repairing it repeatedly, our water pump died for good and a
new one costs $3,000 or 2.500€.
We have to purchase water for cooking, drinking and showering
until it is replaced. As we're already over $10,000 in debt
after spending that much for the beginning of the school year,
we desperately need help to purchase a new pump. Please send
a check, make a transfer or click on the online donation button
on the left. Thank you!
the beginning of the year a young lady from Romania
came to Mali to stay long-term but had to leave after 2
months for medical reasons. It was devastating for us to
find out that she had returned to Mali to work with a different
organization. However, God turns everything around for
good, and it's like the seed that died in the ground
has germinated and now produces much more fruit.
To my greatest amazement, we now have 5 short-term visitors
from Belarus, USA and Germany come in the next few months. Praise
God! May this be the beginning of a wave of visitors, and may some
return to stay. Please pray for them as well as us in this season.
beginning of the school year is always a huge financial
strain for us - tuition, uniforms, books and school supplies
for 33 children devour thousands of dollars/euros.
This year, I kept exact track and it amounted to 9.500€
(so far) which is currently $10,800 - money we
did not have. Our water pump just dying which costs
$3000 to be replaced, has not helped. I do not
know why we're always in financial need and can't seem to catch
a break. All I know is that God is faithful and
that He uses His children to advance His kingdom on earth, whether
it be by praying, going or giving. So a big thank
you to all of our supporters who've been faithful to this ministry!
We've lost several of our bigger donors these past two years, and
that has made it extra hard.
schools in Mali have been on strike,
and for a while it looked like the kids could lose their school
year. Please pray for peace and order to be established
and for the children to learn something. Pray also for a teacher
for our own elementary school so we have a good quality school.
told you last time that we had canceled our trip
to Europe. Not long after, through a series of events, the Lord
made it unmistakenly clear that He wanted us to be at the World
Missions Congress in Madrid, Spain, and so we obeyed. We
had some divine appointments there and made great connections. It's
one reason why we have helpers coming soon.
added some time for medical appointments and ministry in Europe
and are returning to Mali in two weeks.
you'd like to see us before then, we're ministering in these two
Nov 17, 5 pm - VCC Jesuszentrum, Baumgasse 74 (German)
Wed, Nov 21, 7 pm - FCG Klagenfurt, Morogasse 5
Warfare - We always need more intercessors
to hold us up in prayer. Please connect with us on Facebook
where we also have a secret intercessory page.
Celebration - This year we celebrate our 14th church
anniversary on December 9th. We'll have skits,
baptisms, preaching and broadcast live on radio, followed by a
big banquet. Next year is a special anniversary, and we're already
praying who we should invite as our special speaker(s).
- Christmas is a special season with a party
for (street) children and our own special festivities,
as well as blessing the children in the villages. Please pray
for the additional financial resources needed
as well as for great spiritual fruit.
Imam - The imam who was healed and then
had dreams of Jesus and decided to follow Him
whole-heartedly is growing in his faith. However,
he has still not left the mosque, even though he is starting to
suffer the consequences. Please pray for him; his main worry is
how to support his family after he leaves.
Update - We've been really frustrated with our construction
manager who has still not picked up work after rainy season and
keeps saying that he's been sick. Please pray contruction continues
Believe with us for the remaining 56.000€ or $66,000
to come in so we can finish it and start our school.
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!
Director Paul - Paul's wife Rokia has been sick and is
currently undergoing treatment. Please pray for
her complete healing.
Situation - Mali is
becoming more and more radicalized by jihadists.
Please pray for peace, and for protection
Baby - Please pray especially now. More to come.
- 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.
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with
much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest
with much. (Luke 16:10)
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