Thank you to those of you who volunteered for the project in Manipur, India. This has had to be put on hold as the Foreign Office advised against travelling there.
JANE’S JOURNEYS FOR JESUS, NUMBER 13 REPORT, MAY – JUNE 2018
The visit to Manila and Coron in the Philippines from 18th May to 2nd June was a blessing to us as a team, to our host, Lynette, and to the schools. These schools have been set up by Christians to give those in poverty an education. They do not have the finance to buy in training for the teachers.
The Lord enabled us be an encouragement to those to whom we ministered by overcoming our difficulties:-
1. One of our team, at the last minute, was not able to come, but another member was able to prepare the missing seminar whilst on the flight.
2. One member of the team had difficulty finding meals as vegetarianism isn’t really understood in the Philippines, but she always found something.
3. The week before we travelled, the regional Director of Education arranged a visit to Coron on the same 2 days as our conference. At first it was thought that the conference would have to be cancelled. In the end we shortened it to a day and a half on the Saturday and Sunday and moved the church service to the afternoon.
4. The teachers on Coron, though teaching in English, were much more fluent in Tagalog. It was a great help on this visit that Lynette came with us and was able to translate when the teachers looked puzzled.
5. Two of us discovered by the last day why we had had slightly upset stomachs and proved the cause by abstaining from drinking filtered water and only drinking bottled water.
We had many encouraging comments at the end of our conferences, e.g:-
“Thank you so much for giving us a chance to learn in our chosen profession. You are all kind and approachable. May the Almighty God continue to bless you”
Thank you for remembering us. We pray that the children may benefit from the ideas we passed on to the teachers. It was encouraging to hear from those I had met last year that they are including things we had talked about then.
God bless you,
We have an SVN member, working from her home in England, supporting a home-schooled teenager, living in Asia, with her English studies.
One of the SVN Trustees did some follow-up work in Rwanda after the project he was involved in in 2017. He writes: “I returned safely after a successful trip to Rwanda. Thank you all for your prayers. My son soon fitted into the work and got into six schools, four of which were in rural locations where I was running training sessions on farm business planning for church communities engaged in agriculture.”
Volunteers have prepared notes and presentations for use on projects. If you have any material that could be put on the website please send to email@example.com
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We have documentation from the first years of SVN, including copies of all the news sheets, spreadsheets of projects and project reports. If you have an interest in creating an SVN archive please contact Janet Ince.
Philippines with Elim Missions May/June 2018
Jane Caine will be leading a team to the Philippines to undertake teacher training in two venues. This is a follow up visit, following a preliminary visit in February 2017.