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Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance. (Ps 2:8)

BACK HOME IN MALI

Randy & Claudia Wilson

23 November 2019

 

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Monthly budget: $13,500 or 11.800€
Monthly support: $6,000 or 5.000€

 

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In North America:

Make checks payable to Healing 2 The Nations Int'l (or H2TNI) and send them to:

Healing 2 The Nations Int'l
PO Box 4342
Wichita, KS 67204

 

In Europe:

Account holder: Healing 2 The Nations International
Bank name: Bank Austria
BIC: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT11 12000 100 017 396 21

 

 

Mailing address

 

Healing 2 The Nations Int'l
PO Box 4342
Wichita, KS 67204

 

Healing 2 The Nations Int'l
Kendlerstraße 27/12
A-1140 Vienna

 

 

Phone

Mali: (+223) 6669 2004
USA: (706) 550 9987
AUT: (+43) (699) 1900 9169

 

 

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Upcoming:

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Dec 19-Jan 2  Mali

Dec 22  Christmas Celebration

 

 

 

 

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H2TNI is a non-profit organization incorporated in Augusta, GA, with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
H2TNI is also a registered organization in Austria.

 

Randy & Claudia are part of the apostolic networks of Che Ahn, Alain Caron and Randy Clark.

Please pray of our planned trip to Mali for Christmas and New Year's. We're looking for someone to fly with us and help us with the babies. Could it be you?

 

WORKSHOPS & BUSINESSES

The future workshops & businesses will serve as dorms and classrooms for our elementary school until the main building is built. With another $64,000 or 56.000€ we can finish it. If you'd like to contribute, please mark your donation with "building fund". Ways to donate on the left.


 

HEALINGS & SALVATIONS

I'm so proud of my son Paul who has been leading the ministry in Mali all by himself since we left earlier this year. He just gave me an update on what's going on in Mali, and it was very exciting.

Our Bible Discovery groups are thriving. New ones are starting, people are having dreams of Jesus and are getting saved. I told Paul I'd love to have more detailed specific testimonies, but I guess I'll have to wait till I'm back in Mali face to face with him to get those. He did tell me about a little boy we prayed for before leaving who was completely healed. His family now wants to know about this Jesus who healed him.

I'm also very excited to hear that Zantigui has accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Paul started meeting with him quite a while back. He is a very influential man with about 80 people under him, so his conversion should have a big impact. Please pray for him.

 

ON OUR BASE

SANABA

This is Sanaba. She's about 12 years old. Her Dad kicked out her mother (who was his second of 3 wives) and her sister and her and kept her brother. Her younger sister died because her Mom did not have the means to have her treated. She and her Mom started coming to our church and her Mom asked us whether we could take her in and take care of her, as she was unable to. She has now been with us for a couple of weeks and is thriving! And Sarata is happy to have another girl on our base again. Sanaba's Mom keeps coming to our church services and is close to receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. Sanaba is now back in school and in 5th grade.

If you'd like to co-sponsor her with $30 or 25€ per month, please let me know.

BAKARY

We took in Bakary many years ago, when he was about 4 years old, and living on the street since he was 3 as his parents had died and there was nobody to take care of him. He's always had a special place in my heart. School was a big challenge for him until he finally had to drop out. He loved helping when our carpenter came around, and finally we found a little carpentry school that he started over a year ago. In the beginning there was a lot of theory, still reading, writing and math, but now he has just proudly presented his very first chair. I'm so proud of him! Since we've lost the carpenter we had, I hope he'll be our resident carpenter when the workshop opens.

SALOUM

The biggest disappointment recently was when our driver Saloum left us for money. Saloum came to us as one of the very first teenagers and lived with us on and off. In the end he finished trade school, but could not find a job. I paid for him to go to driving school, and he became our driver, together with Joseph. When Joseph left a few years ago, he became our only driver. He was a son to me, and to Paul, who was very close to him spending countless hours in the car with. Our hearts were broken when he left because he heard he could make more money as a driver in a neighboring country. Unfortunately Mammon is a ruling god in Mali, everyone always striving to get more of it, no matter how.

