Where exactly will your money go?

You might have asked yourself this question if you’ve considered ordering (or have ordered) a doll or dishcloth.

Take a look at the top of my blog.  These are the orphans that attend St. David’s Kinship Academy in Etago, Kenya.  My Dad took this picture on his mission trip last year. These are the children you will be helping. This is where your money is going.

These children live in a small rural community set on the hillside in western Kenya, not far from Lake Victoria. They’ve never had an opportunity to see other towns or cities, and know little beyond their small area of sugar cane, corn, and tea harvesting. In December, the first class of 8th graders will graduate from St. David’s. One requirement of graduation is a field trip to a big city where they can learn more about what goes on outside their community.

Pastor Enosh is my dad’s main contact. This is what he wrote in an email asking for help:
“In total we have 68 students whom we had lined up for the trip…The students are intended to visit Kisumu, whereby they will view Lake Victoria and study about water transport, they will also visit fish industry. They are also supposed [to see] places like Museum, Railway Station and airport to mention just a few…It is important that the students have time to visit some of the sites that they usually study while in class so as to get exposure and practical side of there studies.”

Whatever money I raise will go directly to help fund this important trip. I appreciate all the ways you have supported and encouraged me as we work toward this goal together! Thank you!

This is a good picture of the area the orphans live in

This is a picture of the tea fields behind the school

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7 Responses to Where exactly will your money go?

  1. Karisa Reichard says:

    WOW! Katie… this is great! My girls just rec’d their dolls today and they are so excited. Korryn is as excited about the cause you are raising the money for as much as she is enjoying her doll. I’m proud to know you, Katie! I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful ways in which God guides you in your life.
    God Bless!
    BTW… your $ is on its way!

  2. Jill Tiefel says:

    Katherine, my dear,
    Thanks for the update. I enjoyed reading about the orphanage and learning more about your mission. I received two of my dishcloths and am looking forward to seeing the other ones. I’m so proud of you!
    Love, Aunt Jill

  3. Ann Duncan says:

    I love my dolls! I think they’re so beautiful — as beautiful as the hearts and hands that created them. Thank you for your witness to our church, community, and the world. You are touching some very precious lives with your efforts and talents.
    Love, Miss Ann
    Mr. Bill will bring his check on Sunday.

  4. Dad says:

    Katherine, I just wanted to let you know how proud I am to see what you are doing. Do you realize what you are doing? You are doing much more than helping children in East Africa who have almost nothing. You are also showing that each of us can make a difference no matter who we are! It’s something that we all need to be reminded of. It reminds me of the words of Daniel March:
    Let none hear you idly saying, “There is nothing I can do,” while the souls of men are dying and the Master calls for you. Take the task he gives you gladly, let His work your pleasure be; Answer quickly when He calleth, “Here am I, send me, send me!”

    Love you,


    • Katherine says:

      Dad, what a touching comment! It helps me so much when I feel like giving up(and even when I don’t) to know that there are people supporting me and encouraging me. I also liked how you quoted from the hymnal.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It means a lot to me! Love, Katie

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