Totally agree. I see Akinyi arriving in the U.S., excited and eager to explore, as anyone would be. Then there's Ben, earnestly explaining that they can't afford anything, "disappointed" every time she makes a mistake, suggesting that church and prayer are the answer to any problems.
I don't believe a new pastor makes much money, I've known some to work regular jobs outside their pastoral duties. Akinyi has NO idea how hard life in the U S will be without sufficient income, sending money back to her family will not happen unless SHE is working.