Greetings from Jos.
I hope the pictures above give you a sense of joy and wonder at the miraculous things God has been doing here on our Girls Transition House project. This time last year we did not even have a piece of land paid for and now as I write to you we hope to complete the building enough to be able to enter at the beginning of September. We are finishing the plastering and will begin hanging the ceiling and then do the floors and windows in the next two weeks.
The dining room/kitchen and store has been mostly constructed it is just waiting for its mosquito netting and tables and stools. The bore hole is done and the tower for the water and we await the plumbing and the electrical power to be connected to the house. So as you can appreciate the next few weeks are going to be very busy.
I want to appreciate everyone who has donated or raised money towards the project. Many people have been involved in different ways , some have eaten curries, done sponsored walks, held a clothes swapping party, had a quiz night, and a craft sale, coffee mornings and cake sales and sacrificed to give us money. We are blessed beyond our expectations and the girls are so excited at the prospect of moving in to their new home. They have been praying throughout and love to hear how people have been raising money and seeing the miracles before their own eyes has really strengthened their faith.
They have been doing their part by farming as much of the land as possible to grow some food and have enthusiastically been prayer walking the land and the buildings as they develop.
However, as I write this we are running out of money to do these final things and desperately need your help to finish this phase of the project so we can move in at the beginning of September. So if you have been meaning to donate and have not yet, please do so asap, or can you think of some way to raise money to help us?
The project number to donate as usual is 96902 Girls Transition House Nigeria at www.sim.org or www.sim.co.uk
Then we will need help to paint and tile and garden when the rains stop, after October. Is this something you could volunteer your time , resources and manpower to come and do for us ????
Is there someone who could come and advise us on our farming and teach good ways of looking after the soil ?
If this appeals to any of you or someone you can connect us with please contact me at my address.
Finally please pray along with us as we are still seeking a mature couple to come and be house parents in one of the houses, this is a very urgent need.
The needs are much BUT we serve a mighty God and we are convinced he will complete what He has started and so we cling onto (Hebrews 11 v 1)
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”
This was our memory verse in our recent camp we just ran for 160 kids in Gyero.
Thank You for partnering with me in this ministry