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FOR THE CONTRIBUTORS

January,

1988

Dear Friends in Christ,


Happy New Year!
Him and

May the Lord strengthen us in spirit so that we will


and the lost ones more and more-

love

h i s children

We continue the saga of David Couch's battle with illness. In my last letter I wrote that he was in England and that he was fine. He came back in a state of relapse and was housebound for five more days. Then he was fever free and working a l i t t l e while regaining strength. We reopened classes on the 5th of January, and he missed two days of classes again to recover from fever and nausea. It seems to be a recurring case of malaria. We will pray
this is the last round.

The highlights of the last month were the convention, a


the beach, Christmas and New Year's activities.

five day holiday at

To my surprise, people preferred to cram themselves into the college facilities instead of spreading out a little. Less than 30 people stayed off-campus. I had four women and three children with me. The attendance was good. Hostetters came down with a nice group from Sunyani. We had the usual routine of worship services with preaching, including lots of singing and dancing? youth Bible quiz, business meeting, early morning prayer meetings, and communion and ordination service on Sunday. On Sunday evening the youth did a nice Job of presenting the Christmas story in a play.
There was some tension between the conservative views of the village churches about some things and more citified people. There were some other problems, too, but also some encouraging moves toward change and improvement in the brotherhood. It is just beginning and may be stormy, -but we pray i t will bring forth good fruit in the future.

Christmas Day was marked with the usual morning church service, and a delicious turkey dinner with a few friends. With my Mennonite nurse friend, I spent five relaxed days at the beach camp like resort- This time we had electricity every evening. I had taken along my exam papers to mark, since I hadn't finished them before Christmas, but i t was s t i l l a very refreshing time. Out Watch Night service as very wel1-attended and I was given the privilege of giving one of the two 15 minute talks. An unusual twist to the service occurred when the leader of the prayer session leading up to midnight asked us to observe one minute of silence at midnight. We did, and three of the youth, as planned, set off firecrackers outside!
After one week of second-term classes, almost all the students are back. We are enjoying the nights of the harmattan and enduring the dryness and dust
that comes with it.

The bathhouse roof is poured - strong enough to support a which we hope to buy someday. We are making progresss.

big water tank

God bless you all for your loving care shown in so many ways including Christmas greetings. They are such a Joy! In Christ, Dorothy

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Mrs. Judy Tobin 2565 E. Kaley Avenue


Orlando, FL 32806

January 18, 1988


DOROTHY EUNSON NEWSLETTER

Dear Christian Friends,

Here we are in a new year of service for the Lord. May the Lordgiveus strength, wisdom to manage our time, and more love as we go about our work.
Since I have not written since August, some of you do not even know about first term in the college. We reopened the middle of September with 52 students. All thenmen^were crowded into the new hostel They used a wtndowlessr unfinished sta^'f unit for their kitchen and dining facilities. They used traditional bathing and toilet facilities until just before Christmas when the showers in the new bathhouse became operable. Now there are two flush toilets and even the roof has been poured. It is strong enough to support a big water tank that we hope to buy some day! Two
of the staff families also live at the new site.
former men's hostel.

The four women were housed in the

David, as Academic Dean, had us well-organized for registration.

It was encourag

ing to see so many students coming with their book fees ready. The amount may seem ridiculous to youabout $12.00 per termbut for them, it is a sizeable sum on top of feeding themselves. It is also a considerable help to our budget.
My class load is not heavy7 hours first term and 8 hours second term. I am supposed to use my extra hours working on the library, but I must confess that my church work often gets more attention than the library. Eight student library helpers did an excellent job supervising during library hours. Some preprinted cards I ordered from the Library of Congress in July finally arrived by sea in December. Not exactly the swift service I had expected. Guess we'll have to pay
extra for Air Mail.

First term was also plagued by much illness. A good number of studeitts suffered from malaria, so our student/carpenter made some more screen doors. Our househelper's wife suffered from an unknown illness that sapped her strength for more than a month, and all three children came down with malaria and severe coughes. Faith Couch and her Dad also had combinations of malaria and something that gave lab symptoms of typhoid and hepatitis. Then David got pneumonia on top of that. At long last everyone seems well except David. About every three weeks his malaria
recurs. He is still under the doctor's care but each recurrence seems milder. The main event of the Christmas break was the church convention which Abeka hosted

right here this year. I was in charge of accommodation and was pleased to line up a school across the street and a few private homes to supplement college facilities As it turned out, most of the people preferred to crowd into the college. One of

the most popular spots for the women was the library floor; (the library has two ceiling fans). A good number of men slept on tables or benches in the chapel,
and then went to the men's hostel for bathing and dressing.
three children stay with me.

