Hello from Koro,
We hope your first month of 2017 was great.
Our year is starting well here. We start the year with thanksgiving for the visit of Americans Brandon Pomeroy and Johnson who don’t see obstacles when it comes to visiting and helping the less fortunate. They only see the needy hand outstretched and faded kid’s faces.
Their visit here is a renewing blessing to us like rain every year.
Although the best we have here in Koro is way less than anything Americans can call comfort they came down braving mountains and valley.
I remember the astonishing exclamation of a lady, asking: "Are there still Toubabou "White men" on this land? What a long time since I meet one!!!"
Many students are still expressing their sorrow for missing Brandon and Kay because of the holiday.
The girls at the school have never been prouder than after Kay Johnson talked to them. And female teacher Néma and Rachel have again shared with those who missed Kay's teaching on AFRIPad. It is a big relief on them as they worry about how to properly handle their body change.
Many students despite the holiday came along to meet them.
The building of the third floor is going well. The construction has started and it is hard work to take everything up by hand.
Please pray for the workers so that they are safe and sound during all this building process.
We are expecting the iron for construction this week. It gives us a special excitement to see how things are going now.
The Ten Commandments are on the wall of Grace school. The students and parents like and appreciate them very much.We hope the commandments will be finally written on the heart of every single student and teacher, convincing them of sin and justice by the power of the Holly Spirit.
Thank you so much for partnering with us for this fight against ignorance, beside some of the most disadvantaged kids in the world.
God bless you,
Your friend Ibrahima
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”