Monday, June 24, 2013

Moving Moving Moving!

We have been working hard to move all of the temporary buildings back to the main campus the past couple of weeks! We are thrilled to announce that the moving is done for the Sahel Academy campus!

There is plenty of work to keep everyone busy setting the campus back up for the next school year - but having it all back at the original campus is something to praise the Lord for!

CBN still has more moving ahead that will take place intermittently throughout the summer - so please pray for safe travels back and forth across the city as the moving continues!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sahel Academy Graduation

What an incredible end to a very difficult school year! The end of the year celebrations were great as the community gathered together to celebrate God's faithfulness this past year. From flooding to restoration. The end of the year activities were held at the actual Sahel compound in the newly restored dining hall building, Hope Hall! Congratulations seniors!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Check out this incredible blog post full of pictures showing some of the transformation that has taken place at Sahel Academy!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank you to some great volunteers!

CBN has seen some awesome volunteers come help this past month! They were able to get lots more clean-up done, as well as rewire a couple of buildings on campus! So thankful for their great attitudes and hard work! I know they encouraged the staff here :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Student work day

Check out this blog about a student work day at Sahel Academy :)

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

EEI church returns to the CBN compound

After the flood the church that normally meets at CBN had to find an alternate location and were holding their services under a tent.

They are so glad to be back in their building! It is great to start seeing life return to the campus after it being empty for so long :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

One Bible student tells his story...

This past month has seen much progress with the arrival of the Patterson family to CBN. They have been working hard to prepare the compound for its occupants! As I wrote in an earlier blog, the married students have been able to return to their homes. I had the opportunity to talk with one of the students whose home was flooded and was forced to evacuate.  

He is from Cameroon and is in his second and final year of his studies at ESPriT. When the flood took place, he was in his home country and his wife and baby were staying with her family, so their home was unoccupied. When the floods started, his house was completely locked up because of their absence. 

Some of his neighbors were able to break his door however and save most of his furniture. They put his boxes of books up onto chairs to assure that they would stay dry. He had over 150 books plus many other study tools and documents. Unfortunately, even though his house itself is elevated, the waters rose so high that the water managed to submerge all of his books.

After spending time helping to clean and prepare his home, he is very thankful to be able to move back into it! He is slowly recollecting books and resources. A devasting blow to him and his family, but he is confidently walking forward in faith and continuing to trust the Lord for his family's future. He hopes to use his Biblical training to serve in Niger for a time and then return to his own people to spread the gospel there. 

Thank you for praying for him and the many other students who have been so drastically affected by the flood!