I had four women and

We hired a canopy to use in an open lot beside the new hostel and hired extra benches to supplement our own. It was much airier than our chapel and gave needed room for all the dancing. It was the best attended convention in some years.
There are now three urban churches that tend to dress and behave a bit differently

than the village churches, so we are all going to have to practice love for each
other in order to avoid unnecessary tension. It was good to have a group from Sunyani Christian Church where Hostetters work.

This past year the brotherhood has been troubled by a lack of sense of direction, and there have been frequent complaints without much progress. At the convention, Christian Adjei asked several of us to make suggestions for the future. A lot of ideas were brought up. More suggestions will be solicited from the churches, and then the last of February, the smaller group of leaders will meet again at Yeji (that difficult 12 hour drive) to discuss them and try to make definite plans. Please pray that wise and loving changes can be made to facilitate the growth of
the Christian churches in Ghana.

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Some of our Abeka young people worked like troopers all during the convention; cleaning, setting up, song leading, running a book and Bible table, and running errands. Sunday morning I drove the truck and three of them went with me to five different places before we finally collected enough extra benches for the morning service. Then it was also the youth who taught and supervised 75 children in our chapel for three hours (me, too) while the ordination service and communion ser vice were going on at the convention site. That evening the youth put on the Christmas story as a play using the Twi language. Deb and I helped with costumes. They also won second place in the Bible quiz.

Deb and I gave a Christmas party for the faculty and staff children two days before
Christmas; 18 in all and most of them under 8. Christmas Day began with a worship service at the church and continued with a delicious turkey dinner with friends.
Then from the 26th to the 31st my Mennonite missionary friend and I went to the beach for a rest. I had to mark exam papers and prepare grades, but I did get a

real rest and change. On the 31st, the church had its annual Watch Night service. That is a strong tradition, so it was well attended and very lively. I was privi leged to give one of two 15 minute talks. With an interpreter, it had to be about 8.
Back in October, I gave up my responsibility of planning the monthly church schedule of preachers, song leaders, children's teachers, etc. Since two former helpers moved on to other fields of service, the strain of making sure every one was informed and ready was too much. Mr. Adjei and three other people are doing it now. I am

still occupied with Saturday visitation, supervision of the Prayer Partner plan for new members, helping the choir learn hymns, and preparing the announcements for Sunday morning.
We had two simple weddings in the church since I last wrote. The vows were said by the couples after the morning worship service. They both chose to exchange

gold rings. Both couples were nicely dressed, but not with any special "wedding" clothes. One of the couples furnished bread, a chocolate drink and a local tradi

tional corn drink (not moonshine!) for the congregation.


pare a meal for only family and very close frineds.

The other chose to pre


In

Someday, someone will come

along and insist on wearing a white gown, but I do my best to discourage it.
"arreconomy where getting enougn to~Mt~is often a struggle",~thTt~cloesn't~^em

the wisest way for a young couple to spend money.

The Hostetters are enjoying working with their four church-planning students. They have also bought a much needed used Isuzu Trooper for visiting the village..Enoch was finally able to persuade his wife's family that he was capable of taking care of his own daughter, so she has lived here since September and is thriving. She will be two in March and is a full member of our "compound kids"...Christian is always busy as principal, teacher, and church chairman, but enjoys the color TV his sister bought for him when he was in the States...My truck earned a new set of
tires in November and I had my 50th birthday the same month...life continues to
unfold with God in control.

Pray for the health of David Couch and Christian Adjei in particular.

Please pray

about our personnel situation after Couches terminate their missionary service in August. Ask God to provide the necessary teacher or teachers that will provide balance in our total efforts. Thank you for your loving concern.
In Christ, Dorothy

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2565 E. Kaley Avenue


Orlando, Florida 32806
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FOR THE CONTRIBUTORS

1988

Dear Friends

In Christ,

We

have

reached

mid-term already.

We

lost

two students,

husband and

wife, this term. A co-worker disrupted the man's relationship with the congregation he had established and so undercut his support that he was forced to drop out in order to salvage his work and earn his living. The wife was constrained by the government to re-enter the teaching service
as a domestic science teacher. A new system of junior secondary schools

giving vocational
trained teachers In

training began this year and they are very short of


that area.

Otherwise, things are going smoothly, and David Couch's health has been
fine for at least three weeks! The chapel Is so hot, dusty and noisy that I teach my Basic Christian Doctrine class In my dining room.
The Christian Education Classes have completed their observations of our

local Sunday School and are ready to begin their practlcals - once In the
Sunday School and once in Christian Education class.
As one of the administrative advisors to the principal, I did some

studying of

the

financial

records to see where we stand with college

funds on this side the ocean. Our income Is 80% of what we had aimed for,

the biggest shortfalls occurring in local income of various types. We are disappointed but still able to function. This study will help us plan
next year's budget.

In the church, the Evangelism-Shepherding Committee is ready to launch the new shepherding program, where each shepherd looks after eight
members of families. We prepared the congregation with three announcements of various types, including the presence of a handsome ram

right

in the chapel

one Sunday (fortunately,

we have a plain cement

challenging task of dividing up the members among the shepherds. Then


will follow the equally challenging task of helping shepherds know where
street addresses, when available, are totally useless.

floor). We asked for 24 shepherds and more than 30 signed up. We thank God for that. Tomorrow we have our first training session and begin the

their sheep live. Some they will know, but others they will not, and
will be coming home during the college's Easter break to spend time with my family in light of my father's weakening condition. The Lord willing,
between March 26 and April 23, my address will be 596 E. Second Street,

With the approval of the elders of First Christian Church, Orlando, 1


Bloomsburg, Pa.
town)

best, so for any phone calls, her number is 717/784-0752. (the same small
Continue
with us.

17815. However,

I may stay with my sister if

it seems

corresponding with a man in the British Churches of Christ, but there are many obstacles to overcome before he would be able to come. Please pray
Thank you for your usual faithful support and for your unusually generoub
giving In December.
In His servicc,

to

pray

about

the

college

personnel

situation.

We

are

Dorothy

29 March, 1^8
FOR THE CONTRIBUTORS

Dear Friends in Christ,

I arrived home in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on the evening of March 24 after an


uneventful trip-

My father is in bed here at home most of the time, but he gets up for meals. There are small indications of his continued weakening, but he is still blessedly pain-free. My role is that of support, helping out here and there,
and sharing companionship with my mother. The college was Just finishing second term as I left. All my tests, grades, and syllabuses for the third term were turned in. The students were to leave two days later for their two weeks of practical experience in various churches
and ministries.

Last month I mentioned the shortfall in our budget in Ghana: the principal, Christian Adjei, appointed a financial committee to develop a financial policy for the college and to immediately make recommendations to him for operating on our reduced budget. Me came up with five or six possibilities, including a program of education for faculty and students about conserving electricity, care of property, etc. Several on the committee were not aware that it is hard on chairs to rock back on two legs, and chairs are one item we are short on. AME, the mission name through which all gifts to the college flow, will also help out with some projects deemed critical but left undone by the reduced budget. David Couch will begin work on renovating one of the staff units at the new

property. A temporary kitchen and dining area has been built for the students because they had been using that empty staff unit for those purposes. Up unitl
now most of our renovation money had to go into the bathhouse. We are so thankful that gifts for renovation continue to come in.

The church Easter conventions in different areas will also take place while I'm

gone. The Abeka church has been putting aside money almost all year for transportation, so those who want to go will have only their food money and
offerings to be concerned about.

Our shepherding program is now in operation! So many months of preparation and planning have finally come to fruition. I had time to visit only one of my "sheep" before I left, so the other seven women and girls will have to wait
till I get back.

Another exciting event I am missing is a visit to Ghana by the man from the
Br i t ish Churches of Chr i st who is interested in teaching at Ghana Chr istian

College! Please pray for his visit, so that God will make it plain to all
concerned if this i s His will.

The Lord willing,


In Christian love,

I return to Ghana on April 24.

