry up living us more helpless.
After living in the Apostolic church compound for two years, the church felt that it was inconvenient for us to continue staying in their compound. To solve the problem, we sorted the glory of God. Thereafter we proposed a meeting with our fellow church members to discuss the way forward. We reached a conclusion which entailed selling the outreach speakers, keyboards, chairs, our motorbike and raising funds in the market square.
After raising the money, we search for an adequate piece of land and got a land, which we paid nearly a half of its values that is 200,000 ksh. Pause here esteemed reader and realize how patience works at its best.
The years were advancing and the orphans would now require a place for shelter. Therefore with increased earnestness, we gave ourselves unto prayers, importuning the Lord that He would appeal on our behalf and speedily send the reminder amount of the project. We increasingly felt that time was drawing near when Lord would send the amount for settling the balance of the land. We have since the beginning continuously brought our augments to God and this time we did it again. It was now more than 10 years that we have petition our desires to God for the orphans and after many prayers, we felt confident that not only God would offer us with the ways of solving our problem but also He would provide us with the sufficient amount.
Now rejoice with us, dear Christian reader. In 2013, a missionary came to preach in Kenya and it was at this opportunity that we were able to share our activities with the missionary Pastor Mark. He also visited us to see the conditions of the orphans and to assess how we carried out our activities. Through God intervention, Pastor Mark agreed to pay the remaining amount of 300,000 Ksh and he built a temporary structure for us at the cost of 350,000 ksh. Furthermore, Pastor Mark brought a tank, however, it was never put to good use because of limited water supply. Although Pastor Mark had many projects he made it possible for us to have a permanent residence. How marvelous are God ways by trusting in Him and by waiting patiently for His works.
In 2015, the structure was completed and the children were able to settle in. At this time we had about 20 orphans. Most of the orphans came from the surrounding environment. The area chief assisted us in getting the children’s information.
In 2017, the children were about 35. Another significance marvelous work occurred. We witnessed this when Pastor Paul required our assistance in running his church program and it was at Pastor’s school where we met Denis. Denis was generous to us, he gave us rice, flour, and other essentials. Denis loved children. He taught at shalom school. Moreover, despite his visa limitations in Kenya, he was still able to support us.
In 2018, the number of orphans grew to 40 and it was in this year that we met Tolli. She is a visionary and she has a purpose for the orphans. She has enabled us to see significant changes. Additionally, she spoke to Zablon who linked us to 15 orphans and currently we are having 55 orphans. More importantly, Tolli dag a well for us, brought cutleries, and tins for children. She made it possible us and the surrounding community to have adequate water supply. Tolli also came up with an agribusiness ideas such as renting of farms and planting of crops. She has rented one arch plot for planting maize which has cost her 40000 ksh per year and she has rented another half arch plot for planting vegetables and fruits. The farms proceeds are used to support the orphanage home. We would say that Tolli made it possible for us to have adequate food supply and clean water. The children, widows and other workers are now happy because life has become better. Tolli promised to build and expand the orphanage. We have dedicated the well to Tolli. It is called ‘God’s Grace. Indeed in 2018 we have seen the God’s grace. We would appreciate it if other significant donors would support us to realize many more blessings.