Thank you for praying for us these past six weeks. God is faithful and He has continued to sustain us in His work.
The Youth Camp will run from July 29 through August 4th. This year we are expecting 250 young adults here for 6 nights and so we are very busy with preparing the cabins, food, etc.. The 5 main plenary sessions will be on Hebrews 11. And there will be 6 other sessions on various topics. Please pray for all these young people as they come together to learn from God’s word. Pray that they would come with open hearts and that this might be a real time of growth and challenge for these young adults. Pray for those who are preparing to teach.
We are also very thankful that we have made some progress towards beginning a school for the deaf. Three weeks ago we began doing some research and have now identified and documented 33 deaf children in our district who are capable of attending a school for the deaf, but have no where to go to school (there is no school for the deaf within a 3.5 hour drive). This research is a big first step in making plans to begin a school here on the property where we live. Please pray for us as we will begin research on two neighboring districts in August.
Pray for this opportunity to reach out and show love to the “least of these.” It is so heart breaking to see these children, many of whom are not well cared for by their families and communities because of their disability.
One of the many children we identified who really touched our hearts is a boy named Roger who is ten years old. He was born with congenital cataracts, which means he is also blind. He has spent most of his life in one room of his dirt floor house. The Assemblies in Burundi run an eye clinic that performs cataract surgeries in the capital city, Bujumbura. We are looking into whether it will be possible and beneficial to do a cataract operation on Roger. Pray that this might be possible — that he might receive his sight, that he would be able to come to school learn sign language so that he might learn about Christ! Roger has a sister who is also blind and deaf and has other mental disabilities. Sometimes needs overwhelm us! Pray for strength and wisdom as to how to display Christ’s love in every situation we encounter.
You also must help us by prayer so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessings granted us through the prayers of many | 2 Corinthians 1:11