Report - Hosanna Institute of the Sahel
HOSANNA INSTITUTE of SAHEL NIGER April 2016 “Don’t be afraid! I am the first and the last. I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive for ever and ever.” Rev. 1:17, 18
Dear Friends and Partners,
This world can be a place of terror, tragedy and personal trial, but the reality of Easter offers us a glimpse of His presence and reassures us that His promises are true.
Easter is a celebration of life and a reflection of a living God. Thank God, this is not limited to one Sunday in the year only. NIAMEY CHURCH
With a life illustration of a very well guarded tomb, the Easter story was presented: “The angel said to the women, do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matt. 28:5, 6) The fact of Christ’s resurrection was enough reason for all the different ethnic groups and for big and small to celebrate with songs and dances. We cannot forget that the essence of Christianity is Christ, the One crucified, resurrected, ascended into heaven, and coming back again. Without Him—and without His resurrection—there is no Christianity. VISIT FROM ENID, OKLAHOMA—USA
It was an honor and a privilege to have Pastor Wade and his wife Rachelle visit the mission in Niger for the first time. Through divine providence the Lord allowed this Pastor and His church to be part of all the developments of this ministry. From the early stages, when Hosanna was nothing but a vision, the Lord prompted Him to support and send medical and well drilling teams to Niger. After all the practical and active contributions over the years, he was able to witness the fruit of this partnership and we were very blessed to have them here.
During a very short visit, not more than 36 hours in country, they were able to visit several sites of the ministry. Straight from the airport, their first stop was at the Kollo Clinic. Sunday morning, they celebrated the church service with us and after his preaching, four young people accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Amazed and thankful for a work well done, Kyle and Carol Williams (donors of the new tower) congratulated Ben and Maiga, the engineers in charge of the tower construction. Pastor Wade visited the Wodabe center and the church and the village of Sarando.
VISIT TO SENEGAL Honoring an invitation from Jon Cassel with CBN Afrique, the US team, together with Yacouba and Rabe, our agricultural technician, went on to Senegal and visited various projects there. The first visit was to the Barthimee Hospital in Thies to learn from their experience of running a Christian Health center. From there we went on to M’Bour, also in the region of Thies, to see the Beersheba project. There the team had an opportunity to meet the leaders of the center, hear about the vision God gave them, and share some meals with the new students.
The long-term vision of Hosanna Institute of the Sahel (HIS) is to establish a similar school where local students can be empowered and trained spiritual and in practical skills in order to impact their communities in a more effective way. The visit to the Beersheba project was very motivating and inspiring. We could see the great impact of the school and we are convinced that in the very near future this will become a reality in Niger.
Rabe our agricultural technician was very eager to take notes of all the sites and projects.
CBN SUPPORTED AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS AND UPDATE
The team visited a CBN drip irrigation project that could bring a considerable impact in Niger, as it is a landlocked country and water is a limiting factor in the success of farming operations. In Niger, watering is still done manually by most farmers in the villages.
The women are struggling very much with water management. Often they are forced to abandon their site before harvest because of water shortage, as the water source dries up before harvest. The drip irrigation project in Niger will bring a great relief for the work and will most likely improve the harvest.
After a review of the well drilling rig and waiting on few repairs, Brent Lang, an experienced well driller, was more than ready to start the work. Together with Kyle Williams, and the local team, they drilled four wells in the Kollo area. One to serve a rural maternity clinic, two at different schools and the last one in a remote village. Working during this month, the heat and the very dusty air was a big challenge. We are thankful for their commitment and perseverance. John Stam, who is the coordinator of the well drilling program, inventoried all the well drilling supplies at the storage in Sarando.
For the safe arrival, the great visit and all the work that could be done during the visit of the US team.
We would like to thank Jon Cassel, with CBN, for the inspirational project tour in Senegal.
We are encouraged by the many local phone calls from listeners and viewers of Radio and TV Fidélité
We are thankful for this kind of meeting that started in March and is planned to happen every three months to fellowship with the women of all the ethnic centers. After learning about "Our rights and benefits as believers,” taught by Renaté, the women were eager to aquire a very beneficial skill on how to make liquid soap. The women from the Hausa center had the initiative to learn this first and were able to teach it to all the other women at this meeting.
For peace and political stability in the country.
For the Kollo clinic as the main partner is withdrawing in June. There is an urgent need of new partners and funding.
For protection against excessive heat and dust related sicknesses, mostly amongst children.
For equipment, qualified personnel and development of the TV Station.
For active follow up of new believers and discipleship in every ethnic center.
Thank you again for your faithful support and prayers!
May the Lord continue to guide you!
It is a great blessing to partner with you and to work together for His Kingdom in Niger. The Hosanna Team
This work in Niger is only possible through donations of friends, partners and individuals.
If God is prompting you to contribute to this ongoing progress, please use the following information:
NBC Bank, Enid, OK, Hosanna Institute of the Sahel Online Deposit Account
Routing number: 103112523 / Account number: 034059881
For more information: www.hosannasahel.org or www.hisdeutschland.de