January, 2024

Dear Friends,

It’s been a slow month with not too much new going on.

Our construction projects in N’Djamena (Chad) and Uvira (DR Congo) are still moving along. Thankfully, the new multi-purpose building in N’Djamena is nearly finished. The plaster on the walls is mostly complete, and then the painting begins. In Uvira, we’ve started Phase 2 of construction (walls).

We’re beginning our plans for our summer Congo Bible Camp. My preference would be to meet in Goma (DR Congo), but there’s been some civil unrest there, and some people are fleeing the city. We might have an opportunity to meet in Rwanda, the country next door. Life there is much more tranquil, generally speaking, but at this time, it’s not clear if the facility in question can support the number of people we would like to bring. Pray for wisdom as we continue to evaluate options.

Also, we’ll begin a new curriculum in the book of James, and target the teaching at the pastors and evangelists across the ~25 deaf churches in the region that we serve. Currently, we plan to start a study in the book of James, and equip the pastors and evangelists with tools for understanding the book and preaching faithfully from it.

Indeed, your prayers are coveted.

Tim Foster
Christian Mission for the Deaf