Dear Family and Friends
Greetings from New York. It is great to be home for a break again this summer. The school year ended with exam week, a road trip to the beach and report card day. The students are progressing in their studies and skill levels, and we continue to instill Godly values and God’s truth(s) into their hearts and lives. One mother visited on a day that we had a missionary from Mexico to do a Bible teaching with the kids and later, he met with her privately and she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. Please pray that she will seek God with her whole heart and grow in the faith.
We have met new little ones that we hope will enroll next year. Also, we will try to get back students that were not able to enroll this past school year. It would be great if we could register at least 60 students.
In terms of finances, I cannot count on local donations in Equatorial Guinea; so as Jed mentioned I really need to boost my monthly support. I have begun to contact Deaf communities/churches in the greater Syracuse area to see if I can present the work being done in E.G. while I am stateside. Also, have asked a few churches to collect school materials and supplies for us to decrease my spending for summer inventory to be shipped back to Africa in September. The GoFundMe account that my home church put up has raised $900.00 to date. A friend on the West coast is going to post on another fund raising site at the end of the summer. Praying that the Lord will touch more individuals to give on a monthly schedule.
A local official in Bata has promised us the use of a second bus, since ours is full. He has also said that he would assist us fiancially and help us get noticed in the community. We are praying that he will follow up with his recent verbal commitment.
• Health and protection for all students and staff. The caretaker’s wife, Fatima, is pregnant, pray for normal development and growth of the baby and that Fatima will not get malaria during this time.
• A larger finance base for the school.
• Qualified teachers coming in to the country to teach the higher primary grades.
• For greater discernment and wisdom on my part to take the project to the next level.
• Salvation for Angelina (our new representative), Francisca (has taken an interest in us and is now helping me with some administrative work that needs to be done), and our caretaker and his wife, for the parents of our students and for decisions among the students.
Thank you for your work that keeps me on the field.
Love and Prayers, Noreen