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PRAYER ALERT: Seybou Has Disappeared

Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch

4 July 2006




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3000 sq.m. Property
for Church & Orphanage

Construction starts in October.
Estimate: $1,000,000
Building Fund: $3,700
Spent: $300

Seybou has not come home today. He left at 2 pm to go downtown to pay the rent for July and never came back. Seybou is my night guard and "man for everything" around the house, as well as the one running the errands and paying the bills. He lives on the property with his wife and two children, and has been with me for nearly 2 years. He's been a Christian for one year.

At 9 pm his wife Fanta came to see me because Seybou still hadn't returned home. By that time he's always back to do his night job of guarding the house. Paul and I immediately started praying, while the kids continued playing. When the time for our nightly "family meeting" came, we simply invited them to join us praying, and Simeon came over as well. I had called Seybou's cousin Hassan, who was already running around visiting family members and friends, looking for him everywhere. I also informed Emma who came over to take the car and go to the two hospitals with emergency rooms, as well as the police. While they were out there, we kept praying. One kid after the other fell asleep, including Paul. Finally Emma called saying he wasn't in the hospitals or the 3 police stations where he made reports of his disappearance. Simeon also left at midnight, and I prayed on for another half hour alone until Emma's return with the car.

Where is he? What has happened? He could have had an accident with his motorbike. He could have been robbed - he had the rent of $420 with him. He could have lost the money and be too afraid to come home (his wife's take). Or he could have taken the money to start over elsewhere. Unfortunately I can't rule out that option.

In any case, we're praying for his safety and well-being, and that we'll find him wherever he is, and whatever the reason he's not here tonight. We've cancelled school tomorrow morning to keep praying, and I'm gonna find out whether the rent was paid or not.

Please join your prayers to ours!