arrived on April the 19th for two weeks. The first five days we
were under several health attacks. We met the team and the street
children on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The first evening,
we saw for the first time Hama and Sarata, the children of Seybou
and Fatoumata, the people who keep the property. The children were
both frightened when they saw us. After we prayed together and asked
forgiveness during the prayer night on Saturday evening, because
of the French colonisation in Mali, we realised how they were now
friendly with us. It was amazing! Even on Thursday morning Hama's
attitude changed radically! He played with Pascale, so quietly and
joyfully. On Friday he danced and tried to talk with Corinne.
Friday we visited different market places and Emma's university,
and in the evening we watched a film about Jesus. On Saturday we
went to the wimming pool with all the team, Seybou, Hama, Sekou,
Paul, Simeon, Sekouba, Marie. We had a lot of fun and Corinne was
able to share the gospel with a lady from Timbuktu, and someone
from Bamako, who sometimes lives in France.
On Saturday evening, the prayer night was full of fire and the
holy presence of the Lord, with many prophetic words, and even intercession,
arrows of deliverance shot for Mali (2 Kings 13:15-20).
Sunday evening, the Lord asked Pascale to change her message, about
one hour before the service, and she preached about the Father's
love. After listening to this message, 3 adults and five children
came forward and gave their lives to the Lord, and received salvation.
Then many boys and men came forward to forgive their earthly fathers,
for what they lived in their past, all the hurts, etc. They also
asked forgiveness to the Lord for all the bitterness, anger, resentment
they had in their hearts, and we had quite a long time praying individually
with each one of them. We were encouraged by several healings. Corinne
was touched and healed from blood problems in her legs (very swollen)
and Pascale had a sciatic, and was also healed two days later. Some
children and adults were also healed from pain in their backs, heads,
eyes and even teeth problems.
On Monday we also taught about the baptism of the Holy Spirit,
and all the persons present were filled with the Holy Spirit and
prayed in tongues, even members of the pastoral team.
following Thursday evening, we began the seminar on couples and
families, with our testimonies. Many were touched by God. Friday
and Saturday we shared God's word about marriage, family, and even
children's education; prayers and interesting questions closed these
meetings. Then at the end of the seminar we had several special
times of God's blessings for each child present. And often there
were as many children as adults. On Sunday evening and even this
Monday before our departure, we had a time of repentance with the
church and the team, and they were very thankful for the way we
could declare the truth and love of God even in some special and
We had a great time in Mali experimenting God's presence and faithfulness
every time, even with the weather, which is normally very hot at
this time of the year. We prayed and during the two weeks we had
clouds, wind, rain every two days, and the temperatures were cooler.
We have just heard that since we are back, it hasn't rained again.
This kind of weather was unusual for the season, as the rains only
come in June.
we all rejoice for what the Lord has done and may all the glory
go unto Him!
Pascale and Corinne