Monday, 19 January 2009

Antoine speaking on Sunday morning

We had a good meeting on Sunday with 7 visitors joining us. Pat continued his series on family with a sermon on 'Being part of the local church' emphasizing the importance of small groups which bear a closer resemblance to the early church than our Sunday meetings do.

We have agreed to a request by the local authorities to start a preschool at our building. They will start with about 100 children and will teach from 8.00 to 12.00 on weekdays. The owner of the building that we rent is making many improvements and has put in concrete floors, plastered the walls, put in ceilings, installed wiring and plumbing. We signed a contract with him for another year so this gives us space to plan for building on our own land nearby. We are also giving some thought to starting a tea house in the evenings as an alternative to the many bars in the village that offer the only social life.