The Joy of Benin
September 2022 — The FACE Newsletter for August and September draws from the blog of Barbara England as we traveled to Benin for the July 2022 graduation of students from the Bible Training Center (BTC). We hope you enjoy this candid look at fellow Christians in other parts of the world!
Water for the Congregations in Benin
April 2022 — A few months ago, Chad Thompson, a representative of the Walk for Water program through Healing Hands International, asked if there was a need for a well for a congregation in Benin. After discussions with the Director of the Bible Training Center (BTC), Inoussa Adjayi, it was determined that there were congregations in need of water who currently do not have access to water.
Married Student Housing Visit by Barbara England
February 2022 — On another day, I wandered over to the married student housing. The places where the married students and families live. There were women sitting outside, fixing their children’s hair, washing clothes, hanging laundry, doing all their tasks under the hot sun. As we walked down the sidewalk in front of the apartments, I noticed a shallow stone bowl-shaped slab with an oblong rock on it.
A Trip to the Kindergarten by Barbara England
February 2022 — “Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping, brother John? Brother John...” I sang this song as a child; it’s one of the oldest songs I remember singing at school. One morning in January, as my husband and I wandered up to the gates of the kindergarten in Cotonou, Benin on the campus of the Bible Training Center, I heard this familiar song.