I am amazed, each time I come back to Kenya, at how much can change in a year. The Lord is constantly growing this work. Many are asking what the needs are here. Currently, the most important need is for construction on the school expansion to be completed, so that plans can be made to start the orphanage. Though we are prayerfully planning for the future of an orphanage, Tom, Sarah and I all agree that we cannot start the orphanage until the construction on the school is finished. We have to take one step at a time.
We started working on plans for the new addition to the school, over three years ago. The building has been in good use for about two years now, but it is still not finished. Since last year, the bathrooms have been finished and one of the upper floors now has office spaces for teachers to prepare for their lessons in. The school has almost doubled in size in the past 5 years, having almost 700 students. The original school building now has all of the kindergarten, preschool and nursery classrooms in it. The tin roof, on the kindergarten building, was a continual hassle because of the rain. The roof was leaking a lot and the hard rains beating down on the roof caused teaching to be nearly impossible.