Visit to Akron, Ohio
On February 11, Don Ghostlaw, Peter Dewberry, and Barbara Hoff traveled to Akron, Ohio to visit St. Paul’s Church and to meet with their Missions Committee It was a happy reunion, as the board members reconnected with Nan Bartlett and Angela DiMezza, who traveled to Gusau with us in the summer of 2011. The three members of the AEP board were hosted by the DiMezzas for the weekend.
After the service on Sunday, Don Ghostlaw, President, introduced the project and thanked the parish for their most generous gift of $10,000 to help finance the purchase of the additional land. Their generosity extended to sponsorship of the two travelers who join us on the 2011 trip to Nigeria. We are looking forward to building a long term partnership with them in the future.
Working with all, regardless of religion and ethnicity.
Bishop John Danbinta, our partner, continues to work very hard to maintain the respect and solid working relationship with his Muslim neighbors. They are also excited about the prospect of the new school as construction continues. The school within Bishop John’s cathedral property is full to capacity, and now includes numerous Muslim children. The completion of the school classroom block 1 and the construction of an administration/science lab/media center building is critically important. In addition, a security wall needs to be constructed around the Graceland International School property.