Hope Alive/Missionary Field Report/Liberia, West Africa

“As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to overthrow, to destroy and to bring diaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 31:28

Silvanus Connect opened in February of this year. We have had 25 students from the ages of 12 to 47 to enroll in our computer courses. The classes are “very rich” as the Liberians say. You miss a lot of information when you are absent just one day of class.

As we proceed through a lesson, I believe, that when you come across a word that you don’t understand and proceed without learning about that word, it causes confusion in the mind of the learner. In fact, a student will stop listening to the instructor and begin to ponder the meaning of a word. We do our utmost best not to allow that to happen in our courses.

A recent lesson on input devices in the Introduction to Computer course is an example. A 3D scanner is an input device. What is a 3D scanner? We watched this quick video.

We discussed the scanner and its uses.

Hope is:

  • A student comes to class with level 3 malaria. He is on meds that make him nausea, shaky and weak. After 30 minutes in class he admits to himself that he can’t concentrate, goes home but returns the next day on time and feeling just slightly better completes the day’s lesson.
  • Another student is attacked on the job site, stabbed with scissors in the skull and nose. He spends the weekend in the hospital. Monday morning he is the first student in the classroom, stitches and all. He has not missed a day.

It is exciting to see students so eager to learn. We at Silvanus are committed to “Building and Planting A Hope for the Future.”

Pray with us,

Hattie

 

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