04 January 2016

New Opportunities

It may be a truism that a new year brings new opportunities; that doesn't make it wrong. We are ready to start teaching children again tomorrow, Tuesday, 5 January.
As always, we are a few less than when we left in December. The school year in other schools runs from January through December so being out of sync with the rest, means we loose some every year when it is most easy to get admission elsewhere.
The children go to other schools for new and different opportunities and we are left with the opportunity to be grateful for the time we got to have each one at the school. They will have new friends as well as challenges where they go and we pray that what we have taught them will help them through any adjustment they need to make. (Please pray with us for the five who left this time.)
The children who are left behind, and their teachers, have an opportunity to refocus relationships and teaching. (Please pray also for us.)
We hope 2016 will be more peaceful than 2015 and pray for peace; peace for our friends, families and neighbours. This year we pray for peace for those who consider themselves our enemies, too. We have had to curb some of our activities to suit the new security situation. That is an opportunity to reevaluate our safety. At LAMB we have been privileged to know God's faithfulness throughout 40 years. As we celebrate LAMBs official existence (Government Registration was given in January 1976) God's faithfulness is a central theme.
The changing situation is an opportunity to reconsider our safety. In the light of our history, it is not difficult to decide to trust in God. It is also an opportunity to think about for whom we seek peace, without peace for our enemies, as well as for our friends, there will be no peace at all.
Let us use every opportunity to share God's love and peace to all mankind in 2016 and beyond.

14 December 2015

Christmas Celebration

We have celebrated the end of another semester at LAMB School. The children performed, got their certificates and we look forward to holidays, visits, time to celebrate the light that came at Christmas to bring life and joy and peace.

In the photo (most of) the children and teachers have lined up to go into the tent put up for the celebration. We started on time - hallmark of LAMB School. We finished an hour late - no comments.
We are thankful for all the people who are part of LAMB School, for those who study, those who send their children, those who teach, those who support through other services and all the many who pray and give.
Thank you and blessings on your Christmas and New Year.
On Wednesday we celebrate Victory Day with the children and while we may meet many over the holidays, the school is officially closed until 5 January 2016.

30 August 2015

New School Year 2015-16

At the beginning of August, we started a new school year at LAMB School. 151 children are enrolled - the largest number to date - and we are bursting at the seams. We look forward to moving into the new facilities being built and are thankful to God for providing funds for the first two floors.

It is a privilege to start another year serving God by working to provide quality education to children from several different countries and language groups. We have so many great children with different needs, and we are learning how to provide for each one of them.

Prayers are appreciated for special blessings over all the staff currently at the school as they seek to nurture each and all the children as they grow and develop, each to his or her potential.
Pray also for the five students who have passed their O Levels and are pursuing further education elsewhere.
Pray for the resources needed for the future, for staff, for funds and for wisdom to do well.

LAMB School - Bangladesh