School Year Finish!
The school year came to a close with numerous activities;
the Fine Arts Festival, a play written by our HS principal, banquets
graduation and farewells.
Shannons class stretched her this semester, as she taught
a wide range of abilitiesbut each student finished the
course and displayed their art quilts and favorite pieces in
the Fine Arts Festival. The class was proud of their hard work
and received many compliments from family and friends who came
to see their display.
We had a great group of students who served all year with
the orphanage outreach team. After
4 years of serving with the team, three of our senior students
will be moving on to college in the fall. We finished the year
with a good-bye water party, treats and some long hugs.
Micah received an award at the closing assembly for all
his hard work on the grounds during after school hours. He is
excited to be starting his Senior yeareven taking a few
courses this summer to get a head start.
Graduation kept us busy. Noah came to say good-bye to many
of his friends. Micah, along with his Jr. classmates helped prepare
the graduation reception. Shannon was one of the photographers
for the graduation, capturing the special moments for both the
parents and grads.
As this school year came to a close, we said many goodbyes
to teachers, staff and missionary families. Many left this year
for their home assignments, for their childrens college
education or to serve in new places. Shannons FAD classroom
was moved to a newly finished room. She will be spending time
this summer getting the classroom set up for the fall class,
as well a preparing the library for students return in August.
We now begin praying for the 2017-2018 school year;
for new students and teachers arriving in the next month, for
Micahs senior year, for those who will be part of the orphanage
team and for the students joining Shannons class in the
Thank you for praying!
. . .On Him we have set our hope, that he will continue to deliver
us, as you help us by your prayers.
will give thanks on our behalf for the
favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
2 Corinthians 1: 10b-11
The Need For Power!
We all depend on electrical power for so many things; appliances,
lights, fans, computers and ACs . This year the city of
Niamey has seen a significant increase in the number of power
outages, as was evident yesterday when we had 15 hours of no
power, even with a new electrical plant that opened in April. Phil
has been assisting several missionaries and mission agencies,
in finding backup electrical systems that work best for their
needs; battery backup or generator backup, to help during the
long power outages. Phil has also spent many hours working on
our personal Maxwell Ministries office and home backup system,
fixing and maintaining the generator Our generator has faithfully
severed us over the last 8 years, and its gasoline engine has
logged over 2,000 hours without a major overhaul! This generator
is now needing frequent maintenance and no longer provides the
same amount of power it once did. In 2015, fundraising for a
replacement diesel generator (with auto switch between city power
and generator) was begun. $4000 has been raised thus far, with
$2000 still needed to purchase a good, used diesel generator.
(A new one would cost $9000.) . If you would like to assist with
this need-donations for a replacement generator may be mailed
Maxwell Ministries, 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA. 94550,
memo Replacement Generator
Amina from the CSEN orphanage has been flown to France
for surgery on her ears which are chronically infected. Pray
for successful surgery and recovery.
Phil and his brother Daniel
April & May, Phils oldest brother, Daniel was
in Niger on business for 10 days. During this time he was able
to visit the orphanage and churches we work with. As a ministry
partner he was an encouragement as he provided valuable perspective
and feedback on various aspects of ministry, serving the Lord
and the church in Niger. It was also special to have family visit
us here in Niger
you for those who prayed for Noah after he was hit by a car,
while riding his bike, the last week of school. We are thankful
he was not more seriously injured. (Continue to pray as the drivers
insurance company has refused to pay for Noahs medical
expenses or the $1,000 deductible, we continue to work on this.)
Noah was able to take all of his exams and finish well his Freshman
year at John Brown University.
We enjoyed having Noah here in Niger the past several weeks.
While here he was able visit our church, connect with friends
and cheer on the recent Sahel graduates.
He has returned to Georgia, to spend the remainder of the
summer with Shannons parents. Pray that he would find work
for the remaining 6 weeks of his summer to help meet school costs
for the fall. Pray for his spiritual growth, leaning on the Lord
to clearly direct his steps.
..Boys Education (2017-18)
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