A Christmas miracle!
By Naomi Corera, December 22, 2016
I want to share with you our Christmas Miracle.
The Bishop of Arua, Uganda, urgently made an appeal if CWE could help to build a classroom for the children of the refugees coming from Congo and South Sudan to his diocese. He said the refugees numbered around 500,000, most of them children. So to get them out of the classroom tents and provide some kind of activities, he needed a large classroom with 4 walls, windows, doors, and of course the pit latrine with 4 stalls. Water is available. The cost is $20,000 for the large classroom building.
I told him we were just a very small foundation depending totally on God through friends from school and church. So I got to praying and told the Lord if I get at least $10,000 before the end of the year, CWE will go ahead and begin the building and work hard during the year to beg for the other $10,000.
Can you believe it! The first check I opened when I went to Dominos Farms and picked up the mail: wow! $5,000! (By the way I never open the envelopes till I first take the mail to the Dominos chapel and pray over it for the multiplication of loaves and fishes—checks in this case). Adding all the checks that afternoon: $9,750!
I shared the joy with my friend Joanna who was spending the night with me. “Oh, I can give you the $250 to make the $10,000,” she said. Wow! It all happened in one evening.
“With God All Things Are Possible”
I was so excited that I had to sit down and write this to you right away! But I didn’t have to wait. Oh no! It is the door bell. Who could it be at this hour? Well, it was my former student dropping off a check. Thanks be to God!
Oh no! It’s the door bell again-this time the father of one of my former students.
He said “We are going to India tomorrow and won’t be back till next year, so I wanted to drop off the check today.
On Christmas Eve, I opened my front door and there was a box of chocolates with an envelope. What was inside? You guessed it! Another $2,000! Wow, it is only the 24th and we just need $5,500 to complete the $20,000!
The Hope of Christmas has come to the “Little Refugees.”
Thank you, Mr. Carriere. Your e-mail urged me on!
God Bless you,