Sebastian and his growing number of teachers just can’t say no to children who are hungry to learn. Our teachers understand that each of these children is blessed with the ability to learn, a unique personality filled with excitement and joy. They just happen to be born in geographical area of deep poverty in rural Africa without opportunity or the education to change their circumstance in life.
Many of us remember our grandparents talking about how far they walked to school and the hardships they went through to receive an education. We find it hard to relate to those stories, but these kids know all about walking miles each way to and from school each day. They have dreams of becoming doctors, nurses, educators and leaders, but until Sebastian opened the school in
Dono-Manga, those were just “fantasy” dreams, dreams without hope and opportunity.
Today is a new day in Dono-Manga. I am confident that many of the children’s faces you see in pictures today will go on to continue their education and will become influential Christian leaders who will provide the solutions to many of the problems that Chad is facing today. One day they will look back and realize Christians in the US believed in them, sacrificed for them and they will gratefully do the same for others of their own nation.
Our group of dedicated teachers receives little or no income from their services. Sebastian has worked for the last two years since starting this school without one penny of support. Sebastian and these teachers are making a sacrificial investment in the next generation.
In 2010 we prayed for the completion of the Jordan Health Center and a new Orphanage Compound. Today both of these have become a reality and an addition to the Jordan Health Center is underway.
So today we pray again. This time we pray for a permanent school building with classrooms instead of the thatch huts that leak when the rains come and school has to be postponed. We pray of a well-ventilated building making learning possible when the heat is oppressive. We pray of adequate school supplies, and uniforms required by the government.
If you’re thinking, “That will cost a small fortune!” you are wrong. We can build this school, furnish it and provide school supplies all for less than $50,000. Yes a school for over 600 students!
Will you allow God to use you to answer our prayers and fulfill the dreams of our teachers and students for a school building? Make an investment in these children that will produce dividends of lasting change for years to come.
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