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The mud brick needs to be replaced with concrete in order to provide safe, long-lasting buildings to meed the education needs of the deaf.

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Pray that God will provide the funds for these projects. Lord willing, after his seminary training, he will be headed to the University of Ibadan for medical studies, and then back to Chad to work with the deaf. The school expense is more than the Beossos can afford, so they are trusting our Lord to provide. Our oldest daughter, Micah, has ended her job as a UN refugee case worker, and now teaches third grade at a Classical Christian school in Austin. Our middle child, Noelle, has also moved down south to the San Antonio area to pursue her career interest in criminal justice.

Oct Our annual Congo Bible Camp was a great success, with over people from 15 different deaf churches coming to Bukavu. Three people who were very interested in our conference came in from as far away as Kisangani, a 2-day trip. Due to the low literacy rates among the deaf Congolese, most churches focus on Bible stories at the expense of doctrine. Our camps work to fill the gap, emphasizing sound doctrine as a basis for our faith and works.

This year, we taught through the book of Ephesians. While the content of chapters 5 and 6 were familiar territory for many of them, the first 4 chapters were new. Perhaps the most bittersweet comment was from Joceyln, a lady from Kigali, Rwanda.


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Unfortunately, comments like hers are not unusual. Pray with us that our teaching will be greatly used by God to equip them for the good works they have been ordained to do Eph The Toto family — Local faith-based workers with the deaf. As it turns out, they were missionaries with YWAM in Uganda for seven years, and during that time had to raise their own support from local believers. Truly, this is a great need, particularly among the deaf leadership. Pray that God will continue to bless them and provide for their daily needs.

Ramazani Hertier, one of the graduates from our Uvira school, is now the director of his own school for the deaf in Fizi, in the Baraka Province. His school is now starting its 3 rd year with over 50 deaf students enrolled. In a recent exploration trip through villages in the province, Ramazani was able to find another 15 students. The Timothy School operates out of their facility. Ramazani recruiting new students in Fizi province. We thank God for your willingness to financially support this need.

His Biblical education will further quip him to be a great asset in his work with the deaf in Chad. Due to a lack of funds, construction at the new property in Toukera has come to a standstill. Some poachers are encroaching on the property, so additional legal measures need to be taken in order to remove them. Pray for wisdom and provision. In the city of Mondou, two deaf ladies have passed away after battling a lengthy illness.

Pray for their families and church as they cope with the loss. The Andrew Jackson Foster Scholarship Memorial Fund has raised funds to bring a promising candidate, John Linus, to Texas to further his formal and spiritual education. Unfortunately he has run into difficulties with obtaining a student visa, and will not be able to enroll this fall at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Pray that he will be able to receive his visa soon and begin his college education.

Joel has worked with various secular NGOs in East Africa for 20 years, and everywhere he went, he kept hearing stories about a deaf man named Andrew Foster, and all the amazing things he had done. Matt Please keep Mother Berta in your prayers. As Christmas draws near, our hearts and minds are turned once again to reflect on the Son whom God has sent into the world to be born of a virgin.

We celebrate not only the gift of His Son, but the gift of abundant and eternal life received by those who believe in His Son to save us from our sins. This is the Good News of the Gospel for which we labor among the deaf in Africa. Pray with us that the student facility will be finished quickly so that we can move our school out of our over-crowded facility into this spacious acre property. And a number of our recent graduates have been accepted at the University of Ibadan and the Federal College of Special Education. Two of our churches in Nigeria have undergone extensive expansions this past year.

In the city of Yola in the eastern state of Adamwa , God has led some German friends to assist with the construction of a beautiful chapel and elementary school for the deaf. Ruth Ulea, a graduate of our CMD schools, is heading up the facility. Pray for wisdom and safekeeping, as the region is just south of hostile Boko-Haram territory.

Pray that the Lord will continue to guide the deaf in Nigeria through these many transitions. Since his inauguration in , D. Protests and riots were sparked in September when he announced he would not step down after his term limits expire on December 19 th.

