Newsletter august 2017
This morning I was really moved to tears when I saw how the Lord provided for us. It is difficult financially these months, and it has really encouraged us tremendously to see how you, individually and collectively, haven given. Your support helps us to be the hands, feet and voice of Jesus in Misión Adulam. Our young people get a chance to change and make a new start, thank you for being an important part of the body of Christ in Bolivia.
New challenge in Jesed
Helping boys in the ages 8 to 12 didn’t work out as we planned and hoped. In these school holidays, we gave two weeks of educational support to children from our neighbourhood – over 50 in all. How real this need is in our neighbourhood, we won’t know until the schools started again. Many of these children have real learning difficulties, there was even a girl who told us she is being abused, so enough work to do. We will see in these coming months if we are able to do part childcare and part educational support in this house. Whatever way we will move ahead, it means expanding the staff implying extra expenses which is difficult, also we need to equip classrooms and find materials.
We are also considering the option to invite some staff to take retirement. We have staff in that age bracket who worked with us for many years and therefor are expensive on the payroll. We could absorb their jobs with personnel on contract basis. After today’s encouragement (in our finances) I think we just need to continue to follow our hearts there where the Lord leads – trusting that He’ll take care of the rest.
Intersession and prayer
Besides prayer for our young people and asking the Lord to help us, will you also please pray for the team? Three ladies in the team have resp. daughters and a son with serious health issues. On a regular basis, they unburden their hearts with me. It is hard to feel their powerlessness and see the suffering of these young people.
Wishing you a lovely summer, walking closely with the Lord.
Bye, Fineke and teams.
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