less than half of our monthly budget come in through regular
donations, we depend on one-time donations to make up for the
rest. Medical bills, school payments, repairs, and many more
expenses have led to us being in debt by an unprecedented 5-digit
amount. We declare that God takes care of ALL our needs
according to His riches in glory, and that this mountain of
debt be moved and dissolved! 12.000€ or $14,000 more to
that the kids are on summer vacation (for 4 months!), Paul has more
time to do Bible-discovery groups as the car is
not tied up taking kids to school and picking them up. We have more
and more groups out in the villages around our main church there
and near where Paul lives. Once a week Paul does a meeting in the
main village which is also the biggest in the region.
few weeks ago Paul was on the way to the village, when a
tire suddenly exploded right where he was sitting. It sounded
like a bomb went off! They put the spare on and continued to the
village. On the way back, the spare tire - again where Paul was
sitting - also exploded! What now? They were still a long way from
our base. A car came by and a white lady was inside, and she just
lent them a tire! Now that's unheard of!
a great example of the intense spiritual warfare we
constantly deal with. That is why we need intercessors who hold
us up daily! Why am I saying that?
at the village, Paul was asked to go pray for the imam
of the main mosque who was sick with ulcers and other issues and
could no longer even get up from bed, and so he
did. The next day he received a call that the imam was up and about
and completely healed and wanted to see him!
went to see the imam who was perfectly fine, and they had a great
time talking. However, like Nicodemus who came to Jesus
secretly at night, he wanted to see Paul one-on-one without
anyone else around. Last Sunday they met and the imam shared how
he had had a dream of Jesus and wanted to follow
Him whole-heartedly. However, he is worried about the consequences.
Please pray for him. Paul is going to meet with him again this Sunday.
year, we lost 13 children for different reasons
which was very difficult for me as I love each of our children like
they are my own. This year we set the month of April
aside to fast and pray and had a precious time
of communion with God and each other. It was during that month that
Adama (10) suddenly decided to return to us. We
were overjoyed! Just over a month ago, he ran away again. A week
later Hama (9) also ran away. It was the time of
the end-of-Ramadan festivities when people are extra generous and
you can make a lot of money begging on the street. The temptation
was too great for them.
few weeks later Yacouba (16) also left secretly.
He was missing his little brother Hama and wanted to go find him.
Three days later he returned with both Hama and
Adama who had found each other on the street. After their return,
they admitted that our center is really the best place to be - even
though they don't look that happy to be back on this picture taken
the day of their return. We thank God that He has brought them all
back to us safe and sound. Please pray for them
- for their hearts to heal and for them to fall in love with Jesus.
Warfare - We need more intercessors
to hold us up in prayer. Please connect with us on Facebook
where we also have a secret intercessory page. Please email us
if you can pray for us daily.
US Trip - We've had an amazing time of seeing God move
and heal on this trip whenever we get a chance to minister,
whether it's inside or outside the walls of the church. Please
pray for also for divine connections and new
open doors as we head to Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City,
Arizona and California.
Christian TV - We had the opportunity to be on a
2-hour TV show talking about Mali and what God is doing.
It's a great introduction to us and what we're about. You can
watch it on YouTube here.
US Secretary - We are still looking for someone to relieve
our current secretary and are about to head to Wichita
where we are based. Please pray we find someone there so we don't
have to move office/PO box.
Update - Construction of the next building that will
house our school in the beginning, as well as
dorms and the carpenter's workshop,
started on February 5th. They have made the bricks to build the
walls, and are now compacting the soil of the foundation. Believe
with us for the remaining 60.000€ or $73,000
to come in so we can finish it and start our school.
Children - We have about 10 street children
who come to our base every night and who are growing in their
faith in Jesus. When we return to Mali in August, we'll be looking
and praying to see who we should take in. Please pray
we take the right ones and consider taking on a sponsorship.
Teacher - We are still looking for a French-speaking
first grade teacher to join our team in September. There
is such a need for a good, Christian school where the children
are treated with dignity and learn something.
Many of our Muslim neighbors would send their children to our
school. Please pray we'll find a teacher by fall!
Leader Paul - Please pray for Paul who carries a lot
on his shoulders. Pray for his health, strength, and for his
wife to fall in love with Jesus and support him in ministry.
Situation - The presidential elections are planned for
July 28th. Mali is becoming more and more
radicalized by jihadists. Please pray for peace,
and for protection from jihadists.
Baby - Our faith has been renewed by people prophesying
recently that we would have a son. Please pray
for him to come from heaven to earth!
- Do you want to come change an orphan's
life? Do you want to heal the sick? Preach
the gospel to those who've never heard? Come to Mali
for a season and let God change your life. No language skills
needed, but French skills are helpful.
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in
the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the
time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. (2.Cor 6:2)
Standing from left: Claudia, Randy, Paul, Amadou, Hama, Yacouba,
Bakary, Moussa, Fanta
Sitting from left: Sarata, Adama, Habibatou, Jonathan with Esther,
- current monthly support, red - support needed