Dorothy

April

29u

VBBB

FOR

THE

CONTRIBUTORS

Dear Friends in Christ, My father passed away about bik a., rcu on April 24.. I was scheduled to leave for Ghana at noon that day Although he was never troubled with severe pain, his last forty-eight hours were so miserably uncomfortable in his weakened condition that his release to heavenly realms was a blessing My mother is doing very well, and I am thankful that I was able to be here to help for a month before my father's deaths My return to Shana is rescheduled for May 1 Since I know I will be very busy when I get back, I ' l l go ahead and send this short note now,
Sod's timing was merciful to all of us in this Bituation The funeral was a loving, family time enriched by wonderful, caring support from all of our church families. Thanks to all of you who were praying for us during this sorrowful time.

We have some very, very good news to share with yous David and Barbara Kalb, who worked with Ghana Christian College in the 70's, are going to come back and serve with us again, They will continue in their ministry with Green sburg (Pa,!) Church of Christ unt i 1 . Sept ember 1, and then get ready aind come as soon as they can. More* thanks to all of you who prayed concerning the personnel situation of the college for the
future. Praise the Lord!

In His service, Dorothy

Forwarding Agent's Notes

Dorothy returned to Ghana as scheduled on May 1, The Eunson family has asked that memorial gifts be designated for Ghana Christian College and
should
this is

be marked
a fine

Eunson

Memorial..
to a

We a l l

know how

much

Mr,
We

and
shall

Mrs
all

Eunson have shared in the Lord's work in Ghana through Dorothy and
tribute devoted Christian servant.

miss him,

but we are blessed in being touched by his life,


Barbara Barkes

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DIRECT MAIL TO: FORWARDING AGENT: NEWSLETTER:

Miss Dorothy Eunson Box 5722


Accra N, Ghana

Mrs. Tom Barkes 662 Golf Course Drive


Elizabethton, TN 37643

Mrs. Judy Tobin 2565 E. Kaley Avenue


Orlando, FL 32806

Vol. 5, No. 6
DOROTHY EUNSON NEWSLETTER

August, 1988

Dear Christian Friends,

Another long silence is now being broken. The Lord blessed Ghana Christian College with two peaceful, but extremely busy terms. This school year closed with gradua tion on July 16; there were eight diploma graduates and two degree graduates. Since the graduates themselves condemned the sprinkling of cologne and talcum powder this year, the ceremony was joyful but calm. The only extraordinary thing was the fact that the power was off, so that the band and Christian singing group that had electric guitars and amplifiers could not use them. However, they had played for the end of school party Friday night and nearly shattered our eardrums (it's NOT only in America), so I wasn't altogether sorry for the situation. Students, faculty, and staff were all exhausted and welcomed the end of the school year. We pray God's blessings and guidance for the ten young people going out to serve. A nice surprise was the presentation to me of an attractive batik wall hanging to mark 20 years of service with the college.

After a busy week winding up their personal and college affairs and supervising con struction up until the day before they left, the Couches left Ghana after eight fruitful years of service. They will be sorely missed. In January we asked you to pray about the future personnel situation of the college. Your prayers and ours have been answered: David and Barbara Kalb, who served with the college in the 70's, are coming back to serve again. Brian Jennings, from the British Churches of Christ, is also willing to come and teach in the college. We praise the Lord for the decisions of these people and pray that He will help them raise the necessary
resources to enable them to come. At this time, none of them has a set date for

arriving; they will probably come sometime after Christmas.


Joseph Nsiah has been named by the Board as the new Academic Dean. John Dadzie, Administrative Assistant, will add the responsibility of Treasurer to those he

already has. The college is also hiring a student as part time accounts clerk to supplement the work done by a part time accountant.
Something unusual in my life occurred since I last wrote. My father had a recur rence of cancer last fall and wasn't expected to live until Christmas. He did

though, and with the approval of the Orlando elders, I went home for a month during the college break at the end of March. My father grew steadily weaker day by day but with the help of a hospice program, we were able to care for him at home. He was never troubled with serious pain, although he was very uncomfortable the last few days. I was scheduled to return to Ghana on April 24, but my father died that morning, so I stayed one more week. I thank God for the opportunity to spend time with him before his death and the opportunity to help my mother in those last weeks. She had a heavy load to bear although my sisters and brothers also helped. It has been a blessing to have had a godly father; he would have been 96 in June. The whole college will miss his prayer support. He knew Christian, Joseph and Enoch.
Our academic work was improved and made heavier by the establishment of four commit tees to help plan and promote the welfare of faculty and students in various areas.
Each of us is on two committees. These committees meet once a month. Some of us

have also been serving on a financial committee appointed by the principal to forinally^e5iablish financial policy for the collage^ The.initial worJc is almost done; now it will be maintenance. Joseph Nsiah and I also meet once a week with the principal as advisors on administrative matters. These committees, plus the task of teaching a term's work after missing five weeks of preparation have kept me
pretty busy. Other people are a lot more productive than I.

