Dear friends,

Mary I travel to Ghana on May the 1st. We return mid-July.

Currently the work is in good shape. The health centre is complete and we have enough funding to employ the nurse now.

The building work on the school is going well. Once the roof is on, we are in a position to move ahead little by little building the classrooms. We are currently restricted to working at weekends because we cannot build above the children in the classrooms below.

The school chaplain is doing a good job and we are now planning for a youth Pastor. The school is a missionary school and must be used for mission, which is what we are now doing.

We’re about to run a programme for 10 of the church and school young people to equip them to lead the youth church.

We are visiting Kumasi in June and continue to develop the work in Accra.

The Internet work is strong, with OBS, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. The new “Good morning Mission” on Wednesdays on YouTube is going well.

David and Pat visited St John’s Hebburn to speak about the Mission. I think we will get good prayer support from there.

Dave, the trust’s chairman, has produced an outline of the structure of the work, and the joy of this structure is that it is organic – it has grown around us. It shows the strength of the work which the Lord has built.

The sustainability projects are getting better as we learn how to do them. The health centre has been supported totally by sustainability.

Sadly our beloved sister Eveline died on Easter day and now prays for us in the invisible church. We thank God for her. We were very much her family.

The work is now such that in the coming years when Mary and I inevitably have to withdraw from travelling, the structure and the team in place will be able to continue what we began. I built the work from the beginning with this in mind, and I am thrilled to see it coming into place.

Mary and Jim

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January 2023