There are many things to be thankful for everyday at YCF, and we would love to share snippets of our thanksgiving with you. In this page, we want to also share prayer request items, provide updates and to create a platform where we can showcase what we do at YCF.
Its a joy and privilege for us to keep you updated, we hope that you will delight in our sharing and do remember to keep us in your prayers.
31 October 2021
Ready , Set, Go!
It is unbelievable how the year is almost ending! This month went by so quickly, just like the rains that it brought along with it. The children have been home this whole month and even as school starts tomorrow (1 November) – they will still have to be home as even though the new school semester begins, they will all still have to learn online as schools are not physically open yet for them to return. We are glad that they will start the new school semester but we also know how challenging it will be for them and also for the staff as they have to attend online lesson, submit all their assignments online and have to manage their time well and to be extra disciplined in their learning. We hope that you will keep us in your prayers, for extra strength for all the staff as they will have to continue to watch over the children as they learn online and for the children to be focused and for them to be responsible for their own learning. Likewise we also pray that the internet connectivity at home will be good and stable, for the devices that we have to be used and shared well by the children and most importantly for the children to continue to be harmonious as they continue to be in each other presence and company 24/7.
We have three main thanksgiving to share and give thanks this month. First up, kudos to our older children for being brave as they all went to get their first dose of their vaccination. They went with their schools and we are glad that they were all well after the first dose, some were a little more tired but the day after their vaccination they all just stayed home and rested. Due to the rise in the cases, we also felt that it was about time that the older children who qualified to get the vaccination should go and get it. So thank God for their schools who helped to arranged it and it was also nice that the children had each other for moral support. Second thanksgiving item is for our harvest of the rice this year. A few months back we started planting rice as the rainy seasons was approaching and this month we have started harvesting some plots. Thank God for his grace and protection over the rice crops, we are harvesting a little by little as some days are still wet. This is because after we harvest the rice crops, we need to dry them out under the sun before we can thrash them and store them. So after we pray for the rains (for the rice planting season) we will pray for the sun (as we harvest and dry the rice grains). More on the harvest in the coming month, so stay tuned. Last but not least…the children went out for a swim! This was the highlight for them as they have been cooped up at home for the last few months and so when the opportunity came for them to head out for a swim, they were all so excited and extremely happy. We are so blessed to be able to get the chance to take the children out for a swim and just out of the house – safely that is, as we got them to mask up and also briefed them about staying safe and maintaining good healthy personal hygiene. We want to thank Pastor Iain and Centre of the Universe for allowing our children to go swimming.
As we enter the last two months of the year, we are still very hopeful that the Covid19 pandemic will get better, we pray for all our YCF friends and we miss everyone as it has been almost 2 years since we last had international friends come visit. Continue to stay strong and always look to Jesus. We will get through the hard times together and we are very sure that we will get through it. We are excited for school to start tomorrow, as the weather gets cooler and as Christmas is fast approaching, and we are glad we have you to journey with us even though we may not be physically together but always in heart and mind.
30 September 2021