Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
“We are doing very well! We are working hard on the final phase of school construction. We also are able to be doing a lot in the gardens. We harvested two acres of corn today. We were able to butcher a goat two days ago and all ten pigs are in the pig pens,” reported a upbeat and motivated Rev. Paul this evening.
A note on the school construction--this construction is for the school office and space that will allow our school to add seventh grade this year. Rev. Paul reported that they are interviewing teachers for different subjects for the seventh grade curriculum. Starting in seventh grade, teachers are hired by the hour for instruction in the teacher’s specialty. Grades K-6 are self-contained classrooms with a teacher and sometimes an aide. NEHLM is excited for this expansion of the La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphelinat (MADO-The House of the Lambs of God Orphanage) School because our orphanage has twelve 7th graders this year. This way we will not pay tuition to another school for our twelve plus be able to serve other 7th graders in the community and receive tuition from them. The NEHLM board has discussed the expense of upper grade education (7th onward) with the possibility of having the upper grade sponsorships increasing. We pray for the Lord’s guidance so that we strive towards the most efficient method to provide these children an education.
A note on the pig pens. This project was funded several months ago. MADO did acquire some swine for breeding purposes and had them in existing facilities, that made do as temporary pig pens. Rev. Paul explained that he was waiting for construction materials to be a better price before they built the pens. We are glad to see the pens completed now and a steady supply of meat protein being pursued.
Thank you for your interest in this ministry.
The Lord be with you,
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser