April, 2023

Dear Friends,

Continue to pray for our Nigerian students, John Ayanowle and Cyprain Oraetoka. They’re having a hard time finding suitable intepreters for their classes at ECWA Theological Seminary in Igbaja, Nigeria. Continue to keep them in your prayers as they are away from their families during this time.

In Chad, Director Yves reports that they had a very wonderful Easter camp. They met in the mountains of Bitkine, about 200 miles east, and were joined by some American missionaries who were very curious to see a congregation of deaf Christians. He reports that the scenery was a welcome change from the arid climate of N’Djamena, and the people hosting the camp were wonderfully hospitable. The topic of the camp was the Life of Isaac and Jacob, and a number of deaf people placed their faith in Jesus Christ, and made commitments to follow after Him. Praise God for His faithfulness to His people!

In Uvira (D.R. Congo), we’re started the process of getting the requisite paperwork to break ground on our new school – finally! Construction costs are still a little high due to Covid, and at this point, it doesn’t look like they’ll come down much more. Director Pililo has an ambitious budget in hand, so pray that we’ll be able to make good time and be ready for the fall semester!

Indeed, your prayers are coveted.

Tim Foster
Christian Mission for the Deaf