Chris Lake, pastor of Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Conroe, wanted to do something memorable for his 49th birthday.

Completing 49 holes of golf at three local golf courses from sunrise to sunset seemed like the challenge that would help make a significant difference for the remote ministry school in Bungoma, Kenya, which provides a home and education for “ Bungoma Street Boys,” called The Embrace of the King.

“I would like to take the opportunity to do something important on my birthday,” Lake said. “I will be 49 on Wednesday and am asking for donations for every hole I play on three courses (River Plantation, Walden and West Fork) starting at 7am on Wednesday September 28th at River Plantation. I will then be driving to Walden around 11 a.m. for a few hours hoping to get to West Fork between 3 and 4 p.m.

The community is invited to donate any amount per hole or a lump sum toward the goal. The lake should end around 7 p.m. or at sunset. Interested participants can make a donation on the link: strokes4water.com

Earlier this year, Lake traveled to Bungoma, Kenya, and spent 10 days there in a ministry known as The King’s Embrac. They are a group of homeless boys in Bungoma, a community of 1.6 million people. Because there is no social infrastructure for abandoned children and boys are considered “tough enough to handle it”, there are few options for abandoned boys.

“My time with the boys was transformational and I learned of their enormous needs. The most pressing issue was the need for a new water well. The original well was at a depth of 435 feet, about 50 feet less than expected,” he said. “Many shortcuts have occurred with the casing and the consequences have been devastating. to the community and residents.”

The cost of the well is $25,000. To date, the TOL Lutheran Church has raised $10,000. Strokes for Water will raise awareness in the community of Bungoma, Kenya and TKE while having fun playing golf for a cause.

The event will be streamed live on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Treechurch then added to the YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/Treechurchtx.