GBIM missionary Barb Wooler and Madame Zokoe, the Africa-based director of Project Hope and Charite ministry to orphans in the Central African Republic, respond here to the offering of more than $30,000 taken Tuesday evening at the FGBC national conference in Tampa for the support of the orphan center:
Dear family in Christ,
Words cannot express the gratitude of our hearts for your goodness to us and our children. Last night Madame Zokoe and I walked home a bit in a daze. It’s only this morning that we have started to understand the implications of your gift received last night.
Among the “new realities” that Madame Zokoe and I woke up to this morning is the realization that we can now send our teen girls to James Gribble High School since we now have the funds to place them in a home with godly house parents to watch over them.
We could have never imagined that God would work in such a way in answer to our prayer last Thursday (July 24) when we asked God for an immediate and significant influx of funds to cover the costs of sending our children to Christian boarding school.
We feel overwhelmed by the love of our Grace Brethren family in Christ, sensing that you are really and truly standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us as we do all we can to raise a new generation of Central African believers who will pursue excellence in all things.
PLEASE EMAIL ME (firstname.lastname@example.org) AS SOON AS YOU GET BACK ONLINE so that I can include you on a special email update I will send that will include, among other things, photos, and stories of some of the young adults whose lives your giving will be impacting during the next school year.
Please accept our sincere expressions of the profound love and gratitude that we feel for you all. What if God would be moving in our hearts as a Fellowship to not be willing to coexist on a planet where Asian and African children are the prey of wickedness and famine?
Love in Christ,
Barb Wooler and Madame Alexandrine Zokoe
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