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the safety of the children, but they also understood the importance of a good education. Then the chief had an idea Gas is customarily that he shared with the counpoured, not cilmen. He owned quite a bit of pumped. land. What if he were to donate some of the land to an organization that would build a new school on the property? They wouldn’t have to walk so far on the busy highway. Parakou. And guess where God led Their children would have a chance to them? To the beautiful, lush property get a good education closer to home. that the village chief had donated! With a school close by, there would The chief and the council members, be a greater chance that the children along with all of the people in the would finish their education and have village, are thrilled that a new school better job opportunities in the future. will be built on this land. They know But where could they find someone that this will be a Christian school, to build a school? Whom could they and they look forward to welcoming trust? They didn’t know that God was Adventist teachers who will help their already at work. children get a good education. Currently, there is not even one A well has already been dug on Seventh-day Adventist school in the the property. Work has begun on the entire country of Benin. As church adfirst six classrooms, with another six ministrators were looking for just the to follow as soon as possible. Future right place to build the first Adventist plans call for a clinic on school in this country, they felt imthis choice piece of pressed to look at the area around

land. The chief and the villagers are eager for the school to be completed. The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering in first quarter 2014 will help to fund the first Seventh-day Adventist school in the country of Benin. Thanks to your mission offerings and the work that Global Mission pioneers have already done, this historic project will be a blessing in this village. Simon Djossou is the pastor of the Adventist church in Parakou. The church, started by a Global Mission pioneer, has grown rapidly in just a few years. Pastor Djossou has befriended the village chief and councilmen as plans develop for the new school. Nancy Kyte  Office of Adventist Mission

Thanks to your support, Global Mission pioneers are able to start new groups of Adventist believers, such as the growing church in Parakou, all around the world. To learn more about Global Mission, please visit Children and chores.


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