Dear Friends -
July Prayer & Praise,
The School of Reformation (SOR), Teacher Training School is in its 3rd week and is going well. Pray for anointing for Suzanne, me, Ashleigh and Jules as we teach and for breakthroughs for the students. We have 9 students this year. That is good. Many of them are working with Beautiful Gate here, in Zambia or South Africa. Here is an update on our staff and students.
TFA staff at the Hunter's house
Rayman Gumbo From Zimbabwe- IS here on a 1/2 scholarship and need another $300 to pay his fees and books. Ray would also like to stay on with us after school.
Peter Banda - Zambia - Principle of a new Christian school 60k north of Windhoek, Namibia.
Tertu Banda -Namibian, Owambu Tribe - Peter's wife - did the school 7 years ago and is doing it again with Peter.
Thelma Kaping'a - Wife of Bill Kaping'a, Base leader in Zambia where Beautiful Gate has started a primary school for HIV/AIDS orphans and OVCs. She teaches grade 1
Ivy Keembe - also from BG Zambia and teaches Grade 2. Both she and Thelma are here on their own and we hope their husbands can visit while they are in Namibia.
Luke Runyon - Is on my staff and is attending the SOR before he makes a decision about his future direction. He works at Community Hope School in the afternoon and helps with the sports and work program after school.
Marije Puper - From Holland has been with Beautiful Gate in Cape Town for a couple of years. Pray for her for future direction. She would like to stay on with us for a while after the SOR. We really could use her help.
Arnold and Hilda are staff members of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Namibia in Katutura where we will be moving CHS to next year.
Ashleigh Don - Is on our staff she just came back from TFN and SOTB and will return to Tyler to do SOE and then teach at CHS for 2 years. She is our administrator right now. Ash is teaching how to each literature to help children love God more.
Jules and Mercia Barry - New Zealand and RSA are on SOR staff for 3 months. Jules did the SOR 3 years ago. He is helping with many of the practical details of the school and will also be teaching once a week. Mercia will be taking over the SOR books as soon as she can, She had a baby last week! Daniel Barry. His 2 year old brother is Benjamin.
above - SOR class with Ashleigh teaching
Below - Ashleigh Teaching in SOR classroom
Suzanne and I are doing well. Suzanne has had the flu for a week and has just started teaching again today. She teaches The Writing Road to Reading and Sentence Analysis and English Grammar. I am teaching The Biblical Philosophy of Education and Government, The Hand of God in History, and How to Teach and Learn the Bible as well as introducing the other subjects that make up an Christian Curricula.
Community Hope School
I will not leave you as orphans,
Archie Beukes is doing a great job teaching our Grade one class. He is thorough and really is becoming a Master Teacher. He is a wonderful example and Father to the children at the school as most of them have no Godly role models where they live. His wife Romé is an inspiration to all of us as she raises her three sons, David, Stephen and Caleb, to know and love God.
Sofia Elago is Archie’s assistant at CHS and is teaching science, history and Bible. She is such a blessing. Sofia is learning to drive and making a great effort to improve her English so she can be a Master Teacher as well.
Suzanne also teaches at CHS and works with both Archie and Sofia helping them with classroom policies and discipline and parent/caregiver – teacher relations.