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Sekouba Is Staying

Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch

26 June 2006




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3000 sq.m. Property
for Church & Orphanage

Construction starts in October.
First Estimate: $70,000
Building Fund: $5,000
Current need: an architect


A big thank you to all you righteous ones who prayed mighty prayers. Your prayers were answered!

This morning started like any other, even though I was a little apprehensive. We had breakfast, then our personal time with the Lord, and then we gathered to worship, study the Word and pray. As we were praising God, we got more and more excited. Sekouba started using the table as drums, and we all grabbed flags to dance around the table. It was great! I made eye-contact with Sekouba, and he was just grinning with joy. When we finally quit, we sat down for the Bible study, and today all three kids participated well. Then it was time to pray. I told them, I had some good news first: I'd had an email from an architect who's interested in helping us out. All the kids plus Paul jumped up, shouted, and danced around. When they finally calmed down, I told them to keep praying because nothing was certain yet. Since Sekouba had jumped up in joy himself, I then asked him, whether that meant he was staying. He said yes. Then we all shouted for joy again, and a big burden fell of my heart.

What did I learn in this? I'm gonna show more restraint and mercy in dealing with their behavior. These kids come from the street where they did whatever THEY wanted, whenever they wanted. That's why they need discipline now, an organized life, but it's also hard to give up that "freedom".

Sekouba has now been with us for 9 months. I'm glad my "firstborn" is staying.