I'm happy to announce to you that I will be licensed for ministry at
Christ Triumphant Church on Sunday, September 26, during the 10 a.m. service.
There will be a going-away-sending-out party with chances to pray for me that night. Please contact me for details on the party. I hope to see as many of you as possible on that special day!
Some of you will say, who is Christ Triumphant Church? I actually stepped into CTC on one of my first days in Kansas City in June three years ago, when my school to be - World Revival School of Ministry - used their facilities for their classes. My first meetings there were historic ones, when Jill Austin (my teacher) did her first conference there in December of the same year 2001, with Todd Bentley as the main speaker - his first time in Kansas City. That was the first of many conferences during my two years in Kansas City, and I loved CTC's pastor from the very beginning. Pastor Alan Koch is a true pastor, so loving and caring, who also loves the presence of God and His glory more than anything. I started attending CTC on Sunday mornings last summer, during my last 5 weeks in Kansas City. I love that church, I love their vision and heart, and the freedom Holy Spirit has to do whatever He chooses. CTC also has a mandate to the nations and I've longed to come under their covering. Leadership has agreed to license me and stay in relationship with me, and I'm so thankful to be connected to that wonderful church, where I have many friends and a home.
I'm also still sent out by Vienna Christian Center in Vienna, Austria, my home church of 10 years, who is currently considering the renewal of my application for continued support.
My long summer of refocusing and preparation for a significant second year is slowly coming to an end. I have three more weeks in Kansas City before returning to Mali, and time is running like crazy. There are still things to be done and to happen. Please pray for a fruitful remaining time - spiritually and every other way. I asked the Lord for 4 things to happen this summer, and only one is directly in sight.
Please pray also for finances for the car (pick-up truck) to come in. It's exciting to get everything needed together (most recently a sound system), but none of it will be useful without a car. If I can get the money together while in the US, I can take it back with me cash and buy a car in Mali. I wouldn't be able to withdraw that much money from the ATM in Mali.
It's exciting to watch God get everything ready, and I hope I can share more with you soon.
Thank you for your love and prayers.
Please keep praying concerning the situation with the locust swarms eating up field after field.
Tel. (+223) 220 0311
IMPORTANT: Don't write my name on the check, but add
a note that it's for me.