Mission:Chad wanted to pass along this request for prayer from Madji, but also thought a little more explanation may be helpful.
The main cause for the current economic problems in Chad is the fall in the price of oil over the last couple of years - it's currently about half the price it was at the beginning of 2014. The government of Chad gets most of its revenue from oil and this drop has made it hard for all obligations to be met. Even though the school at Village Altonodji is private, the base salary of the teachers is paid by the government. The school couldn't stay open even if it had funds since that would make it the target of protests of those who are striking at the public schools. For the safety of the children, they are returned to their extended families and others willing to take them in during this time. Please pray that the situation in Chad is resolved soon so the children can return to their classes and to normal life at the Village!