years ago I heard the Lord's call to Africa. Twelve years ago He
gave me "my" country of Mali. Over time, He showed me
more and more of what He wanted to do in this poor and needy nation,
what He wanted to use this little girl for, and it was so big that
I wouldn't share it with anyone. What did I have to offer? Nothing
but my love for Him, nothing but my passion to see all men come
to Him, and my willingness to pay whatever the price. Obviously,
that's all He needed.
Today I've been
in Mali for three and a half years, and I'm continually amazed as
I watch HIM make a dream come true, make a vision reality, do one
thing after another. And all I do is hold the hand of my big heavenly
Father, just a little girl watching her Dad do it all, and getting
to participate by doing what He says.
girl is so excited as things for our mission base are coming together.
So today I want to share some more details about this building project
with you, so you can join in with prayer and giving.
IN THE DESERT
The 32,000 squarefeet
(3000 squ.m.) property is on the foot of a hill (the marking towards
the top of the picture) at the south-east exit of town. On the bottom
of the picture you can see the main road that leads out of town
(to the right). When you leave that road to drive to the property,
you turn onto a bad dirt road into a new part of town with a lot
of construction going on and without electricity. Today there are
more houses than when that GOOGLE EARTH picture was taken.
base will be an oasis in this natural and spiritual desert. It will
be a habitation of the glory of the Lord. It will be a training
center for men and women to be equipped and sent out. It will be
a healing center for people to find physical, spiritual and emotional
healing. It will be a children's center to train an army of little
lovers of God. It will be a sending center to reach the reast of
West Africa. Go to the ENDORSEMENT page
of my website to read some of the most significant promises we've
received from the Lord.
To start with
(beginning April) we're building two houses
so we can move onto our promised land by this summer (building
1 and 2), as well as the wall and well with water tower, and electricity
installation. This first phase costs $175,000,
and we need that money within the next few weeks and months.
we will start the second building phase which includes
the rest of the buildings - church, offices, meeting rooms, school,
dorms, medical center, pharmacy, workshops, and businesses. That
phase will take a year and cost another $360,000.
in the world are you gonna build a half a million dollar project,
when you don't even have the money for your monthly expenses?
- I'm not. HE is doing it. It's God's project,
and He's taking care of it all. How? I don't know yet, but I'm curious
myself to watch Him do this. I'm excited because He will get so
much glory, His name will be lifted up and praised by many people,
because none other than our God could do such a thing.
All the riches
of the universe are His. Recently someone I respect said that I'd
be given a million dollars - half for the construction project,
and the other half for me. It sounds crazy, but I have faith
that God can do this, and I know that He knows my heart
and has tested me in the past, and He knows that all this money
would go to further His kingdom in Africa and the world.
So if any of
you have been looking where to give a million dollars,
you've found the place. Or if any of you know someone who'd like
to give a million dollars, forward this email to them.
I've just opened
a Malian bank account for the transfer of bigger
amounts of money ($5000 or more). These are the details for your
If you need
your donation to be tax-deductable, you'll need to send it to the
Some of you
might think I'm crazy, but I believe God has given me the
gift of faith to see His big vision for Mali and West Africa
come to pass. May the earth be filled with His glory!
2 Duplex for
3 Dining hall
4 1st floor:
Meeting hall & offices
2nd floor: School
3rd floor: Dorms for orphans
5 Medical center
8 Internet Café
the CONSTRUCTION page on my
website for regular updates, and details on the financing.
as we have the first installment of money, the well-team is
starting its study to determine the location and depth for
the well. As soon as they get their advance, the electricity
department can also start their work to get electricity to
us (1 mile away), which will take two months.
Like a foretaste
of the blessings to come, a prophetic sign, we have recently been
given a washing machine, many kilos of food, medications,
and school supplies by people I didn't even know. God uses everything
for our good, and so He used the scabies plague in our house for
these blessings to come.
