March 3, 2021
Dear Sponsors and Supporters,
Greetings in the name of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. I welcome you to the New Year and praise God for He has kept us since my previous update, and it’s therefore with great pleasure that I convey my greetings and the staff to you. God has been faithful and He will be to the end of time.
I previously gave an update about the fairing of our children and the staff in the ministry since we have been operating in an unusual way, especially with the education of our sponsored children and, of course, the entire country.
Here's an update on our students.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS
(Our schools follow the British system, Primary 1-7 then Senior 1-6)
Candidate classes (Primary 7, Senior 4 & Senior 6), were allowed to return to school last October. P7 & S4 students are taking their end-of-year exams this month, while S6 students will complete their end-of-year exams in April. (These exams are similar to our college entrance exams and determine scholarships and university placement - so they are very important.)
Pre-candidate classes (P6, S3 & S5) returned to the classroom this week.
P1-P5, S1-2: After a long period of waiting, the government has now set a phased opening of all remaining classes, with everyone returning to the classroom by July. We are extremely thankful for this!
University students in their final year returned in October and have now finished their exams and are looking forward to their graduation - which will take place in March and April!
All other university students began their semester studying online in February.
Our staff is doing a great job in their different places of operation. They are helping children both in school and those still in their homes. They are providing counseling, assessing and providing critical needs, and praying with their families.
Your donations are making a difference every day in the life of your sponsored child and their family.
JOIN US IN PRAYER
- That God will continue to shield the staff, children and caregivers against COVID19 and also the individual sponsors and all supporters of the ministry.
- That God will provide the concentration and knowledge needed for our children to excel in their tests that determine their next level of education.
- For the continued support and growth of the ministry, that we can add more sponsorships for the children who need support and extend a hand of support to the communities we have not yet reached.
- For patience and grace for the caregivers, the guardians and caretakers, of our children as they care for the children during this very lengthy stay at home and the difficulties this may cause.
We want to thank you for the continued support and partnership in carrying on the noble responsibility to reach the needy and vulnerable. Your work in the Lord is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).