Friday, May 23, 2008

ELWA Academy is growing!

Right now is a pretty exciting time back in Liberia.
A team from Cedarville U. in Ohio is at ELWA working on the water system.
Steve Kejr (an SIMer who lived in Liberia for around 30 years, and now works at SIM USA in Charlotte) is working on overhauling one of ELWA's generators.
James Kesselly and the ELWA Team are working on developing their central finance and management office for coordinating key aspects of the ministry.
The ECUL Churches just held a pastors training seminar, in partnership with a team from the US, and over 90 pastors and leaders attended!
And... the ELWA Academy is growing! Up until now, the Academy, a Liberian Christian school run by the ELWA management, has been making use of the buildings that belonged to the SIM-run missionary-kid school in the 70s and 80s. There are 392 students there in nursery through 7th grade. But now, they have filled all those classrooms and need 2 additional rooms to get up through 9th grade. Pray along with us for funds to complete this project! Here is a picture, taken today, of the new foundation for this new 2 room Kindergarten extension.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Prom Night

So we got a cute little video camera free when we signed up for our internet service. Rick says we'll pay for it when we have to cancel early in August. Anyway, it's so easy to use and then I could edit the clips. So here is what I ended up with on Max's prom night. He was asked by a junior girl, Kennis Forte, from church. They had a great time.