Friends & Family,
We want to give you an update on all that is happening within the ministry and thank you for your part in all that God is doing!
The much anticipated well has been dug, installed and is in operation. We received cheers and hugs upon arrival at the church. The community is beyond excited to have running water for the very first time. It was an emotional moment watching the children sing and dance as they marched single-file to the well to wash their hands! Thank you for greatly impacting this community in an indescribable way!
The roof of the church has gone on and the walls are completed to the top. The preschool children will finally have a roof over their heads as they head into cold weather season. Because of the completion of the church, families are now sending their children to our preschool. We graduated six children in December and we are currently teaching and ministering to a class of twenty-five. The church has been meeting within the church walls, but now there is a roof to protect them from the elements. This past Easter Sunday, 400 people attended the service. Eighty of them spent the night because there
was no public transportation early enough in the morning to arrive on time. Twenty-Five people received Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and eighteen were baptized in the cold river immediately after the service. It was a glorious day!
We also want to thank Christian Life Schools in Rockford, IL for their donation of hundreds of toothbrushes and toothpaste that we were able to give to the preschool children, children’s home & Care Point kids. They were very excited to receive such a needed necessity!
Currently our greatest need is to build an outside kitchen at the Care Point next to the church. This will provide the ladies of the church a covered place to cook the hot meals for the children every day, as well as provide seating for the children to eat. We need approximately $2500 for the completed structure. Please let us know if you have interest in sponsoring a child at the children’s home. A full sponsorship is $50 monthly which provides a home, meals, medical, school uniform & all needs of the child. A partial scholarship is $25 monthly. We will send you a photo and information on your child and you can correspond with him/her as often as you would like.
Thank you for your prayers and support. We are excited to be able to report the completion of projects and have much more on the horizon that God is showing us for this ministry!
In His Service, Chad, Wendy, Brielle & Caden