Naomi – Sponsorship Recipient at Aguie

Just before we were to leave Aguie, a young 6th grade student stood up in her classroom and said she had something that she would like to say. Naomi told us that she is orphan who lives with her grandma. Without her sponsorship, she does not know where she would be or what she would […]

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Fathers of Sponsored Students

Ibrahim is the father of one of our sponsorship students at the Aguie School. He comes from a village about 30 kilometers from Aguie. He did not have the opportunity to go to school. In fact, no one in his village has gone to school or can read or write. He wants more for his […]

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What is it like to be a sponsored student?

Through interviews with parents of our sponsored students, we now have a better idea of how to answer that question. Our sponsored students are often the first person in their family to go to school. That’s a big deal and a lot of pressure! It also means that they don’t have anyone to model study […]

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Houge

Houge is now in in the 3rd and final year of middle school. We are so proud of her! She is excelling in her class work, and she is blossoming into a confident and kind person. Karen describes her as “regal”, which seems accurate to me. Earlier today, when I asked her if she was […]

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Fleeing Niger

Last January, on what seemed to be a normal Saturday in Niger, one of our colleagues, Pastor Sani was alerted to the fact that mobs of people were burning and destroying churches in Niamey, the capital. He stayed in his house with his family, as he was advised. However, when his neighbors told him that […]

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Kylee – My Journey

My journey with Remember Niger started a couple years ago, but not until about a year ago did I actively become involved. My church partners with Remember Niger and through that I have become closely connected. Last fall we held the Ride for Hope bike rally, raising money for Remember Niger. Being involved in The […]

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A Day in Niger

7:00am:  I wake up and wonder where I am. I’m so tired, I have to pry my eyelids open. I hear a knock at my door and suddenly remember that I’m in Niger, therefore this must be the result of jet-lag. Yesterday, we flew from Niamey, the capital of Niger, to Maradi, a city 10 […]

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A Successful Trip, by Kara

It takes much effort and participation by a lot of people to ensure a successful trip to Niger. For that reason I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this recent trip a success! Many people gave letters and support for our students, others provided soccer jerseys and freeze-dried meals, and we […]

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Evening meal in Niamey

It is our last full day in Niger, and we are “cooking up a storm” for our evening meal!  Tomorrow (Monday) we will visit the school in Niamey, have a meeting with some partners in Niger and ready ourselves for our return flight home.  Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!      

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