Happy New Year to you all from all of us in Jos.
We have had a busy end of the year as we helped our children to celebrate the Birth of Jesus. A time to celebrate with music and dancing and Christmas Parties and gifts as we finished our first term at Integrity High School. We are thankful to all who gave donations to enable us to buy new clothes for all 350 of our children, to have a Christmas party in every centre and to eat plenty of chicken and rice; there were lots of smiling faces this Christmas as we saw God answer our prayers.
Exams were completed and certificates for good performance were presented
Cookies were made and decorated and wrapped (900 in all !!) and all of our neighbours were sung Christmas Carols to and handed our gifts by candlelight
Christmas parties, special numbers presented, gifts given out.
14 girls came to stay with me over the Christmas as they had no one to visit . . . . we barbequed and toasted marshmallows as we sang around the campfire on Christmas Eve.
On Christmas day we went to church and then ate our chicken and trifle, played games and watched movies.
We had a Happy Christmas and were very thankful to God for allowing us to see another year amongst a lot of insecurity in the country.
It is now time for me to start thinking about my next Home Assignment coming up at the beginning of February through till the end of May. I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can and sharing in more detail what amazing things God has been doing in our ministry in the last two years.
Thank you once again to all who make it possible for me to be here bringing joy to those whom the world seeks to disregard, but who are special to God.