P.S. From The Maxwells

Phil & ShannonMaxwell Serving in Niger, West Africa

Maxwell Ministries 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA 94550 maxwellministries@comcast.net

February 2011


For the last several years the ACEN church property has been open to all who passed by, including sheep, goats and people. This month they began rebuilding the wall and installing a gate which was donated from another mission project. With this new security they hope to protect the church property. Once this is completed the church would like to
begin making bricks to build a permanent church structure.
Pray that these physical changes at the church will encourage spiritual growth as well.

It is time to start building a new home for Alhassane and his family. He has been given a new, dry piece of land and a gift to help purchase over 800 mud bricks to build a small, new house. Phil, along with Alhassane drove down to a nearby mud brick making area and began hauling bricks over to the property where the building is to begin.
Pray that our help with this project will be a testimony to Alhassane’s family,
to the ACEN Church and to his neighbors.

Building Relationships

Sahel youth sing with kids
during Sunday School

Phil preaching while
Etienne translates

The Sahel Academy youth Worship Team continues to build their relationship with the ACEN
Church. The students prepared songs in French and Gourma as well as a Sunday School
program for the children while Phil gave the message to the adults.
We are grateful for this growing outreach ministry between the teens and the church.
They were joyfully asked to return again in a couple of months.


  • Progress on the wall at the church
  • Building relationships within the church
  • Calm first round elections


  • That our financial support team would grow.
  • Health of the children at the orphanage—Fausia has begun PT on her arm after surgery & Emma was hospitalized for Typhoid.
  • Church growth and leadership.
  • Strength during the hot season.
  • Opportunity for a summer vacation.
  • Continue to pray for security, protection and peace in the city.

“Therefore encourage one another and BUILD each other up, just as
in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

An Opportunity!

Last month we asked you to pray about the possibility or our family having a vacation outside of Niger, this is why; Our family has been presented with an opportunity to housesit a home in the United Kingdom for 5 weeks this summer. This would be a provision for rest and a place for our extended family to join us for a couple of weeks. But we still need the funds to get there; roundtrip airfare, from
Niger to the UK is $3,500.
If you would like to contribute towards this
OPPORTUNITY gifts can be sent to:
Maxwell Ministries
5432 Theresa Way
Livermore, CA 94550

( Please designate gifts for “travel”)



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