It was a new experience for me to work on the new year's budget with David Couch.

The $25,000. used in Ghana doesn't seem so huge, but translated into six million
cedis, it's a lot of figures. David spent many hours in preparatory research and did lots of checking afterwards, but at least I've gained some knowledge for next
year.

Christmas:

In the January newsletter I wrote about the illness that was a big problem before the final analysis was that David and Christian both had choloroquine-

resistant malaria. We are sorry that that variety is now here. Everyone okay now. We are thankful that there is medicine for it.

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At the end of May, the Couches and I paid a long-overdue visit to Jeff and Sherrie Hostetter in Sunyani. We had time to discuss our work in Ghana, get acquainted more with their environment (they have a lovely, big grassy yard), worship with the Sunyani Christian Church, and take part in the graduation cere mony for the first four students to complete Jeff's nine month Practical Evangelism
Program.

Our old friend Kwame Afakule was married in July in Sunyani. We were unable to go because it was the last weekend before exam week, but several young people from the church were able to go. He is now in Togo looking for a place to live: this is a step to carry out his goal of working for Christ in his own country.

The Christian churches planning meeting in Yeji was cancelled.

It was just too big

a trip for a school weekend. There were several regional Easter conventions while I was in the States. Now we are planning another "restructure" discussion in August.

In March, the local church put its shepherding plan into action. Twenty-four shepherds each look after and visit eight members or families once in every two month period. We haven't reached that perfect goal yet, but I'm confident that
together we are making a lot more visits than the previous four member visitation group did. I have eight women and girls who are my "sheep".

This very weekend (July 29) the church is also having a two night outdoor crusade-the first in several years. There have been two all-night prayer meetings (I attended only one) and also a day of fasting and prayer in preparation. The all night prayer meetings begin at 10 p.m. and continue until 3:30 a.m. They are a
mixture of songs, scriptures, prayers, sermonettes and testimonies. I did fine

until 2 a.m. Then I.took the mosquitoes in the chapel were Some people had been slapping hand-shaking circle (everyone

two elders home and when I got back at 3 a.m. the thicker than ever and I had a hard time concentrating. all evening. We closed with a lively, prayer and circles the circle!), so we went home in good spirits.

To our delight, that afternoon at 4 p.m., seventeen people gathered to go from house to house in the area of the proposed crusade to inform and invite people. All of this preparation is done with the prayer that God will bring many into his kingdom. We know it is not the only way of soul-winning, but it is one way that still works.
Enoch is very, very happy to have his wife Lydia here for a six week visit. She has to do three weeks of practicals in the military hospital while she is here. She and her two year old daughter are gradually getting re-acquainted. Lydia has one more
year of training in Leningrad, Russia.

On September 1, we will make the last payment on the loan we got to pay for the new
property. This whole school year the men have enjoyed the use of the new hostel, and from about Christmas on, the new bathhouse. Now the walls are up for the addi tions to two staff units, and we have enough money on hand for the roof. Half of some memorial gifts for my father will also go toward this renovation. The other half will go toward improving the chapel. Then we have a list of needed work: a new septic system at Enoch's house, a new roof for Couches house, water storage tanks at the men's hostel, wiring, plumbing, etc. It is pay as you go for us. We are most grateful for the special gifts for the new property. We maintain a building fund for land purchase because we need space. There is a piece of land across the road from the college and the family is anxious to sell, but the man whose name is on the papers is unavailable in Niger. God can do what man cannot. Pray with us.
In Christian love, Dorothy

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2565 E. Kaley Avenue


Orlando, Florida 32806
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Dorothy Eunson Box 5722

Ghana Christian College

Accra N, Ghana

August 27,

1988

FOR THE CONTRIBUTORS

Dear Friends in Christ,

Another month has flown. I did get some library work done during the past month, although it was a drop in the bucket of what needs to be done. In order to provide more help for the faculty and staff without it being greatly reduced by taxes, the college has set up a consumer shop where we can buy commodities at a fraction of the real cost. This took some time to organize and set up, but two days from now the first "shopping" day will take place. To make room available new shelves were built in my library office to hold all the
Christian Education materials. Then shelves were built in the other room.

