By the time you read this, Josh and I will be in Ghana. He just completed kindergarten. Math is his favorite subject. Reading is another story; he cannot understand why Mommy cannot read the book to him instead of him learning how to do it himself.
Josh and the school celebrated their 6-year “anniversaries .” The school is a big reminder of how faithful God is. When 13-year-old Solo came to the school 2 years ago, he was afraid to take a shower and did not follow the school’s daily routine. He was small enough that our staff could carry him back to school when he wandered off to the swing set. Now he is bigger and stronger than most of our staff. He follows the routine and the other children include him in the activities. Recently, students from the local high school catered a meal and dined with our children. What was most interesting is that Albert, 16, one of most senior boys, hared his plate with Solo. Two years ago, Albert would not have sit next to Solo and definitely would not have allowed Solo to eat with him. Joe and I sat in wonder how God was able to change both boys’ lives.
Thirteen-year-old, Amanquah, has been with the school since it opened. He is able to worm himself into the hearts of our visiting volunteers. However, his classmates feel that he could help out more with the chores at school. During the week, he will try to get the children to push his wheelchair. Yet, at church, as soon as the music starts, Amanquah pushes his wheelchair to the altar and dances all the way. When 11-year old Franklina was having trouble putting her shoes on, Amanquah slithered down his wheelchair and crawled to help her withher shoe. It was amazing to see Amanquah reach out to help another child. Our children care about each other. Sure, they still fight with one another, but they are truly one big happy family.
You are a making a difference in every child. They are feeling God’s love and how important they are. Thank you so much for your support. In July, we will be hosting a group from the Midwest for a week, who will conduct a youth program for us. They are a multi-talented team: therapists, youth leaders, computer experts as well as an irrigation engineer. In August, Bible Baptist Church from New Jersey will be hosting a vacation bible school (VBS) program for the community during the day and a youth program for 3 nights. The VBS will be osted in 2 towns. Two years ago, the VBS drew 2,000 children (yes, I do mean two thousand!). This year because we are hosting it a week later, we are expecting even more children. One pastor told me that every church prays for such a turnout, but it would be one of their worst nightmares if it ever came to fruition. It is hectic, but God provides throughout. Fortunately, local churches help us. Their Sunday school teachers will be working alongside the American team. Please pray that the event is a success and that the children hear The Word and respond to God’s calling.
Traveling mercies for everyone who is traveling to and from Ghana
Good health for all the missionaries at our school so that they can do God's work
Good health for the children and staff
God's guidance in everything that we do
Once again, thank you for your support.
Joe, Andrea, Hannah and Joshua
His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, Lamentations 3:22-23
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