Our day began a little rough as many team members were not feeling well. Thankfully most have rebounded now and are doing better. Marsha is still not feeling well this evening, so please pray for her and continued health for the rest of the team for the remainder of our journey.
The scholarship meeting at the Secondary School went really well and was informative for both sides. We have a better understanding of their selection process and the time involved, and they have a better understanding of our desire to get the list of students sooner and for more information. Hopefully this will aid us both as we continue and move forward with this process. Scholarship Campaign 2018 coming soon!
The Paramount Chief (PC) returned to Panguma last night and requested to meet with us today. Spending time with the PC is always a blessing and it was a joy to spend time with him today. It is amazing to compare the formality of our meeting with him in 2010 and the warm, family gathering we had today. We reviewed with him all that had happened while he was away and he echoed the sentiment of the town, relieved that we would not stop coming now that Amadu was gone.
Today’s God moment: Hearing that Mark was not feeling well, Christopher Quee and Abduli came to the convent to pray for him. After they entered, several more children started filing into the room. As Jim said no and tried to get them to leave, Christopher said, “No! It is God’s will!” Then while Mark knelt on the floor 15 young people laid hands on him and prayed for him, led by Abduli and Christopher, displaying shades of his brother James Quee. GOD IS GOOD!
Tomorrow is our last full day in Panguma. Pray for the team throughout the day as we begin the difficult process of saying goodbye to this town and it’s people that we love so much!
This morning Drew, Marsha, and Denise met with KB Gbao, Pastor Macauley, and the Principal of the Lower Bombara Secondary School, members of the Scholarship Selection Committee to discuss the scholarship program for the Secondary School.
Principal Leonard Komeh and Pastor Macauley deliver eggs from the poultry project for lunch!
The team enjoying some quiet time at lunch.
The team enjoying the games, proudly displaying the colors of their teams.
One of the competitors happily completing his race.
One of the most entertaining competitions was the eating contest where three day old bread, a can of soda, and a bag of water all had to be consumed.
Pastor Tom greeting the Paramount Chief.
Marsha listens to the Paramount Chief while cradling Pastor Macauley’s son Emmanuel.
Tuesday, April 17
- Lower Bambara Secondary School Visit with Students and Teachers
- Student Encouragement Remarks
- Teacher Encouragement and Donation
- Scholarship Committee Meeting
- Village Walk or Hike
*Itinerary subject to change.
Please keep us in your prayers!
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