Pray for our students and faculty in Bukavu, Fizi, Likasi and Uvira during this election season. Cities like Bukavu and Uvira have very weak and corrupt governments, and our teachers and staff there are bracing for rampant violence after the elections. Praise God with us that our school in Uvira has seen rapid growth over the past year. A tailoring class has been in the works for several years now, and has finally gotten off the ground after a new classroom was completed. A few years ago, we expanded the school so as to offer secondary classes. Pray for these students as they continue to prepare for state exams in June.

Pray in particular for the deaf church that collaborates with our Uvira school. They are in dire need of help with the leadership. The lone pastoral leader, Adolphe, has his hands full dividing time between the church in Uvira and his ill grandmother in Goma, some 15 hours north. Director Yves Beosso reports that their property has sustained quite a bit of damage this past rain season. One of the administrative buildings had some extensive damage, and the temporary repairs have degraded to a point to where the building is no longer safe for daily use.

Lord willing, our year old son Daniel will be making his first trip with us to Africa in July, Due to school and finances, he has not been able to accompany us on past trips. Our annual Congo Bible Camp for the deaf was a sweet time of fellowship and teaching with almost people in attendance. They represented schools and churches for the deaf from about twelve cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. Aaron and Kristi Kuglin were able to help us again, along with their daughter,. Pililo, Tim and Shukuru Three students from Fizi.

We were thankful to also have our Chad director, Yves Beosso, helping with the teaching. We taught the book of 2 Peter, and Yves presented additional classes on marriage and baptism. I taught the evangelist classes, where some 30 church leaders learned of essential doctrines of the Christian faith, and their impact on the early centuries of Church history. The Church history portion was completely new to them, and it encouraged them to know that they had a rich heritage of faith. Keep them in your prayers, as they continue to learn how to spot false doctrines.

There is no shortage of questionable teachers, preachers and missionaries spreading questionable doctrines. Prosperity Gospel, in particular, is growing like wildfire across Africa, and its allure is hard for impoverished Africans to resist. The city of Bukavu population , has a large deaf community, but for the most part, only one school for the deaf.

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Our new director is a man named Nanza. He has a tender heart for the deaf students, but he lives some distance out of the city and transportation is becoming an issue. Pray that we will find a replacement, and that suitable accommodations can be made to help alleviate the transportation challenges. The new school in Fizi is moving along nicely with about 45 students. The director, Shukuru Heriter, is a young adult who was trained at our school in Uvira.

With the grace of God and oversight of our Uvira director Pilio Amani, many deaf students in Fizi have entered school for the first time. They are now learning to read and write — and more importantly, learn about the Gospel and the salvation that is only through Jesus Christ. Shukuru brought three of his best students to our Easter Bible conference in April. Although the students had a hard time keeping up with the pace of the Bible teaching, they were able to get a small taste of in-depth Bible doctrine, and make many new deaf friends from outside their region.

Pray that Shukuru will continue to be used of God to meet both the spiritual and academic needs of the deaf in Fizi. Construction in Chad. At my last meeting with director Yves Beosso, I was able to deliver a sizeable gift of technology: several laptops loaded with Bible, administrative and educational software, a projector, digital cameras, cell phones, printer supplies, a number of Christian movies and more.

These items would have cost several thousand dollars if purchased locally — well beyond our means. Electricity in Chad. It was in that my father, Andrew Foster, left Ghana to begin work among the deaf in Nigeria. My brother John and I made plans to go, but a series of visa delays in Washington DC caused us to miss our flights.

Director Emmanuel Ilabor reports that it was a well-attended event, with some attendees coming in from several neighboring countries, as well as coming from the USA.

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Watching a missionary movie after Bible Study. Construction continues at our new compound just south of Ibadan. Several buildings are in progress. Work continues as donations allow, so things can move slowly at times. And Lord willing, Luke and Alessandra will welcome their first child this fall. F or I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isa As we continue to work within our limited resources to meet the spiritual and educational needs of the deaf, we find ourselves at a unique juncture in the history of deaf education in Chad Central Africa.

Several years ago, we received a sizable land grant from a local chieftain. The new plan calls for primary and secondary school buildings, dorms, a chapel, a cafeteria, a carpentry shop, a tailoring shop, a multi-purpose building and more. These new buildings are desperately needed. However, as with most land grants in sub-Sahara Africa, it came with one major caveat: use it, or lose it. Local efforts to raise funds for this ambitious project have met with little success, and we now find ourselves faced with the very real possibility of losing this precious opportunity.

