The two Church bldg’s we’ve prayed for are now complete!
-You also gave support/supplies to the school and to Mama Ladi’s childrens home.
-Once again God stretched us beyond what we thought we could do physically, emotionally or financially. Building, Giving, Teaching, Preaching, Team Building, Blessing and being Blessed.
-Friends and partners here in Ghana sent us with clothing donations which we shared with the churches. Again our brothers and sisters were greatly encouraged by the love of Christ.
-The parents of the Katanga school children raised the money to buy the roofing sheets for the school cooking house. With lumber left over from the other 2 churches we were able to construct the roof and porch on cooking house and a 16′ x 25′ summer hut/covered structure for classroom space at the school.
Some of the Katanga children. We continue to pray for sponsorship for the school.
-Our friend Liz, an American teacher from Accra came up for a week and worked with the Katanga school, Solomon and the volunteer staff for a week.
John & Clement both worked and lead by example during the projects. We’ve been encouraged and spurred on by their humility and servant-hood.
The start of John’s roof: Pastor John on left, Pastor Clement next to gary,
Pastor Jacob (who is serving with Solomon at the Katanga church/school) white shirt.
Pastor John fetch’in water.
Sharing a local energy drink: millet, ginger, hot pepper, garlic, onion and,,,,,,,various spices. Seriously tasty and effective!
John & Joseph near completion. The beginning of “days of celebration”.
Starting work with Clement: You’ve heard of mashing grapes? how about mashing soils to create plaster?
While sharing about Jesus’ basic call to – “Come follow me,,,”
gary will often “demonstrate” in a visual way the principle of “following”, being a disciple of a master, accepting the invitation to become
a disciple of the real Master – The Savior.
Our bodies are aging and changing, we believe that we should use them, while we can, for His purposes and God willing for His glory.
“,,,in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”
We usually take photos when we are relaxed or happy. Most of us seldom pull out our camera when we are stressed, distressed, sad or broken:
We have seen God do some of His great work in this season and we have also struggled greatly in our bodies and Spirits through oppositions and difficulties.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.”
“Strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,’ they said.” Acts 14:22 (Paul)
“i served the Lord with great humility and with tears, although i was severely tested by the plots of the Jews.” Acts 20:19 (Paul)
Pictures do tell stories, however most of our pictures cannot tell how some of our friends have or are suffering and struggling, or of our own struggles.
Please pray for siham, her eyesight challenges are difficult – to say the least. gary recently had typhoid and we thank God for continued protection and recovery.
“Therefore we do not loose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Thank you so much for your love, friendship and partnership.
We love you and we truly thank God for you! Our brothers and sisters here in Africa are rejoicing because of you and they are praying for you. Our friends regularly remind us that they are aware of your love and sacrifice for them in the Lord and that they are eternally grateful. Your brothers and sisters here send their deepest appreciation and love to you!
Thank you, Thank YOU!
gary & siham