Today marks the first day of school for Jennifer and the boys. The boys have been making the most of the last few weeks of vacation. Ben’s been doing odd jobs around the house to earn a little bit of extra cash and Cole’s been trying to work through a correspondence course for Chemistry. Jennifer has been working to get not only her class but also the school ready for today. Most of the renovations from last years flood have been completed but there are still a few handymen (and women) putting together the science lab and the cafeteria.
August, however, is still holiday season for most students in Niger—school doesn’t begin until late September. The church youth are participating in weeklong youth retreat at which Dave shared Tuesday afternoon. This youth retreat is being done in conjunction with several churches in town. Dave has been working on putting together a leadership retreat for the church at the end of this month that will focus on church planting. Please pray that not only the details would come together but that this would be a time when God would speak to people and be a catalyst for further ministry.