Two additional events have transpired over the past couple of years that make the situation more pressing. Right now, the best way to prevent further squatting is to install at least one permanent building or structure. Ideally, if we can install a well and pump, we can arrange for nearby villagers to operate the pump for their agricultural needs until we can begin construction.

The villagers would benefit from the initial use of the well, and in the process, would guard the property from future squatters. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. One of the more exciting things in mission work is seeing young men and women grow up to be leaders and shepherds of the people of God. This year, our Congo Bible Camp was held during Easter instead of during the usual summer vacation.

This enabled us to reach attendees who had never had the opportunity to come to our conference in the past. Our focus of study for the week was the book of 1 Peter and the suffering we endure as we await our imperishable glory. Praise God that the teaching was well received, motivating the attendees to be faithful in the face of earthly hardships. We were happy to welcome back Yves Besso and Aaron Kuglin to help with the teaching.

Aaron was joined by his wife Kristi and their 6 month old daughter. We were also grateful to have Josh Bonjour with us. Prosperity gospel thinking, in particular, is growing like wildfire all over Africa, and the deaf are not exempt from the temptations of material wealth. Pray for us that God will give us wisdom to meet this issue head-on. Pray that we will faithfully present the truth of Scriptures and that the attendees will learn the necessity for rigorously examining each and every new doctrine that comes along — and firmly reject those preaching these false doctrines.

The highlight of our trip was listening to several of the young men talk about the schools they have founded for the deaf near their home towns. So with the direction of trusted advisors, these young men have struck out on their own to open schools in cities where the deaf have no access to education, and would otherwise never hear the name of Jesus Christ! There are three men in particular I would like for you to pray for:.

School for the deaf in Kavumu, DR Congo. The parents of the deaf children would rather spend their hard-earned money on their hearing children, and are reluctant to spend any money on their deaf children. Shukuru and his co-worker have no financial sponsors or income, and live day-to-day by the mercies of God. Jean Pajo studied at our school in Bukavu. With the assistance of former schoolmates, he started a school in Kavumu, about an hour northwest of Bukavu. We had the privilege of visiting his school and were stunned on multiple levels.

Incredibly, he had leased a building on the main street, purchased three sewing machines for vocational training, purchased a laptop for school administration, and pays a meager salary to his co-workers — all out of his own pocket! Impressive work for a year old deaf man! Although school was out of session when we visited, we were fortunate enough to come across one of his students, a year old who never received any kind of formal education till this year.

The young man was overjoyed to see foreigners interested in his education. All three of these men and there are more like them are in challenging situations, living day-to-day with uncertainty about the future. They want to do so much more, but lack school supplies, funds and most of all, thorough Biblical grounding. Pray that these young men would remin rooted, grow in their wisdom, keeping a close watch on themselves and their teaching 1 Tim , and desire above all else to see Christ glorified in their service for Him. Madjibe Taigone — Faithful worker for over 30 years.

We mourn the loss of Brother Madjibe Taigone. He was one of several young men trained by Dr. Foster in Nigeria in , and has faithfully shepherded the deaf in Chad for these past 30 years. He passed away after undergoing bladder surgery in the first week of June. Pray for his wife and nine children. We had a bit of a health scare last month.

Mother Berta was rushed to the hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Thankfully, it was a false alarm, and she is now resting well with my sister Faith. Continue to pray for Faith and her family as they extend loving care to our mother. As Christmas draws near, our hearts are turned to reflect on the birth of our Savior and this special ministry He has entrusted to us. Indeed, we are privileged to see the Gospel going forth in proclamation of spiritual liberty to the captives. We praise Him to see the blind regain their sight. We rejoice in the liberty of the oppressed, and we are humbled when we consider that our glorious Lord has elected to show His favor upon us both now and when He comes again.

May His Name be continually praised for the great things He has done! Is Andrew Foster, opened the first of several schools for the deaf in Nigeria. From those few schools and churches for the deaf, literally tens of thousands of deaf Nigerians have not only gained an education, but more importantly, have had their spiritual ears opened and learned to call on the name of Jesus Christ!

