I have been teaching at Sahel Academy since the fall of 2009. Sahel Academy is located in Niamey, Niger. The school was started about 27 years ago as a school for missionary children. Today the school reaches out to the missionary families, US and Nigerian Embassy families, ONG families and local families within Niamey.
I have been teaching in the elementary level, mainly in the 3rd grade, the past few years. I have been able to led a few of my students to the Lord. These students who have accepted the Lord have been from the Embassy families or the ONG families. It is exciting to see these little ones grow in the Lord during the time of me teaching them in school.
I have also been able to work with and mentor other school teachers as they are at the school. Before coming to Sahel Academy, I was in Mali for over 20 years teaching the children of missionary families so that the children did not need to be sent to a boarding school at a young age. I have been able to share with teachers at Sahel Academy the Lord calling me into missions and daily seeking the will and direction of the Lord.
While at Sahel Academy I have also been able to have Bible studies in my home, for ladies. I have helped with an ESL program at the local University, I have had many folks in my home for meals and also have opened up my home for ladies who have needed a place to stay for a few nights, as they are in Niamey.
I am back on the field at Sahel Academy, with this school year teaching 3rd grade. I have 11 students from nine different countries. Half of my class are from non-missionary homes.