Christian School in Danger
Current condition of the classrooms (above and below)
The school is also used for community evangelistic outreach as shown in this meeting led by the school’s resident missionary, Thomas. He also holds weekly cell group meetings for those who have come to Christ. (Picture by Africa Director Rae Burnett)
October 12, 2011
The name and location of this ministry is not revealed for security reasons.
Two years ago, in one of the secular Islamic countries of Africa, the owner of a highly-rated private school became a believer through the leader of an indigenous missionary ministry supported by Christian Aid. He gave his school building to be used by the ministry to build the Lord's kingdom and became a missionary himself. He has already brought more than 40 people to Christ. The ministry leader had been praying for more than 15 years to be able to provide a Christian education for believers. Public schools are not madrassas, but education is Islamic, and all teachers are Muslim.
Christian Aid has set up a fund to enable the ministry to make renovations and replace dilapidated and broken equipment in order that the school can open on time. Contributions may be phoned in using a credit card at 800-977-5650 (Gift Code 500RCD) or online at the bottom of this page.
The new school is nearly ready to open. The principal is a native missionary who is well-known and highly esteemed in education circles. Because of this, some influential Muslim families have enrolled their children, knowing it is a Christian school. This answer to prayer provides a means to present Christ to many who might never otherwise hear the gospel.
Ministry leaders knew that there were renovations that had to be made and equipment that must be replaced in order to properly open the school, and they have trusted that the Lord would continue to provide. In the meantime they have registered 300 students between the ages of 3 and 16 years old.
The teachers are prepared and ready to provide these children with the education their future depends upon and the spiritual teaching they need in order to come into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Loving gifts from generous Christian Aid donors have provided all but $20,000 needed to open the school on schedule. Your contribution will provide new desks and chairs among other necessities for the school to open and run properly. The picture at right shows the equipment currently in the classrooms. The school is truly desperate to have these needs met.
Would you prayerfully consider giving to this need? Enter an amount below if you would like to give towards making the opening of this Christian school possible.