A couple of missionaries that were evacuated to Bamako from neighboring
Guinea had received a big amount of money for "children in
Africa". So they asked around among missionaries in Bamako
and were pointed to me. Since they are in the medical field, they
knew a washing machine and dryer (the latter don't exist in Mali)
would have been a great help with the plague. They asked us what
else we needed, and greatly blessed us. Awesome God!
They also came
to our Saturday program and gave first aid to all
the street children who have all kinds of wounds and sicknesses.
Thank God for His servants!
OF REVIVAL IN DIO
January it was prophesied that our children would
be powerful evangelists, and now this word is coming
to pass in our village. Several children have given their lives
to the Lord recently, and are evangelizing fearlessly, saying they
don't care if they're killed for the Lord (the picture shows two
of them with the pastor). Their parents have thrown them out of
the house, and now our pastor Enoch is taking care of their needs.
Enoch needs to finish a building he has started on his property
to have room for all the children that are starting to come, and
he is also in need of a motorbike to move around.
Would you help finance a motorbike for Enoch? It costs $300,
and will enable him to make some money.
we're showing the MATTHEW film and are expecting
many people to show up. Sunday morning I'm preaching, doing a consecration/ordination
service to officially welcome Enoch under our covering and pray
for the anointing of God to come upon him even more. I'm so excited
to see another part of my vision become reality - to see a village
without believers starting to come to the Lord one after another!
just had two wonderful weeks with different visitors. First, the
director of the German NGO doing our kids' sponsorships
was with us for a week, with her friend. They had a great time seeing
the work first-hand that they've supported this past year, and meeting
every kid and worker personally. It was hard to see them go, and
hard for them to leave after only 6 days.
architect Peter from the US (picture with Kossi
our builder and myself) arrived on the same plane they took to leave.
Peter spent 5 intense days with us, working hard on the plans and
blueprints for our construction, meeting our construction manager,
seeing the site, and participating in our daily activities firsthand.
This wonderful man of God with the father's love was a great blessing
to us all, and it was hard to let him leave after such a short time.
Two months from
now we have a team of 6 young Americans come for
two weeks to do intense ministry. We're looking forward to that
blessing. One of them is a film school graduate who will documentary
on their trip and the ministry in Mali. That's very exciting! Please
pray for their preparations and ours, so that His kingdom would
be advanced significantly and in power.
in the process of registering two more organizations,
one for the children's center and one for our local church. Please
pray for favor, and for the paperwork to come through quickly.
different children's programs are going strong.
We have more street kids than ever show up for our Saturday program.
On Fridays we go to our property, and the Lord has given me a
new strategy to reach the kids and adults there, which has led
to a lot more people show up. In February we also did a children's
program in Dio that was powerful. I taught on the love on the
Father, and ended up hugging a third of the kids as I was praying
for them (see picture). Many of them had never been hugged before.
Easter we're doing three days of special activities
in a row. On Friday, we're showing the MATTHEW film. On Saturday,
THE PASSION, and on Sunday (April 8th) we're doing an Easter party
for street children and adults, with a banquet. Please pray for
finances, for strength, grace and favor as we prepare.
Ed Smith, the founder and director of Theophostic Prayer
Ministry, has asked me to write a testimony
about our trip to Ghana, and the fruit we have seen since. Go
and scroll down to "Mali, Africa" to read it.
Lord is starting to bring to pass another promise, which is to
make me a mother of nations. Last October I went to Ghana,
and I'm still praying when the Lord would have me go back there
to do the crusade I was invited to do. My next trip will take
me to Nigeria (Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abia state)
with evangelist Bill Hoerr to assist him any way I can. The tentative
dates are June 11-25. Both Bill and I are believing
for the necessary finances to come in.
brother is getting married in the beginning of June, which means
I'll have two weeks in my home country of Austria.
The tentative dates are May 28-June 10.
Now to HIM
who is able to do immeasurably more than all we
ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us,
to HIM be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever!