|Samuel, Ruth, and Roline - Makfin's oldest kids - became church members at Black Sand Church in February|
|Janet leading the children's Sunday School in a Palm Sunday drama|
When we returned from home assignment last October, the attendance at Black Sand Church was at an all-time low. The congregation had experienced some huge set-backs including the death of little Maowe and some other family issues. There are several very faithful women who have helped to hold the congregation together - Maowe's mother, Janet, and Makfin, a sweet mother of 4 school-aged children - both women are on the church board. David consulted the church board recently and asked them what they thought might help the church to grow. They suggested having a meal together as a church family each Sunday and then to go to someone in the community and encourage them by praying for them.
"The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him,
'We have found the Messiah' ... And he brought him to Jesus."
John 1:41-42, NIV