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By Jenny McCurry

We want to thank you for your continued faithfulness in supporting the ACI Sponsorship programme with BTBAB and pray that you will know God’s blessing for your generosity.

We wish to bring you up to date with events which have unfolded regarding Emihle, our current recipient of the ACI sponsorship.

As you know, during the year we have been in frequent contact with Emihle, including a zoom meeting in February to discuss her progress and poor high school exam results. We encouraged her, prayed with her and advised her that she was on a six-month probation to improve her school exam results to continue receipt of the sponsorship. A team visited Emihle in September 2022 and spent an encouraging short time with her. However, since our return from South Africa, it had become apparent that Emihle was not following the terms of her ACI contract in a few aspects which could not be ignored and sadly, we had to take the difficult decision to terminate the sponsorship. She has been advised of our decision and we would ask you to join with us and continue to pray for her and hope to maintain contact with her.

We praise God that because of your faithful giving, we are able to support these young people in their dreams and give them a hand up to achieve something great for God. Please be assured that your donations will continue to be held for the next recipient and will not be used for any other purpose. We are currently looking at some other potential young people based in Thailand, Ethiopia and South Africa, who could become the next recipients in 2023/2024/2025. The dream is to have a new student each year which will evolve into a rolling programme over five years.