- Please join the congregation in their prayer for the funds to re-build their church. We found out today that our church was the first Protesent church in Grand Goave. It started 79 years ago in 1933.
- Safe travels as Brenda and Mike fly to the Florida for a week
- Lift up in prayer our SHG work
- Lift up in prayer Belmont University delegation as they prepare to come to Grand Goave on a fact finding trip.
It’s been a quiet and encouraging month for us.
We held a “Thank You” party for our construction team. They have done a superb job with the rebuilding of Siloë School and we give thanks to our Gracious God for his providence in providing for all the building cost and for allowing work to continue, each day, with no noteworthy injuries.
We look forward to recalling the workers back to rebuild Temple Baptiste church when the funds are donated, and come in, allowing us to break ground on the new building.
We enjoyed a visit from Dennis Sheirman and his team of Canadian volunteers from Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). They came to build rubble homes and enjoyed coming round Siloe School, after church to admire the school and to encourage us with our mission. It is good to be reminded of how much has been accomplished and to know we have the prayers of so many to encourage.
|Blue! It's the tarp - SHG meeting at Cherident|
|Cool mountain ride|
The other group we visited was at Norgaisse, a short ride up the mountain. This was a group of 15 women. We could see this group growing in confidence and stability as they meet. After initially discussing if Thursday afternoon at 3pm was the best time to meet – a few members were late – and if 5 gourds was a good sum to be collecting each week (12.5c or 8p). Quettie was encouraged by their facilitator’s approach and the guidance to keep records, follow SHG guidelines and to be more disciplined. We were delighted to hear the song that they had composed and sang at each meeting, to encourage themselves and their care and interest in each other.
|Group Name: Brave Woman (Fanm Vanyan)|
|Not very good for the roof!|
We enjoyed social time with the Lott Carey/AABMC medical team, while they were here. It was good to welcome one of the team back. From the happy faces and comments they were all great ambassadors for Christ.
|Social time and food - great combo|
We are off to our home church for a week. We look forward to seeing old friends, revisiting familiar haunts and of course – hot showers!