The quarter has been busy with the community here in Oditel actively involved in harvesting millet, groundnuts and planting sorghum, cassava and sweet potatoes.
On behalf of the community of Oditel, allow me extend our sincere and deep hearted gratitude to the lovely members of River Church for their generous continued support to the community and more so to the vulnerable children in this community. We really appreciate your contribution. We are able to see practically the following changes in the lives of these little children:
The CarePoint has been progressing well despite a few days when the weather/rains affected attendance at the CarePoint. The children were fed on rice beans, meat, and posho at the CarePoint.
The CarePoint has engaged two volunteers to help in teaching children various aspects. The two volunteers both are students from a Bible college and they include:
Both Sam and Bosco are not married. They are outgoing and flow very well with children.
|Updates on Lessons and Skills|
The lessons children were taught this quarter include:
The children attend the CarePoint weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during holidays and on Saturdays alone during school days. In addition to the above lessons, children were taught some songs, and fun games.
The children participated in the children’s conference organized by Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) church. They participated in Praise and Worship, serving food to the church members, and welcoming visitors/ushering. All people including the children ate posho and beans, which the church had prepared for all the participants.
The following topics were taught during the conference:
Besides that, the children were out of school for the short holiday, which has ended on 4 September 2011. While at home the children helped their guardians with domestic work such as washing dishes, cooking, fetching water, and collecting firewood for the girls, and the boys help in taking care of the animals, and garden work. During holidays, children come to the CarePoint for discipleship lessons and praise and worship sessions.
|Messages from the children|
After interacting with the children they had the following to say in brief:
Oditel this quarter was blessed to have two sponsors visit the CarePoint on different dates. One sponsor (Caitlin) came first on 14 July 2011, and the other, (Kate) came on 11th August 2011. Caitlin since her arrival has been a great blessing to the entire community. She has also been able to blend very well with the community. Caitlin had the following activities to carryout in Oditel:
The other sponsor’s stay (Kate) was brief in that, she spent only a few days in Oditel, but all the same it was great moment for her sponsored children Amoding Cecilia and Isarit Kevin. Kate mostly spent time with her sponsored children and also visited the CarePoint.
|Work in progress|
The Pit - latrine is not yet complete because the water table is very high and to make it worse, it’s a rainy season and this is a real challenge for the children at the CarePoint.
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