P.S. From The Maxwells

Phil & ShannonMaxwell Serving in Niger, West Africa

Maxwell Ministries 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA 94550 maxwellministries@comcast.net

June/July 2017

A School Year Finish!

The school year came to a close with numerous activities; the Fine Arts Festival, a play written by our HS principal, banquets graduation and farewells.

Shannon’s class stretched her this semester, as she taught a wide range of abilities—but each student finished the course and displayed their art quilts and favorite pieces in the Fine Arts Festival. The class was proud of their hard work and received many compliments from family and friends who came to see their display.

We had a great group of students who served all year with the orphanage outreach team. After 4 years of serving with the team, three of our senior students will be moving on to college in the fall. We finished the year with a good-bye water party, treats and some long hugs.

Micah received an award at the closing assembly for all his hard work on the grounds during after school hours. He is excited to be starting his Senior year—even taking a few courses this summer to get a head start.

Graduation kept us busy. Noah came to say good-bye to many of his friends. Micah, along with his Jr. classmates helped prepare the graduation reception. Shannon was one of the photographers for the graduation, capturing the special moments for both the parents and grads.

As this school year came to a close, we said many goodbyes to teachers, staff and missionary families. Many left this year for their home assignments, for their children’s college education or to serve in new places. Shannon’s FAD classroom was moved to a newly finished room. She will be spending time this summer getting the classroom set up for the fall class, as well a preparing the library for students return in August.

We now begin praying for the 2017-2018 school year; for new students and teachers arriving in the next month, for Micah’s senior year, for those who will be part of the orphanage team and for the students joining Shannon’s class in the fall.

Thank you for praying!

“ . . .On Him we have set our hope, that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.
Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the
gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. “
2 Corinthians 1: 10b-11

Prase & Prayer

The Need For Power!

We all depend on electrical power for so many things; appliances, lights, fans, computers and AC’s . This year the city of Niamey has seen a significant increase in the number of power outages, as was evident yesterday when we had 15 hours of no power, even with a new electrical plant that opened in April. Phil has been assisting several missionaries and mission agencies, in finding backup electrical systems that work best for their needs; battery backup or generator backup, to help during the long power outages. Phil has also spent many hours working on our personal Maxwell Ministries office and home backup system, fixing and maintaining the generator Our generator has faithfully severed us over the last 8 years, and its gasoline engine has logged over 2,000 hours without a major overhaul! This generator is now needing frequent maintenance and no longer provides the same amount of power it once did. In 2015, fundraising for a replacement diesel generator (with auto switch between city power and generator) was begun. $4000 has been raised thus far, with $2000 still needed to purchase a good, used diesel generator. (A new one would cost $9000.) . If you would like to assist with this need-donations for a replacement generator may be mailed to:

Maxwell Ministries, 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA. 94550,
memo “Replacement Generator”

Amina from the CSEN orphanage has been flown to France for surgery on her ears which are chronically infected. Pray for successful surgery and recovery.

Phil and his brother Daniel
In April & May, Phil’s oldest brother, Daniel was in Niger on business for 10 days. During this time he was able to visit the orphanage and churches we work with. As a ministry partner he was an encouragement as he provided valuable perspective and feedback on various aspects of ministry, serving the Lord and the church in Niger. It was also special to have family visit us here in Niger

Thank you for those who prayed for Noah after he was hit by a car, while riding his bike, the last week of school. We are thankful he was not more seriously injured. (Continue to pray as the drivers insurance company has refused to pay for Noah’s medical expenses or the $1,000 deductible, we continue to work on this.) Noah was able to take all of his exams and finish well his Freshman year at John Brown University.

We enjoyed having Noah here in Niger the past several weeks. While here he was able visit our church, connect with friends and cheer on the recent Sahel graduates.

He has returned to Georgia, to spend the remainder of the summer with Shannon’s parents. Pray that he would find work for the remaining 6 weeks of his summer to help meet school costs for the fall. Pray for his spiritual growth, leaning on the Lord to clearly direct his steps.

Financial Corner

 

Needed

Recieved

Difference

..Boys Education (2017-18)

$15,000

$4,500

-$11,500

..Monthly Support

$4,500

$4,200

-$300/Mo

Mail checks to:
Maxwell Ministries,
5432 Theresa Way,
Livermore, CA 94550
Make checks out to

“Maxwell Ministries”

 

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