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!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dining Hall roof success!

After a week of hard work - we are thrilled to see a new roof in place on the dining hall. Check out the pictures below. Thank you so much Green Valley Church for all of your hard work!

It even rained once they were done bringing some cooler temperatures to the hard working bunch :) 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dining Hall work continues with a team from California

We are excited to welcome a team from Green Valley church in California to Sahel Academy! After the hard work of the previous team who gutted and tore down the roof of the dining hall, this team has come to begin the restoration by putting a new roof on the building.

So the work begins! Stay tuned for more pictures of their progress.

They start really early each morning to beat some of the heat and sun.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Calling all electricians!

We are in search of electricians for both CBN and Sahel Academy

 If you or someone you know is interested in joining our flood restoration efforts in this way - we would love to talk with you more! We are looking for electricians who are ready for a challenge and are familiar with commercial projects. The system is European, so if you have any knowledge of how that system works it will help. Please spread the word and be in prayer that we can find some people to come and work in this area! Thank you!

Here is a picture of the electrician and his wife who just returned home after spending a month and a half working hard! We are so thankful for the time that they spent serving the Lord here in Niger!

Thank you!

Please visit our contact page to request more information!