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Week 1 â€¢ 2008 T.I.A. (This is
My outreach team arrived safely in
They started a community center (which is also our home) to teach, pray and care for Talibe children - boys who are disciples of the Koran.
Many of them go hungry, sleep in the streets, and are beaten if they donâ€™t make money. Itâ€™s modern day slavery of children. Weâ€™ve heard some are even sold and are killed for witchcraft sacrifices. Most of these kids are brought here from
Also the family took us to a village in Mbor. They purchased property there this past year and plan to build another community center. The center will include a medical center, sports center, missionary base, and a school. We were able to see the design plans and pray over the land while we were there. There are many opportunities available for missionaries and volunteer teams to help with this project. Some of them include the following: construction workers, medical and dental nurses/doctors, skilled trade teachers and football (soccer) coaches. We also spent time with a local Fulani tribe that lives nearby. We sang songs and passed out treats to the children. It was an amazing day for our team.
Wednesday we attended a prayer meeting with local ministry leaders and YWAMers. We met Gary, YWAM Director of
Friday night we facilitated a teen night at the community center. Sunday morning Alex helped lead worship and John Paul preached at church which is in the familyâ€™s home. Weâ€™re definitely keeping busy. Also everyone loves to play soccer, so we play a lot of it with the kids. We forgot to mention that we have room-mates: Remy and Ruth (who are married) and Muhammad. They are full-time volunteers at the center and oversee a lot of the ministry that takes place. They have been a blessing to us as well.
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