Praise God for His faithfulness! Jun Berta Foster For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! Home After many faithful years of serving the Lord in Africa and in the USA, my mother stepped into her eternal reward on January 27, Berta became deaf at the age of 4 through measles.

She met Andrew Foster in at an international conference for deaf educators in Germany. She was fascinated by his mission work among the deaf in Nigeria, and soon thereafter dedicated her life to Christ. They married in and had five children. Through Christian Mission for the Deaf, God used Andrew and Berta to pioneer work in deaf evangelism and education, opening over 30 schools for the deaf and dozens of churches for the deaf throughout central and west Africa.

These past nine years have been an exciting time of exhilaration and frustration, but we know that we serve a Sovereign God who is completely trustworthy. It is He who calls all men everywhere to worship Him in spirit and truth, and we are thankful to continue in that calling. This past spring, God has blessed us by adding Clifford Bodiford, a deaf Texan, to our board of directors.

Lord willing, in just a few weeks, our year old son Daniel will also be making his first trip with us to Africa. Due to school schedules and family finances, he has not been able to accompany us on past trips. Nigeria Thank you for your continued prayers for John Linus, the young Nigerian pastor-in-training who is currently studying in Texas. The adjustment to life in Texas was more difficult than he expected, and there were a number of times that he wanted to quit and go home. But by the grace of God, he was able to endure the first semester and is now eager to continue his education.


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Pray that his time in the US will continue to be fruitful, and that he will not fall to the many temptations that are readily available in the US. New fence for a new school in Baraka. The school was started three years ago by Shukuru Hertier, a personal friend of mine and a graduate from our Uvira school. Up until , we had been collaborating with him on non-monetary projects, and monitoring his patient faithfulness as he worked to build up the school and pastor the new deaf believers.

I was impressed with his love for God and the deaf. Pray that God will continue to bless him for his faithfulness to Him. Pray also for his fiance, Riziki Charline, as they plan their dowry, wedding and ministry life together. Our Bukavu school is now completing its second year of operation. Due to space concerns at our former location, Director Nanza had to relocate the school to a Baptist church just outside of the city.

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While Bukavu has a large deaf population, many of them have a very low education, and few are interested in coming to our school. Some of them have indicated a resistance to the director because he is older and hearing. Most deaf schools in Africa have a hearing director and staff, so the resentment is peculiar. Pray with us for wisdom as we look to add deaf teachers who are more knowledgeable about deaf life in Bukavu, and able to more effectively minister to the deaf there.

The property is now able to house a family, and one of the staff families is moving there this month and starting a small farm. Christ the Savior is born in the flesh, the propitiation for our sins. This salvation from the just penalty of our sins is a free gift: given by grace, received by faith, lived with zeal. But our Savior compels us to zealously transform not only our actions, our thought processes and even our minds. These are a few of the thoughts that occupy my mind this Christmas season.

John Linus is a promising young pastor and an excellent candidate for further education. The Andrew Foster Memorial Scholarship fund was. There were a number of delays in getting his paperwork completed and his visa approved, but by the grace of God, that has now been completed, and Linus is set to arrive in the USA in January. We thank God for this wonderful scholarship and pray that God will use Brother Linus to serve Him well. Three years ago we re-opened our Bukavu school with Boro Nanza as the director.

Due to space limitations, Nanza has had to relocate the school to a property just outside the city limits. The new facility is owned by a Baptist church, and the rent is extremely reasonable. We were hoping to hire a young church leader from Rutshuru, but those plans fell through. There is a lot of work to be done, and we covet your prayers. Director Yves Beosso reports that construction at the Toukera property remains at a standstill.

We lack the funds to complete the construction of the two school rooms. Another important feature to add in Toukera is a water well. This would enable us to encourage nearby residents to keep an eye on the property and herd off squatters. The laws in Chad make it easy for squatters to be an expensive source of frustration to property owners who cannot quickly develop their lands. Over the past few years, the center has been hit with severe storm damage. Due to time and finances, construction work was hasty, using mud brick.

