Report from Pierre, November 2015
REPORT FROM DONO-MANGA
Good evening sir,
All the Churches of Christ in Dono-Manga salute you in Jesus name Amen!
I am sorry for this unwilling late communication due to the network problem and others.
A few days ago, the communication was better, but there is still problem. The rain has destroyed our satellite aerial while experts debated how to solve the problem three or four times each week. Pray for several teams of men that are working tirelessly to solve the problem. As the rain is going to the end now we pray that God will help our technicians to settle everything as it was before.
1- A surprising thing happened in Dono-Manga district.
Our girls join the boys lined up in the school yard (see pictures). They are going to their new building classrooms. They are very happy and been confused: first, because their usual classrooms were made by grasses and leaves; second, they are outside of the village and the camp, where there is enough place for play ground (see pictures).
2 - A surprising thing happened in Dono-Manga district.
In most sara-gouleï villages, it was believe that only boys should go to school, but something is different today. 288 girls over 686 students are schooling in our French-English school. They are thanking God and our partners that are supporting actively the school (see pictures). Glory be to God.
3 - A surprising thing happened in Dono-Manga district.
Our school took second place after catholic school with results 54/57 of our students from primary 6 passed to secondary school, while this resulted with a growth of the school to 686 (more 30 new students this year).
Pictured: CRK Teaching
4 - A surprising thing happened in Dono-Manga district.
For this school year, we begin a new outreach program: CRK (Christian religion knowledge) to help us to touch the hearts of Dono-Manga children with the word of God. It consists of 2 hours Bible teaching in our Church buildings that serves as our auditorium, and also as a part of our school training.
5 - A surprising thing happened in Dono-Manga district.
New and the first building baptistery for the Churches of Christ in the country (see pictures of men at work). We are thankful to God, because of the brethren (Sebastian, Lazarus, and others) many learned about the Master and have the giving their lives for Christ, Amen
A- We will appreciate, congratulate, and thanking every brother /sister who is willing to help us to build it (Baptistery).
Pictured: Meeting with Parents
B- We pray that after seeing the parts of the second building already used due to lack of good classrooms, God will provide the rest of funds necessary to finish it.
Pictured: The new baptistry
C- Our children are requesting for benches to make nice their school building classrooms.
Pictured: Expressing gratitude/thanksgiving
Bro Worley recently travelled to Chad to visit with the brethren there. See the video below for a presentation from the children at the school.
Personal Notes on Chad 15 March 2015
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We went to the school and the teacher gathered the 656 students by classes so we could give them five small cookies each. I was able to make a video, which is a very impressive site to see. I then talked to the teachers and gave each a small gift of cash in an envelope. These people are so poor that they are thankful for the smallest gifts.
We gathered at the church building at 4 pm and I preached until 6:00pm. Some of the brethren walked 6 miles to greet and listen to me speak. The nights are not quite here as there are many animals on Pierre’s compound. Pigeons on the roofs, chickens, goats, cows, and dogs in the yard all contribute to the noise. I believe the guineas foul are the loudest. I do manage to get a few hours sleep most nights.
On March 14 we met and I gave the following congregations 10 French New Testaments each; Ter, Bemian, Ndila-Wanger, Kakang-yara, Bekani, Manmadjibe, Kemndili, Beyede, Djaraibe, plus Bibles to 10 teachers of the School. I asked Pierre to make an application to the government to provide the school with latrines and a bore hole.
We worshiped early with the church and left Dona Manga at 9:30am hoping we could reach N’djamena soon after dark. The first four hours on the dirt road was all right if one likes to ride a stagecoach! Soon after reaching the tar road we had to replace a tire due to tread separation. Later the engine started over heating. This required us to stop about every 20 minutes, let the engine cool, add water, and then proceed. Later in the night we found ourselves stopped and unable to restart the engine because of a low battery. We were in a sparsely populated area, with no hope of restarting the car. After prayer and 30 minutes, a 20-ton commercial truck stopped and offer to tow us to a town, away we went close up behind the truck. We reached a town after about two hours and another commercial truck offered to tow us to Ndjamena! So began another long tow. We dropped the car at a mechanic just outside Ndjamena and all crowded into the cab of the truck for another 30 minutes to reach the roundabout in the city. The time was 5am! After a 30-minute wait we crowded into a local cab with 6 other people for another 20 minute ride to the Doctor’s house. A trip that took us 12 hours before took us over 20 hour this time! I was beyond exhausted!.