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Mitangoni

Term 1, 2022

Greetings!

We give glory to God for helping us complete the third term of the 2021 school year, held in early 2022. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to transform lives through the hope of Christ. Here are some of the successes and highlights we want to share with you.

Blessings,
Rachel Tili, 
Headteacher, Mitangoni

Current Stats

Total Enrolled: 197 students
Total Unsponsored: 197 students

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Hope Transforms: A Success Story

*Jonah is a grade four student at the Mitangoni center. His parents are separated and he was left with his mother who got a job away from home and left him in the care of his grandmother. The mother provides for him financially and also keeps in touch.

Jonah has been a cooperative student, but this changed at the beginning of this term when he started exhibiting strange behavior. Most of the time, he would come to school late, stay a while and then leave claiming to be sick only for his grandmother to bring him back to school the next day saying he is not sick. When this persisted, the headteacher asked the grandmother to take the boy to the hospital for a thorough check-up. She did as advised and the medics found nothing wrong with the boy. Despite this prognosis, Jonah’s behavior did not change and it instead advanced to absenteeism.

It became the norm for the social worker to go looking for Jonah, counsel him, and then send him to class. It got to the point where out of the five days of school, Jonah would attend just one. One day, the social worker went looking for Jonah and he agreed to come back to school. As he was being talked to, he ran away from the office and nobody could catch him. He ended up staying away from home and school for two days and we searched for him frantically. We eventually found him and he was emphatic that he would not go back to school saying that he could see three men armed with knives chasing him and warning him never to go to school.

The community we serve believes in witchcraft and is steeped in its practice. The social worker advised Jonah’s grandmother not to take her grandchild to a witch doctor and we thank God because she agreed. That morning, all Mitangoni staff members decided to conduct morning devotion in Jonah’s grandma’s house. We prayed for the young boy as we asked the Lord to deliver him from the works of the enemy. 

We thank God because He gave us a resounding victory on that day! Jonah was saved and delivered from the jaws of witchcraft and witch doctors. Each time we see Jonah in school well settled and happy, we give glory to God. The young boy now never misses any of his classes and no longer has to be escorted to school.

Join us to pray for this community that we serve, that they will experience transformation and a renewal of their minds so that they can accept the Gospel and shun all evil.

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Term Highlights

  • All our academic calendar activities went on as envisioned and we are grateful that there were no interruptions. All our students successfully sat for their end-of-term exams and will be moving on to the next grade. Glory be to God.
  • We held a colorful graduation ceremony for our 35 kindergarten students who are set to join grade one on April 25th. It has been exciting watching these young ones learn how to read and write.
  • Our students participated in a spelling bee competition among themselves and grade three were the winners.
  • We engaged our students in athletics interclass competitions and this has fostered bonding between classmates which has resulted in the students loving school even more.

Prayer Requests

  • All our 197 students do not have sponsors. Please pray that they will all receive sponsorship.
  • Pray for the construction of our own classes.
  • Pray for our community to strongly and boldly depend on God not on witchcraft and witchdoctors as they currently do.

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