And come out they did. A representative of First Lady Mrs. Hinda Deby, gave an introduction given by the Advisor of Social Action and Family, Dilla Lucienne (below photo) . Other guest speakers included the Governor of the Moundou Region and the Mayor and his deputies.. Large numbers of people from various backgrounds included church leaders, Village Altonodji staff, students and their families.
In addition to the speeches given by community officials, the festivities included times of worship, fellowship, panel discussions, concerts (above photo), theater, sports events and a medical clinic. Several members of the Village Altonodji alumnus gave their compelling testimonies of the importance of the Village in their individual lives. One such Village Altonodji graduate, Mbaiamdéné Kodji-On-Be Bénédicte, gave her testimony and can be read below.
All in all, the six day commemorative celebration was a huge success. More details will follow in subsequent news postings. Thanks to all who prayed for a happy, safe and productive celebration!