We havnt heard from Pastor for months. because his laptop broke down. Finally we got a friend to help fix it. And Stephen was able to respond.
Here is a big request regarding The Gonzalez Educational Complex. Needs are always occurring. this is common. with many children, needs always arise. They try their best to maintain. But they can use our help. All our help can make life greatly better for these kids.
Anyone can give. When we all contribute a lot can get done. We certainly cannot do all of this by ourselves. But God always provides and makes a way.
This family, this school and Church in this community are just a piece of Hearts desire to serve.
Over 20 years ago God first called us to this relationship with Stephen Acquah. out of knowing this beautiful Man of God, we reached out and now have partnered with numerous families and individuals throughout Ghana.
Please Consider Giving and helping meet need. and maintain projects. and Help more people not only in Ghana but here in The USA our own communities or anywhere around the world.
This is our life mission. to help those in need. make life a little better one life at a time.
http://www.buildingfoundations1x1.com -Thank You, Andy and Julie Estrada
***note: Currently our 1 One US Dollar equals 4 Four Ghana Cedi. Much can get done when everyone Gives.
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Greetings from Ghana to you all. Yes, It is along time that we communicated due to the broken down of my laptop computer and the lost of my cell phone.
First of all , i shall give thank to the Almighty God for HIS goodness,loving and mercies towards us.I thank you for your prayers that you pray for us daily.I am also grateful to you for your financial support that my laptop computer is now functioning through the knowledge of brother Henry Howard. It was cost GHC350.00 but we cashed GHC320.00 from the bank.
You instructed me to enroll some two(2) boys in to the school. I did it in last term. they are Elijah and Blessing Fynn.
Their expenses for the first (1st)term are as follow
1 Elijah Fynn ...KG2 2 Blessing Fynn...Nursery.
1 Uniform...4....GHC107.00 1 Uniform ..4 GHC92.00
2 Tuition fee....GHC 60.00 2 Tuition fee..GHC50.00
3 Feeding fee..GHC112.00 3 Feeding fee..GHC97.00
Total GHC279.00 Total GHC239.00
2. Second (2nd) term
Tuition fee GHC60.00 tuition fee GHC 50.00
Feeding fee GHC112.00 Feeding fee GHC97.00
Total GHC172.00 Total GHC147.00
TOTAL GHC279.00+GHC239.00+GHC172.00+GHC147.00 =GHC837.00
ABOUT THE SCHOOL.
The school is doing it best to prepare a future leaders with all godly fear and good morals.Those who completed last year have had good senior High schools. They were eight (8) students. Now the present JHS3 are only two (2) students both are females. they are going to have their Basic Education Certificate Examination in June. we have accommodated them in the school as boarders for the past four (4) months preparing them fully to face the coming Examination.
The school have had many activities like
1. Sports and games 2. Choreograhy, cultural and traditional activities 3. Science, mathematics,English and Bible quiz and singing competitions. we excelled in these activities ,won many trophies and certificates.
WASHROOM and TOILET
We have engaged an attendant to take good care and clean the washroom.She makes the place very neat and pleasant. we are facing some challenges .
1.The pupils often damage the washroom and toilet facilities. we are always repairing the broken ones
2.For the past four (4) months we are facing water problem due to severe dry season ,water in the well dried up till now we still suffer water shortage. The students fetch water in my house so when there is no tap they have to go outside to draw water somewhere.Last month one of the students fell into certain well when he needed some water.God is so good he did not died.As a result of it , we shall need to have a drilled one .
we invited some water expert to help , the only advised they offered is to have new drill borehole and it was estimated to GHC7000.00
The school bus is becoming older and is given us problems daily.we spent much on it when we sent it to the workshop for maintenance. the bus could not even work through out a week, some times it could not take the pupils to their houses and left them on the way side. when we hire a bus it cost us more than GHC70.00 each day. we really need a new school bus because this gives us more problems.
We have no problem in the kitchen. Everything in the kitchen is in good condition eg, gas cylinders,stoves, cooking utensils and etc.
The classrooms are good, the students are enjoying the the ceiling fans during the hot season.All fans are working and are in good conditions.
the school will need another classroom to house this present JHS2 who are going to be promoted to JHS3, for they many the JHS3 classroom can not contain them. that is why we need another classroom. we have started laying blocks on the 2nd floor up to the lintel level and we are praying to have funds to floor the upstairs.
We may need some furniture . we have repaired some of the broken but others are be young repairs
Fencing the school compound to keep and protect the kids from going out during the school hours.
To concrete the school ground to make there neat ,beautiful and comfortable for teaching and learning.
It is very wonderful to have such club in the church and the community. It is another way to reach the youths with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to share fellowship in the community. Last year we had series of tournament of which CHRIST FC had second (2nd) position and we also had trophies and certificates.
Now we have braked for awhile and we shall resume training and league soon.
The Church is doing well in evangelism and other programs. we are enjoying the ceiling fans but we need some assistance.
1 Generator- to produce light and also use instruments in time of worship service.
2 Ceiling the church house to reduce excessive heat during the service.
3 CREDIT UNION
The church has started a Credit Union to generate some funds or capital to support an individual members who need assistance in their trading. Most of them are suffer poverty and others do not have any work to do. for we live in the very low income workers community.
My loving greetings to all my families.
Thank you once again for your love for us and the fellowship you share with us and also a partner in HIS kingdom ministry.
pastor Stephen Mathyrs Acquah