The mud brick needs to be replaced with concrete in order to provide safe, long-lasting buildings to meed the education needs of the deaf. Pray that God will provide the funds for these projects. Lord willing, after his seminary training, he will be headed to the University of Ibadan for medical studies, and then back to Chad to work with the deaf.

The school expense is more than the Beossos can afford, so they are trusting our Lord to provide. Our oldest daughter, Micah, has ended her job as a UN refugee case worker, and now teaches third grade at a Classical Christian school in Austin. Our middle child, Noelle, has also moved down south to the San Antonio area to pursue her career interest in criminal justice.

Oct Our annual Congo Bible Camp was a great success, with over people from 15 different deaf churches coming to Bukavu. Three people who were very interested in our conference came in from as far away as Kisangani, a 2-day trip. Due to the low literacy rates among the deaf Congolese, most churches focus on Bible stories at the expense of doctrine.

Our camps work to fill the gap, emphasizing sound doctrine as a basis for our faith and works. This year, we taught through the book of Ephesians. While the content of chapters 5 and 6 were familiar territory for many of them, the first 4 chapters were new. Perhaps the most bittersweet comment was from Joceyln, a lady from Kigali, Rwanda. Unfortunately, comments like hers are not unusual. Pray with us that our teaching will be greatly used by God to equip them for the good works they have been ordained to do Eph The Toto family — Local faith-based workers with the deaf.

As it turns out, they were missionaries with YWAM in Uganda for seven years, and during that time had to raise their own support from local believers. Truly, this is a great need, particularly among the deaf leadership. Pray that God will continue to bless them and provide for their daily needs. Ramazani Hertier, one of the graduates from our Uvira school, is now the director of his own school for the deaf in Fizi, in the Baraka Province.

His school is now starting its 3 rd year with over 50 deaf students enrolled. In a recent exploration trip through villages in the province, Ramazani was able to find another 15 students. The Timothy School operates out of their facility. Ramazani recruiting new students in Fizi province. We thank God for your willingness to financially support this need. His Biblical education will further quip him to be a great asset in his work with the deaf in Chad. Due to a lack of funds, construction at the new property in Toukera has come to a standstill.

Some poachers are encroaching on the property, so additional legal measures need to be taken in order to remove them. Pray for wisdom and provision.

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In the city of Mondou, two deaf ladies have passed away after battling a lengthy illness. Pray for their families and church as they cope with the loss. The Andrew Jackson Foster Scholarship Memorial Fund has raised funds to bring a promising candidate, John Linus, to Texas to further his formal and spiritual education. Unfortunately he has run into difficulties with obtaining a student visa, and will not be able to enroll this fall at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Pray that he will be able to receive his visa soon and begin his college education.

Joel has worked with various secular NGOs in East Africa for 20 years, and everywhere he went, he kept hearing stories about a deaf man named Andrew Foster, and all the amazing things he had done. Matt Please keep Mother Berta in your prayers. As Christmas draws near, our hearts and minds are turned once again to reflect on the Son whom God has sent into the world to be born of a virgin.

We celebrate not only the gift of His Son, but the gift of abundant and eternal life received by those who believe in His Son to save us from our sins. This is the Good News of the Gospel for which we labor among the deaf in Africa. Pray with us that the student facility will be finished quickly so that we can move our school out of our over-crowded facility into this spacious acre property. And a number of our recent graduates have been accepted at the University of Ibadan and the Federal College of Special Education.

Two of our churches in Nigeria have undergone extensive expansions this past year. In the city of Yola in the eastern state of Adamwa , God has led some German friends to assist with the construction of a beautiful chapel and elementary school for the deaf. Ruth Ulea, a graduate of our CMD schools, is heading up the facility.

Pray for wisdom and safekeeping, as the region is just south of hostile Boko-Haram territory. Pray that the Lord will continue to guide the deaf in Nigeria through these many transitions. Since his inauguration in , D. Protests and riots were sparked in September when he announced he would not step down after his term limits expire on December 19 th. Pray for our students and faculty in Bukavu, Fizi, Likasi and Uvira during this election season. Cities like Bukavu and Uvira have very weak and corrupt governments, and our teachers and staff there are bracing for rampant violence after the elections.

