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From Chris's Heart

May 2008
Final Money Comes in For Bridge in Tharaka
by Nick Harris

I can only refer to the funding of the bridge over the Thanantu River a miracle. Three months ago we had no money at all for this project even though we knew it was needed.

So, when Brian Bishop and I returned from Kenya in January, I put an article in the Roar and Brian presented the need for a bridge to the Chapel community.

At the time, we thought we could build the bridge for $3500. However, the steel fabricators in Kenya informed us that a bridge that is capable of doing what this bridge will need to do in a flood prone area would cost between $8000 and $10,000.

Very quickly my Roar readers responded. Friends of Ariel immediately sent $1000 for the cause. Then a very dear friend got in contact with her late fatherís business associates and they sent a check for $2500. I now had the original $3500 that we needed. Then I got news of the collapse of the dollar and the steel shortage in Kenya. I must confess, I did not know what to do.

Then a dear friend called me and invited me to lunch. As we finished eating and visiting, he reached in his pocket and pulled out his checkbook and wrote me a check for $4000 to be applied to the bridge, simply because the Lord had directed him to do so.

Then, on the last Sunday in April, I walked into the Chapel auditorium. Another dear friend shared with me that on the Sunday that Brian and I returned from Kenya, his sister, a school teacher in Kentucky was visiting the Chapel and she heard Brianís report.

The need for a bridge caught her attention. So she went home and shared it with her kids who attend a tiny country school in Kentucky. They started a project to help fund the bridge and now they are sending us a check for $1000. At this point, we have over $8500, enough to erect the kind of substantial bridge that we need.

God has provided all our needs.

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