is God's list of qualifications to be chosen by Him for His purposes
- you've got to be foolish or powerless or despised or nothing,
or all of it. Praise God, I qualify!
in the US I made progress on my book, which is my story how I ended
up in Mali, and I became so aware again how I was the least likely
candidate to be doing what I do today. No one would have chosen
me - but that's why God did. He knew I'd know I had nothing
to offer Him but myself and my love for Him, and so I'm constantly
amazed how He can use a powerless, despised, foolish nothing to
do all these awesome things He's doing in Mali. Only God could do
such a thing, and so everyone knows that only He should be given
any glory, and that is ALL the glory! ALL
GLORY GOES TO OUR AWESOME GOD!
the good news is - if God can use me, He can use you! That's
the message I want to bring across with my book. However badly you
were hurt, whatever your childhood was like, you are QUALIFIED!
Just offer yourself completely up to Him; let Him take the pieces
of your life; trust Him completely (even if it's hard), and then
watch what He's gonna do. Don't limit Him any longer! Dream
big! He has a great destiny for you! Just believe and step into
WEEKS IN THE US
little girl at the hand of her big, awesome, heavenly Daddy, has
been constantly blown away by where He was leading her, whom He
was leading her to, and the favor she received everywhere. Day after
day I'd be in total astonishment at how God is answering my prayer
to put Mali on the map. And day after day He'd bless me through
His people, often big time. I did a 7-city-tour in 5 weeks, and
loved every minute of it! Each city was different, each with a different
purpose, but each with a very specific purpose for the sake of Mali
and the ministry or just myself. I had opportunities to preach,
to share in churches and small groups, to meet with people individually,
and to see many of my friends again, as well as making new ones.
I returned to Mali very blessed, refreshed, and changed for the
I started sharing in detail now, I could never tell you all. I want
you to know though that I continued writing my daily blog, so if
you're curious just go to my website, then click on NEWS
and then on BLOG, and start reading with August
10. There's also a good number of great pictures.
AT WORK IN MALI
has done a great job being the leader while I was gone. I'm so proud
of my 19-year-old son who's only been a believer for two years.
It's so amazing to see what God has done in his life - another despised,
powerless, foolish nothing God has picked out. As an Albino, he's
not had it easy (picture with handicapped 6-year-old Hama).
my return, we've done three meetings, and God has
been showing up powerfully touching children and adults (details
on blog). The Lord has answered my many prayers in tears for my
children, and I see a new seriousness and hunger for God in some
of them. Praise God!
entering into a new season, and I believe the move
onto our property will take us to a completely new level. I already
live over there, and all I see in the Spirit is happening over there.
I'm excited at the great job Paul is doing discipling the new believers
there - they already know him as the pastor, and that's wonderful,
and the way it should be. He goes there once a week.
Monday we are going to one of the villages - Goro
- that turned to the Lord. I've been very troubled at the job our
local pastor is doing out there trying to disciple these people,
and have felt I needed to spend more time there discipling
them, and discipling our pastor in the course of it, so he can do
a better job taking care of the baby believers. I've very seriously
felt that we're losing these new Christians if we don't take better
care of them. I wanted to spend several days there - though that's
quite difficult to get away for that long - but we're forced to
come back Tuesday night already, for the annual general assembly
of the Malian Association of Churches and Ministries
that starts Tue night. But 30 hours is better than nothing. And
it will be good to share with other leaders in this country; this
is our first time participating since we were only accepted as members
a year ago.
is starting school again in a week - he has one more year of High
School to do, but has had so much favor that the school took care
of all his tuition for his last year. Praise God! Please pray for
him, as he'll be busy with school, and Bible School, and all his
other responsibilities with us. It's gonna be a challenge this year,
since I have one guy less (Issa is gone) to take care of the children
and everything. Thankfully a young lady from Austria is coming to
help for two months, beginning of November.
OUR MOVE TO THE PROPERTY
have postponed our move to the property until December
5th. Construction was paused for 5 weeks for lack
of finances, but has been picked up again thanks to some very generous
donations. Thanks to all of you who've helped us!
state Sep 14
wall around the property will be done in two weeks, and then Kossi
is starting the foundation of the first house -
the one we're moving into Dec 5. We still need $49,000
to complete that house - but nothing is impossible for
God! He's in charge and taking care of everything!
most urgent need right now is the remaining $13,000
we need for the solar panels. A missionary in Mali
who installs solar power systems for different projects has taken
ours on as well, which is a huge blessing. Our solar panels will
simply be added to what he has already ordered for other projects,
which saves us shipping as well as customs, so PRAISE GOD! However,
it means we need to have those $13,000 by the end of September,
because otherwise we will miss the container leaving for Mali.
you can help in any way with that amount, now is the time!
Our base will be a habitation for God's glory to equip people -
orpans and former street kids, the despised and foolish - and send
them out to cover Mali and the surrounding nations with His glory,
bringing His Kingdom wherever they set foot. While in the US, the
Lord spoke to me about the revival coming to Mali (and we are seeing
first glimpses now), and when I called it the "Mali Revival",
He corrected me and told me it would be known as the "Desert
you sow into the Desert Revival, into this Muslim nation that is
starting to turn to God?
you want to give towards to the solar panels, please do it this
Europe, do a transfer to my bank account as you
would with any donation.
the US, make your check out to HEART
TOUCH MINISTRIES (tax deductible)
and send it with a note that it is for Mali to:
Oral Roberts University
7777 S. Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74171
you in advance! I'm sure I'll have a great praise report to give
- Our kids should start school again on October
2. Unfortunately, the new teacher who
should come for an interview is still out of town. He is my only
option at this point. Please pray that this will work out with
him, and if not, for God to send us another teacher for our kids.
Widows & Orphans - We're starting our feeding program
in the village of Dio. The pastor's wife together with some of
the needy ladies will cook every day at noon time for several
poor families that are unable to provide enough food for their
children. We're also sending all those kids to school, since the
families can't afford the tuition. 21 children
will be able to go to school this year, and about 40 people
will be fed every day. Plus another 20
we feed at our base in Bamako. Please pray for sponsors for the
families and individual children, and provision for all these
Suppport - Some people in the US had it on the heart
to help me find supporters to cover our monthly budget, which
is constantly growing. We are still about $1100
short. If any of you could help us out, please
from Austria - We have a team of 6 Austrians
coming Nov 23 until Dec 3. We're excited to have
those 10 days of ministry, and will be going into villages again
to preach the gospel, and see people saved and healed. They will
also be with us to celebrate our 3rd Church Anniversary
on Dec 2, which will kick off our services
on our property, and which is a big celebration with baptism and
- It looks like I'm going on a short trip to England Oct
19-29. Please pray for open doors there; I feel like
this is gonna be a significant trip. As every year, I'm going
to the US in January. I'm gonna
be in Austria for the month of April.
And good news - I'll become an aunt in April! My brother's wife
is pregnant. Travel details on my CALENDAR
from above: As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence
of God....Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to
boast, boast only about the Lord.” (1.Cor 1:29.31, NLT)