Sunday Snapshot #2

In 2011, plans for Madina Village School were only on Francis Mustapha’s heart, not visible to everyone else. Even he could not picture then what has become reality now. As he says, “God seems to be dealing with me on a need-to-know basis!”
God’s plans have been so much bigger than ours!

Here’s a 2013 picture of Madina children being lined up to sing a goodbye song as we left Madina. They had no experience with school yet. Lining them up took a long time. Eight years have passed. The 2021 picture is this past year’s Class Six taking a “mock exam” in May to help them be ready for the National Exam to go on to Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. 100% of them passed. Now they move on… God has plans for them!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah, 29:11. We look to the future with expectation and hope!


  1. Gloria Joseph on October 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Big Congratulations!! May God continue to bless you and Francis and the dream He has placed on your hearts.

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks, Gloria!

  2. Jane Somerville on October 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    So proud of this man and his dream. So much work, so much love, so much hope for the future. Francis Mustapha, God bless you and your family and your children at Madina school.

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Your kind words are such an encouragement!

  3. Solomon Katta on October 24, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    This is just phenomenal

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Solo!

  4. Mohammed Tarawally on October 24, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Francis, Bobbie you have done great job only the Almighty God can reward you. For some one to come from a small village go back to that same village to say thank you with such an appreciation. Very few can do what you have done. You have no idea how many people will benefit from this. May the Lord continue to bless the school and your family.

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks, Mohammed. Appreciate that, and hope to see you here one day!

    • Allieu and Memunatu Sheriff on October 24, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Congratulations Uncle Francis and Aunt Bobbie! You have shown us a lot but this was greater. May you be blessed and may God almighty continue to strengthen you and provide for the continuation. We love 💕 you and well done.

  5. Lois Farra Watkins on October 24, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations! How wonderful to witness a dream come true. Fantastic! No one knows what each of those who passed the exam will become in God’s Kingdom-great men and women in their fields-equipped for service! Abundant blessings as you continue to press on toward future goals. I’m truly blessed to be able to say, “I knew Francis and Bobbi way back at Marion College. God has done great things through them!”

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Lois. Sometimes that seems so long ago. Other time just like yesterday!

  6. Kate Brinkmeyer (Wilkening) on October 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    So proud of you, Mr. M!

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 4:39 pm


  7. Moses Kallon on October 24, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Congratulations Francis Mustapha for helping in building our nation through education may God bless you and all your partners.

    • Bobbie Mustapha on October 24, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      And you are part of it, Sannoh! Thanks!

  8. Mustapha George Harding on July 2, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you very much Pa Kemba

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