they work in the vegetable gardens they have. Alhassane
is still waiting for the approval of a new site for his house
as everyone was ordered to move to higher ground. Once
approval is given, we will use funds given by the NEWS Church
toward rebuilding his house. We hope within the next couple of
months that this family will be able to back in their own home.
In recent months Phil has been working with the ACEN Church,
helping them develop biblically based, God honoring, guidelines
and principles to build unity and maturity in the church. He
is encouraging them to have these guidelines put into writing.
Phil continues to preach one Sunday every other month at
the ACEN Church. He recently spoke on letting Gods Salt
and Light, the Holy Spirit, be evident in our lives, taken from
Mathew 5:13-16. You are the Salt of
the earth, . . . You are the light of the world . . . Let your
light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and
praise your Father in heaven. Pray that the
church will reach out to their neighbors, being salt and light
to those around themtelling them the Good News of Jesus.
one of the 6 year old girls from the CSEN Orphanage fell off
the bunk bed and broke her elbow last week. She is now at the
local hospital waiting to have surgery on her arm.
She was happy for visitors; Phil & I have stopped by several
times and brought some of her friends from the orphanage along
with one of the teen workers to share stories and color with
her this week. This is a good reminder for all of us to
pray for the safety of the children of the orphanage.
Update on Adamou
friend Adamou continues to recover from the two surgeries he
had. He has started physical therapy to regain strength and mobility
& is able to put some weight on his leg. He has begun walking
with the use of crutches.
Continue to pray for healing. The cost of the PT is more than the family
can afford, so we continue to help with gifts given by friends
& co workers.
As December 31st approaches, there is a need of $7,500
above normal giving to end our fiscal year fully funded. We ask
that you pray with us that God will meet this need. We know he
has directed our steps to Niger and that he is accomplishing
his work in us and thru us. We also know that He ALWAYS supplies
the needs of His children and His work so, we trust in His provision.
If you believe God is leading you to be a part of
meeting this need you may send donations by mail to:
Livermore, CA 94550
Serving the Lord together,
Phil & Shannon Maxwell,
David Stimmel, Dale
And Hassane Dan Karami
are thankful for your prayers & financial support this year.
Phil, Shannon, Noah & Micah Maxwell