Chad, Africa in ThailandRich Stigall
Joe Knittig, Thailand
We arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We’re here to continue scrubbing South Asia expansion, where child trafficking is rampant (especially for little girls in poverty).
Woke up in Thailand this morning to an uplifting email from Pastor Bako, the local church pastor at Village Altonodji in the Chad, Africa, orphan outreach.
Pastor Bako’s note is set out below. Pray for him, for the church, for Chad. A team of 10 from Spanish River Church in Boca Raton are headed there soon. Pray for them, please.
FROM PASTOR BAKO:
We are living in the world of challenges and we can only do as much as the Lord enables us to do in His sovereignty.
Yesterday we had an opening worship service for the new school year at the VA. Church leaders, parents, children, teachers, staff of SCPEDT, authorities attended this service. It was wonderful to praise our God for His goodness. Last year the result of school year was successful and we wanted to launch this new school year under His regards. We added 40 new orphans coming from different localities such Ndjamena, Lere, Pala, Beinamar, Gagal, Kelo, Doba, Koumra, Sarh, Bebedjia, Beladjia, Benoye. There is a joy here at the VA.
One of the orphans coming from Beinamar is an orphan of father and mother and his aunt who was caring of him had died then nobody to care of him again and he escaped to go to Cameroon and was found at the frontier of Chad and Cameroon. They brought him back to us at the VA. He has found a new family of Christ and is enjoying shelter, school, meal, brothers and sisters. This testimony was sharing during the worship service by the administrator of the VA and media as well radio stations are telling the story to the public how important is the ministry at the VA because of the numerous desperate children who are looking for someone to care of them in our society but… It’s not amazing?
Thank you once again for all your deeds from donors, and partners. 160 orphans all together under the regards of God this year to educate, feed is not easy but we count on God capacity to do so. This year will be again a big famine to face in Chad, pray that the Lord will always provide food for those in the desperate situations.
Be blessed and of good cheer!