Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Getting Started in Isiolo

Thank you for praying about your involvement in what God is doing in Kenya
PTL! We have been back in Kenya for 8 weeks and it has been a whirlwind of activity.
We are hoping to move into our house next week and we have already started working 
on the projects that we believe God has given us the vision to do.

For the first 6 months of 2013 our average monthly income was $1729.40 .
Our Ministry Budget is $2000 and our Personal budget is $2000. 
Our goal is to use at least 50% of your donations to go towards ministry expenses. 
We are a LONG way from being able to pay our bills AND
accomplish all that we believe God wants us to do in the projects.  
Please pray about making a one time donation OR joining our monthly support team. 

Household Needs ($1909) One Time Need-Details of costs at end of post
1) Double Bed Mattress (Bought); Double Bed Frame 2) Twin Bed Mattress (Bought); Twin Bed Frame 3) Water Filter (Bought) 4) Solar Hot Water Heater 5) Six-Cubic foot Refrigerator 6) Gas Stove 7) Couch 8) Dining Table & 4 Chairs 9) 2-Wardrobes for bedrooms

Ministry Expenses ($2000 per month)
  1. Street Boys Feeding Program ($150 per month)
  2. Orphanage at Maisha Bora Feeding Program ($150 per month)
  3. Garden in a Bag Project-60 bags per month ($275 per month)
  4. Solar Cookers-60 per month ($375 per month) 
  5. Farming Supplies, tools, seeds, etc. ($175)
  6. Rent ($140-half of total)
  7. Electricity ($25-one fourth of total) 
  8. Water ($40-Half of total)
  9. Internet ($45-three fourths of Total)
  10. Phone ($10-one fourth of Total)
  11. Travel in and around Kenya ($250)
  12. Travel from Kenya to US ($165-half of total cost)
  13. Kenya Income Tax ($100)
  14. Work Permit and other immigration expenses ($50)
  15. Guard ($50-half of total)
Personal Monthly Expenses ($ 2000 per month)
  1. Tithe ($200)
  2. Rent ($140-half of total)
  3. Electricity ($75-three fourths of total)
  4. Water ($40-half of total)
  5. Food ($435-estimate)
  6. Internet ($15-one fourth of total)
  7. Phone ($30-one fourth of Total)
  8. Household Necessities ($75-estimate)
  9. Emergency Fund, Medical etc. ($100)
  10. Homeschool Materials ($75)
  11. Travel from Kenya to the US ($165-half of total cost)
  12. Social Security Taxes ($200)
  13. Guard ($50-half of total)
  14. House worker ($100) (Frees Leah up to do ministry)
  15. Personal Salary above Necessities (15%) ($300)
Dream List-Solarizing ($1904)
We would really like to solarize our house. We believe that solarizing our house will quickly pay for itself and then we can start saving money every month.
  1. 2-138 Watt Solar Panels ( $380)
  2. 4-Deep Cell Batteries ($400) (Bought one)
  3. Wiring/Etc. ($150)
  4. Stand for Solar Panels ($150)
  5. (Solar Refrigerator-$824)

Break Down of Costs for Household Items
  1. Double Bed Mattress ($80) (Bought) & Double Bed Frame ($100)
  2. Twin Bed Mattress ($37) &(Bought) Twin Bed Frame ($60)
  3. Water Filter ($43) (Bought) 
  4. Solar Hot Water Heater (Building our own) ($200)(Pre-made ones are $700 - Electricity to heat water for showers can easily run $100 per month.)
  5. Six-Cubic foot Refrigerator ($319)
  6. Gas Stove ($295)
  7. Couch ($125)
  8. Dining Table ($125) & 4 Dining Chairs ($100)
  9. Wardrobe for Alan and Leah ($150) & Ross ($150) Kenya Houses do not have closets