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The Bannick Family : Rwanda, Africa
Dear Family and Friends,
We have a few different updates for you! So much has happened in the past few months since we sent out our last newsletter. From another pastor training in October, to the boy's finishing up the school year, to the hydro site continuing to be build, to having a new baby! Thank you for your continued prayers for ministry and for our family.
Pastor Training - Jim Baugh and Rick Seltzer from AZ traveled to Rwanda in October to teach the 25 local pastors and leaders. Rick taught on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Jim taught the theology of Missions from Genesis through Revelation. One of the pastors shared that their congregation needs Bibles. We are so thankful that Jim has set a goal to raise funds to provide approx. 300 Kinyarwanda Bibles! Please pray with us as he continues to raise the funds.
Shema and Theoneste finished up their school year at the end of October. Theoneste is excelling and we are so thankful for his hard work. He was promoted to Senior Two (8th grade) and this year, finished #13 out of 48. He loves science and english. We look forward to what God has in store for him this next school year (starting in February). We are sad to share that Shema has been asked by the school not to return due to poor behavior. Shema is done with private school but is welcome to continue at the local public school near his home. Please pray with us for his heart. Pray specifically that he will draw near to the Lord and chooses to call on Him. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to email us back. Theoneste will continue at Kigali Christian School this coming year. We would love for you to consider helping sponsor him.
Here are the details:
Theoneste: Kigali Christian School (KCS)
School tuition, all meals, boarding, school supplies, uniforms, admin/wire fees.
Total for 2018 school year (February 2018-October 2018): $1,854
Donate here through GTN: https://globaltrainingnetwork.org/who/chad-and-kortney-bannick In the "Gift Notes" please type "Theoneste."
Hydro - The hydro project is continuing to be built and is due to be finished around July 2018. The two turbines have been ordered and here is one of the two that is finished:
Family Update - On December 6th we welcomed our third daughter, Elin Joy Bannick into our family! This sweet girl was 10 days late, weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 19.5". She is surely living up to her name...what a joy! Thank you all for praying for a safe pregnancy and delivery. It all went so smoothly. We just booked our tickets back to Rwanda. We will be leaving January 23rd! Pray with us for uneventful travel and a restful last few weeks here in the US.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Thank you for being a part of God's work with us!
Chad, Kortney, Olive, Heidi, and Elin
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