By Nancie Hoffman
Since 2004 Mission:Chad has been supporting orphans and widows at the Village Altonodji in Moundou and pastoral training at the FATES seminary in N'Djamena. During that time, we have witnessed God's grace in providing for the building of the orphanage/education complex, starting with dormitories and classrooms to provide living quarters and a K-12 education for some of the neediest children in Chad. Through the generous donations of our partners in ministry a church, bakery, sewing center, guest quarters and administration building were all added over the years to complete the infrastructure of the project. In 2007, the generous donations of Mission:Chad enabled the building of a security wall around the 11 acre campus in Moundou. Our ministry partners dug a well, installed solar paneling for nighttime lighting, and the complex continued to prosper by the grace of God. Today, it is providing an education for over 700 students, including the 130+ orphans residing on the campus, and is a testimony to God's provision of excellence and care in a land of difficulty and turmoil. While the largest part of the Village Altonodi project is completed, the children continue to need our ongoing support as they seek to complete their education there.