Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shoe Boxes

We had an exciting opportunity to distribute shoe boxes this year to a village that we chose.  We were able to go the week before to meet the chief of the village and explain what we were doing and to basically get permission.  When we went this week we had 179 boxes but there was over 500 children.  We decided that we would give one box to each family unit.  Unfortunately, there was over 200 family units in the village so not all received a box.  The people were excited and happy with what they received.  There was 9 of us who went to the village 7 km's south of Galmi.  We had a young man who is an evangelist at the hospital, named Douda, who started the day with prayer, song and preaching.  He had a great impact on the non-Christian people.
The whole thing was not the nice neat presentation like you see on most promotional videos but it was great to be right in among the people.  We separated the people into groups of 10 with one parent and one child in each group.   The we let them into the school one group at a time.  We were able to tell people what was in each box which was important.




 


 




 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Samuel

We love our grandson.

 

 
 
Grace gets lots of surprised stares when she carries Samuel in the traditional way.
 
 

A father/son moment.


CEG Update

The new classrooms are being built really fast.


 
 
 
 

Biki Today

Today was the Biki for the sister of Sani, she is married to Rabiou.  They named their son Elkanah, which if you look in the 1 Samuel 1 is the father of Samuel.