MOUSSA

I was astonished when I heard that Paul had already found a new driver. Moussa is an ex-street kid who used to sleep on our base and spent a lot of time with us. We lost sight of him, until he started coming to our services. Someone paid for him to go to driving school and he became a bus driver. Even though it's a financial loss for him, he is now our new driver, and we're thankful to have him (back).

 

COSTLY REPAIRS

For a long time we've known that our water tower needed cleaning on the inside, as well as a coat of paint to protect it from rusting and keep it from dirtying the water. This was not a cheap undertaking, plus it meant no water on our base for a few days. Now they've finally done this after putting it off for months.

Unfortunately the quality of materials used for building is not good, and so we constantly have repairs to make, even though the buildings are not even that old yet. Another necessary repair has been the dining hall doors.

Unfortunately all this is expensive, but still needs to be done.

 

 

THE WILSON FIVE

A lot has happened since our last newsletter two months ago. Our little ones ended up staying another 6 weeks in the hospital, making it a total of 9.5 weeks in hospital. What a joyous day it was when they finally came home 3.5 weeks ago! It was exactly a week before their actual due date November 6th, so their adapted age is actually 2.5 weeks, rather than the nearly 3 months since they were born.

It's been wonderful having them home. The boys eat about every 3 hours, while Tamara can wait 4 hours. She is still the biggest at nearly 4 kilos now, but the boys are already starting to catch up to her. Our lives now consist of feeding them and changing diapers pretty much, leaving little time for sleep or anything else. I'm so thankful for Randy being a full-time Dad and taking care of them right now so that I can write this much-needed newsletter. We also have paid help from an organization a few times a week for a couple of hours each.

We've been cleared to go to Mali with them for Christmas and New Year's. We're hoping to go for two weeks, about December 19th to January 2nd, and are looking for a person (or more) to come with us and help us with the babies. Since we have to pay a third seat for the third baby anyway, we would pay for the flight (for one person, if flying out of Vienna), and once you're in Mali, there are no expenses. Your only expense would be the visa and shots (for one person). We have a two-bedroom apartment on our base for visitors. It would be a great help for us, especially for the flight to Mali. Please contact me if you're interested or have questions.

For LOTS more pictures and daily updates on our cute triplets, connect with me on Facebook.

  

       Samuel day 84                 Tamara day 85                       Emmanuel day 81

 

 

QUICK NEWS

  •        School - We pay for the schooling of over 30 children which is our biggest expense, from school fees to supplies and uniforms. We've barely recovered from those, when it's already time to pay the second installment of school fees. Thank you for helping us with all these expenses.
  •        Building Permit - Paul is still working on getting a building permit so we can continue construction, but to this date we have not received it. Please pray we get it soon.
  •        Christmas Events - Our biggest events of the year take place around Christmas. Our big Christmas and anniversary celebration this year will be on December 22nd on our base. We also do a Christmas party for street children where we not only feed them physically and spiritually, but give away hundreds of shoes, toys and clothes. And then we do this all over again in the village, giving away a few more hundred gifts. And finally we celebrate Christmas as a family of all our sponsored kids and staff, going to the restaurant and then celebrating in our house together. If you'd like to be a part by helping us finance these activities, we'd be very thankful.
  •        First-Grade Teacher - We are still looking for a French-speaking first grade teacher to join our team. 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!
  •        Malian Director Paul - Paul has been leading the ministry in Mali by himself for quite some time now and he's tired. Please pray for him!
  •        Security Situation - Mali is becoming more and more radicalized by jihadists. Also, the population is rising up against the government, still not accepting the president's election. Please pray for peace, and for protection from jihadists.
  •       Volunteers - 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.

 


Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
(Mt 25:40)

 

Loving HIM,

Claudia (& Randy)

 

April 2018
Standing from left: Claudia, Randy, Paul, Amadou, Hama, Yacouba, Balary, Moussa, Fanta
Sitting from left: Sarata, Adama, Habibatou, Jonathan with Esther, Hama, Musokura

orange - current monthly support, red - support needed

 

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