Update from CMS South America mission partner Sharon Wilcox.
An extract from Sharon’s latest newsletter, Wilcock 11.
” I started a new life skills programme on 29th May with just one student, Cristian. A couple of weeks later, a young lady called Camila joined us. She uses sign language. I had been in the middle of telling her grandmother that we did not have the skills to be able to communicate with Camila, when the church secretary interrupted to say that there was a member of the church who used to teach sign language, and so she would ask her if she could help us. She said yes. So Camila joined us and on 24th June we had our first sign language workshop.
The church has been really supportive, providing cooking utensils and buying us a cooker. Thanks to friends in the UK, I have been able to provide some materials to get us started. The pastor, Gustavo, opened the new programme, praying for all that we would be doing. As Gloria and I are not paid, and the church is in use every weekday anyway, we are able to offer free places on the programme. Many people cannot afford the fees asked for by schools and foundations, so when word gets around we may have several more people wanting to come.
I realise how richly I have been blessed for remaining faithful to God, and seeking to do his will. I have a new job, with a new purpose; a new home with new furniture; someone teaching us Ecuadorian sign language, and a real sense of contentment that doing God’s will brings. “
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