This month, we have the distinct privilege of presenting the Manager of the Ministry Center in Maka, and who is also the Teacher of the 15 students enrolled in the newly begun Hope Junior High School, a private Christian school which started in September of 2008.
Name: Ned Yemba (fictional name)
Alma Mater: University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with multiple degrees
Languages spoken fluently: 4 - Mossi, Gourmantche, French, English (and he speaks some Spanish, German, and Italian!)
Profession: Teacher, private tutor
Favorite Books: Bible, Christian Theology, Growth, & Biographies, Science and History, Classics
Favorite Music: Praise & Worship, EXO groupe
Interests: Gardening!!, poultry
Recent Accomplishment: Completed Computer classes and now teaches "computer" to youth at the Center.
Interesting fact #1: Built his own home and roofed it himself. It has two rooms.
Interesting fact #2: Leads a Youth Group on Sunday evenings
Interesting fact #3: Has an email address and a Skype account
We just praise the Lord for Ned. He pours himself into the life of his students and cares about them. They respond to this and appreciate the way he takes the time to explain clearly in class so that they can understand the Why's and the How's. When the students can understand the material, they can then find solutions on their own, and this gives them such a feeling of accomplishment!
The students also know that they can come and talk to Ned about their lives, problems and their questions. Many of them come to Bible studies that he leads. Some of the students have become followers of Jesus through these studies.
Please pray for Ned as he continues to be involved in the lives of students in Maka. Pray for strength for a heavy load, and wisdom for managing that load. Pray for a good testimony and opportunities to share Christ with students.