Praise God with us that our school in Uvira has seen rapid growth over the past year. A tailoring class has been in the works for several years now, and has finally gotten off the ground after a new classroom was completed. A few years ago, we expanded the school so as to offer secondary classes. Pray for these students as they continue to prepare for state exams in June. Pray in particular for the deaf church that collaborates with our Uvira school. They are in dire need of help with the leadership. The lone pastoral leader, Adolphe, has his hands full dividing time between the church in Uvira and his ill grandmother in Goma, some 15 hours north.

Director Yves Beosso reports that their property has sustained quite a bit of damage this past rain season. One of the administrative buildings had some extensive damage, and the temporary repairs have degraded to a point to where the building is no longer safe for daily use. Lord willing, our year old son Daniel will be making his first trip with us to Africa in July, Due to school and finances, he has not been able to accompany us on past trips. Our annual Congo Bible Camp for the deaf was a sweet time of fellowship and teaching with almost people in attendance. They represented schools and churches for the deaf from about twelve cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

Aaron and Kristi Kuglin were able to help us again, along with their daughter,. Pililo, Tim and Shukuru Three students from Fizi. We were thankful to also have our Chad director, Yves Beosso, helping with the teaching. We taught the book of 2 Peter, and Yves presented additional classes on marriage and baptism. I taught the evangelist classes, where some 30 church leaders learned of essential doctrines of the Christian faith, and their impact on the early centuries of Church history.

The Church history portion was completely new to them, and it encouraged them to know that they had a rich heritage of faith. Keep them in your prayers, as they continue to learn how to spot false doctrines. There is no shortage of questionable teachers, preachers and missionaries spreading questionable doctrines. Prosperity Gospel, in particular, is growing like wildfire across Africa, and its allure is hard for impoverished Africans to resist. The city of Bukavu population , has a large deaf community, but for the most part, only one school for the deaf. Our new director is a man named Nanza.

He has a tender heart for the deaf students, but he lives some distance out of the city and transportation is becoming an issue. Pray that we will find a replacement, and that suitable accommodations can be made to help alleviate the transportation challenges. The new school in Fizi is moving along nicely with about 45 students.

The director, Shukuru Heriter, is a young adult who was trained at our school in Uvira. With the grace of God and oversight of our Uvira director Pilio Amani, many deaf students in Fizi have entered school for the first time. They are now learning to read and write — and more importantly, learn about the Gospel and the salvation that is only through Jesus Christ. Shukuru brought three of his best students to our Easter Bible conference in April.

Although the students had a hard time keeping up with the pace of the Bible teaching, they were able to get a small taste of in-depth Bible doctrine, and make many new deaf friends from outside their region. Pray that Shukuru will continue to be used of God to meet both the spiritual and academic needs of the deaf in Fizi. Construction in Chad. At my last meeting with director Yves Beosso, I was able to deliver a sizeable gift of technology: several laptops loaded with Bible, administrative and educational software, a projector, digital cameras, cell phones, printer supplies, a number of Christian movies and more.

These items would have cost several thousand dollars if purchased locally — well beyond our means. Electricity in Chad. It was in that my father, Andrew Foster, left Ghana to begin work among the deaf in Nigeria. My brother John and I made plans to go, but a series of visa delays in Washington DC caused us to miss our flights. Director Emmanuel Ilabor reports that it was a well-attended event, with some attendees coming in from several neighboring countries, as well as coming from the USA.

Watching a missionary movie after Bible Study. Construction continues at our new compound just south of Ibadan. Several buildings are in progress. Work continues as donations allow, so things can move slowly at times. And Lord willing, Luke and Alessandra will welcome their first child this fall. F or I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isa As we continue to work within our limited resources to meet the spiritual and educational needs of the deaf, we find ourselves at a unique juncture in the history of deaf education in Chad Central Africa.

Several years ago, we received a sizable land grant from a local chieftain. The new plan calls for primary and secondary school buildings, dorms, a chapel, a cafeteria, a carpentry shop, a tailoring shop, a multi-purpose building and more. These new buildings are desperately needed.