The first rule a missionary must learn is to be patient and flexible — neither of which come easy to me. Last week on the occasions that I visited the site where the last “minute” touches were being made to prepare for the opening of the Bible school modular sessions that would begin today, I was “cautiously optimistic”. Mattresses, whiteboards, desks, benches, solar lamps had all been delivered in anticipation for today. There was work yet to be done but I was assured that all would be done and everything would be set in order.
Yesterday when I went to see the progress I found that there was still much to do. One student had already arrived and by evening 25 of the 30 were already there – excited and ready to study. In the meantime construction work was still going on.
Springs of Hope has gotten of to a “shaky start” but it has started and for this we thank God. In the words of one student — “this is our school”