As of September 2019 these are our two biggest needs. Please pray about supporting us financially in these specific ways.
Jeff&Stephanie September trip to USA
The Bys's sending Church wants to have them over for a little time to introduce them to their members and get them to share more about all God is doing among us in Kenya. Plus Jeff & Steph need some time off their normal routines to recharge and time with the Lord that is ideal for them to do now after dealing with some of their recent hardships like losing Josephine and baby Wayne. We cherish your prayers and blessings to help them make this trip stress free. We want to raise up all the airfare and travel expenses for them ahead of time so that burden isn't pressing in on them to allow them a better time on this journey. Click below to help give for this needed campaign. God bless all of you our wonderful sponsors and supporters! Their time will be divided between Texas and Wisconsin for this 3 week trip from September 25th through October 15th.
Vehicle for Mercy Children’s Home
In Kenya, Africa the most common means of transportation among the villages is the use of low cost small motorcycles. These 100 to 125 cc bikes are the workhorse of the poor for transportation needs. Many are available for taxi services called Boda Boda service also. Where roads are poor to non-existent these are lifesavers keeping you from having to walk miles and keeping transportation costs low. When we began our work in Kenya, we choose to do it like the locals and not seek to get a car when we had so many other pressing more urgent needs. We rent a car or truck when we need one, but mostly use our fleet of 3 motorcycles to do most our transport needs.
But…We have grown so much and we just cannot do all we need to do now easily with just motorcycles, so we are spending lots of money hiring cars and trucks far too often. It can typically cost us 40 to 60 dollars to have stuff delivered when we cannot do it with our small bikes. Also with so many children and staff to now care for, we do have medical emergencies that hiring an ambulance or urgent car hire to rush people to the hospital safely is also not only expensive, but wasting precious time in an emergency. We really need to get a large van or truck or small bus. Right now we are considering finding the cost for a used 20 passenger or so small bus as we could also utilize it as a community aid program to help not just our family and school needs, but to buss in very poor kids from other villages to our school and to also be a emergency service to help local village people get to the hospital in their crisis situations. God will bless us with many opportunities to help others more efficiently if we can get us a bigger vehicle. Pray for us as we seek donations and provision for this vital need.