Joseph Nsiah's wife is the shopkeeper. I took her to town this week to buy cartons of tomato paste, soap powder and other items at wholesale prices. We bought rice, corn and sugar in 100 lb. sacks. We pray this plan will ease their minds concerning finances so teaching and other ministry can go on more easily.
The exchange rate on the dollar continues to go up (just as prices do), and we were thrilled last week to learn that the central bank of our particular bank
now has a Bureau de Change
dealers.

inside the bank. That makes it so much easier than

carrying cash dollars through the streets from the banks to the private
Brian Jennings has informed Christian Adjei that he probably will not be coming to Ghana until next September. Kalbs resign their church on September 1 and will begin traveling to raise necessary support. Our two day outdoor preaching campaign resulted in only two persons declaring their wish to accept Christ. Since many times people have made such a declaration without having a clear idea of what it is all about, we schedule a counseling and teaching time with such people. The young man of about 30 was baptized the following Sunday, but the girl could not express any reasonable idea about what it means to follow Christ, so she is being taught the gospel of
Christ now.

In the past week, there has been two days of discussion by an ad hoc committee for possible reorganization of the brotherhood and two days of leadership retreat, including discussion of the committee's suggestions. There were some discouraging things that were said, but overall it looks as if there will be more emphasis on regional cooperation (like you area evangelizing associations) than on a national level. There still is a very rocky row to hoe, so please remember the brotherhood of Christians in prayer.

Lydia Nyador, who was here for a six weeks' visit, returns to Russia on August
29 for her final year of medical training. Another of our faithful young men will also be going there on the same plane for six years of education. How we
miss them.

The ropf is on the two staff units. The ceiling and electrical work on at least one of them is next on the agenda. The big new septic system is underway at Enoch Nyador's house: much of the yard and driveway is obliterated by piles of dirt, sand, blocks, and firewood from a big tree that had to come down. A

carpenter has bought material for the chapel doors: work should begin next week
now that the retreat is over. Thanks for helping.

In Christ, Dorothy

Ghana Christian College Dorothy Bunson


Box 5722

Accra N, Ghana

13 October, 1988
Dear Friends in Christ,

FOR THE CONTRIBUTORS

This is more than two weeks oveerdue! It has been a very busy time, with the Couches' absence strongly felt.

The last two days of August were taken up with entrance exams and interviews

for potential students. The first Sunday in September, Christian, Joseph and I
attended the Christian Church in Koforldua and then took part in the first

graduation ceremony of the Koforldua extension of Ghana Christian College. Mr. Patrick Mensah is the director and had taught six students night classes for two years. They received a different certificate than the students from the resident school here, but have received good foundational education for Christian leadership.For two years, Patrick received a small allowance for his classes through the graces of David Couch. That subsidy ceased with David's departure, but Patrick has decided to continue on his own with the Lord's help.
College classes here opened with registration on September 12. After a week or so, we had a total of 12 first year students. That is an unusually high

percentage of those we accepted. One dropped out after three weeks, so with the
eleven first years, the student body numbers 48. Two of the men had lost a child in death during the long vacation. Two other studetns were late because there was a tribal war over farmland going on in

their area, and Ghana soldiers had moved In to establish order and had called
for a 24-hour curfew for seven days! That makes it difficult to go to the farms to get food to eat. The students had both tried to sneak out of town to come to school on the proper day, but both had been arrested and fined. Fortunately, the curfew was changed to 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. just a couple days later.

Classes are going well; we give mid-term exams next week already! I am once

again teaching one class in my dining room, as it is more congenial for a clasa
of six than our big chapel.

Our faculty family was blessed by a baby boy In September, born to John Dadzie,
administrative assistant, and his wife.

Christian, Enoch, and I spent the last weekend In Sunyanl attending a video seminar on Basic Christianity that Jeff sponsored and continuing our meetings on brotherhood restructure. The days were all filled and the travel time is long, but I enjoyed more sleep than usual.

The big septic system at Enoch's house Is almost finished, although there is a great need for a little landscaping. Dadzles' apartment is nearly ready for moving into with his enlarged family, even though it Is not complete. The unit is being painted and glass louvers and screening remain to be Installed. The August financial report showed $400.00 for more renovations. Thank you who helped, and thank you who help every month with regular expenses.
In Christ, Dorothy