After contacting the Mayo Clinic we did get some good news. They have written a new letter for Rael to give to the US Embassy concerning her and Morrice's visas. The new cost for her exam will be $7831. That's less than previously quoted. And so, we are thankful and praying for provision to help cover the exam, airfare, hotels, etc.
While David was last in Kenya with Hayzlee they visited an elementary school, Bright Star Primary School, started by Heartland Worship Center Church of Naigoma in Naigoma Village, where there is no school. However, the heavy rains are destroying the school's mud structures. This has caught the government's attention which has led them to want to close the school at the end of the year. However, if they can build a more stable structure they can stay open. The school itself not only teaches reading and writing (which these kids would not have learned had it not been for the church starting the school), but they're also getting Bible classes daily. Also, on Saturdays, students can attend additional Bible classes if they want. School in Africa isn't free, however they have set up a system that allows families to bring food to help feed the students rather than money. In other words, the school is not intended for monetary gain, rather to serve the students. However, around $7000 is needed to build a permanent structure. IF we can raise $3500 an anonymous donor will donate an additional $3500. Again, we are praying for provision so this ministry to the little ones can continue. Check out some pictures below!
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