For people who send Kisima Academy donations directly to FTKI, the address has changed. It is now: FTKI, 6614 Van Winkle Dr., Falls Church, VA 22044.
Kisima Academy, a mission of COS, is a Christian orphanage and school in rural western Kenya.
The rainy season has started bringing relief from the hot, dry, dusty conditions of a Kenyan summer. Crops, which grow in the cooler season, have been planted and fodder for the cows will be available again. The Equator goes right through Kenya but it’s not as hot as you would think because Kisima is at 7000 ft. above sea level.
The government has been rolling out new requirements for continuing teacher education and for extracurricular activities including drama, music, and athletics. A district-wide arts festival was held recently and Kisima came in first overall. The children were excited to take four firsts, in cultural dance, in a play performance, as best male actor, and as best female soloist in cultural dance, and another four second and third places.
In sad news, the cook died very suddenly last week. He was the sole support of his two wives and six children. Please pray for his family.
If you are interested in being a blessing to the children at Kisima (and being blessed in return!) by making a visit there this fall, please contact me. A typical trip includes a day in Nairobi to visit the ele-phant orphanage and the giraffe refuge, five days of activities at Kisima, a day at Kakamega Forest (the last remaining tropical rainforest in Kenya and an area rich with birds and butterflies), and two days of safari in Maasai Mara. Please prayerfully consider going.
Gerda Fink, COS Kisima Committee Chair-person, www.friendsofkisima.org, on Facebook at Friends of Kisima Academy.