Cliff has now been in Bamako for a week, and the rest of the
team arrived one after the other, conquering all attempts of the
enemy at not allowing them into Mali. My own attacks have consisted
of different health issues/sickness over the past two months (two
of which were a first in my life), and even this past week, with
a busy schedule every day, I've finally had to miss meetings I helped
prepare these past months, because of a bad flu I'm still trying
to get rid of. I started taking antibiotics today, and I'd ask you
to pray for my healing, so I'd be fit to travel to Timbuktu on Monday.
So, it's about time I tell you about all that's been going on!
FRIDAY NOV 4 - We showed THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
and had a big crowd of people. At the end of the movie, Cliff shared
for a few moments, and invited people to come forward for prayer.
We spent a lot of time praying for many people, including my team.
SATURDAY NOV 5 - We rented a conference room in
a nice hotel and invited the English-speaking missionary community
of Bamako to come for a day seminar. With a lot of seminars going
on right now, only few came. My team was there too, and I interpreted
for them all day. We had a wonderful time in an airconditioned hotel
and in the pool in our break. At the end of the last session, Cliff
prayed for everyone, and God's presence touched every single person
deeply. It was awesome!
SUNDAY NOV 6 - Cliff was invited to preach at
Abel's church in the morning; the church that did most of the work
for the crusade. Cliff gave a challenging sermon and then we started
praying for people. A few people were deeply touched.
MONDAY NOV 7 - Another day for errands downtown.
Cliff got to meet the police officer who's been helping us with
the church papers and prayed for him. In the evening, we had the
last organizational meeting for the crusade, this time with Cliff.
It was surely an interesting time culturally!
TUESDAY NOV 8 - Cliff taught all morning at the
YWAM evangelism school, and God moved powerfully. In the evening,
all the crusade workers got together to have Cliff talk to them
and pray for them. Again a powerful time for God to move. (I missed
the whole day, staying in bed with a high fever.)
WEDNESDAY NOV 9 - The second and last day of teaching
at the YWAM evangelism school - this time with all of Cliff's team
present. In the evening, we had the first meeting of the 4 nights
of the crusade. More about the crusade meetings on Sunday.
This morning it was the first of 3 conference mornings, with 20
pastors from the interior of the country, as well as many other
people. Since I've missed that as well, I hope Cliff will have an
opportunity to soon share with you all the wonderful things God
has been doing.
Keep up your powerful prayers for all of us here! And include the
pastor's wife in Timbuktu. He called us a few days ago saying his
wife was dying, but we've already heard that she is much better.
The whole team is in agreement that all the attacks are linked to
what God will do in Timbuktu - a major stronghold of the enemy.