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Time Of Transition

Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch

30 October 2007


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Monthly budget: $2700 or 2000€
Monthly support: $970 or 705€


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Don't write my name on the check, but add a note that it's for me.
Send it to:
Christ Triumphant Church
PO Box 2282
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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Account holder: Dr. Claudia Wintoch
Bank name: BA/CA
Bank number: 12000
Account number: 509.101.468.00
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Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch
BPE 1654
Bamako, Mali
West Africa




(+223) 220 0311
(+223) 696 0050

(816) 256 2439
Call this US number,
and I'll pick up in Mali!




Skype: healing2thenations

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Nov 23-Dec 3   Missions Team Visit

Dec 2    3rd Church Anniversary

Dec 5   Move onto Property

Jan 8-28    Canada & USA

April   Austria




Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch is
part of two apostolic networks:
HIM (Che Ahn) and FFMI (Todd Bentley).

Due to the Air France strike, I couldn't go home to Mali as planned. I was rebooked on an Air Morocco flight - an airline that has a horrible reputation of losing half the luggage, and the other half arriving days later. I'm leaving England in a few hours, scheduled to arrive in Mali early Wednesday morning. Please pray for a smooth trip, and for my bag to arrive with me! Nothing is impossible for God!



We're moving Dec 5 and still need $30,000 to complete the house to move into. Please mark your donation with "construction Mali".

36 Days Until We Move


I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. (Phil 3:10)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2.Cor 1:3-5)


As I was grieving the loss of my spiritual Dad during the conference in England, the Lord showed me that I was sharing in His sufferings. I was comforted as I realized how painful it must have been for Jesus when He was on the cross, when the sin of the world was laid upon Him, and when His Father turned away - "Why have You forsaken Me?" What words of agony from the Son of God who's eternally been one with His Father! It's utterly unimaginable what it must have been like for Jesus!

And I have the honor of sharing in that on a tiny level, having lost my spiritual Dad a week ago now. Just over 10 months ago the Lord connected me with this man of God in a special way, and it's been 11 months of deep healing of the heart that have changed my life dramatically, through theophostic prayer sessions, but also simply the fact of having a Dad who was available and loved unconditionally, a true reflection of my heavenly Father.

This season of healing is over now, and I'm entering into a new season. The Lord knew I needed this time to be able to move into what He has prepared for me and us. I needed a greater level of healing to be more like Him, and to be able to also deal with the greater challenges of the higher level.

We all love the verse in Philippians above, but most people stop after knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection. Finish the verse! Participating in His sufferings is part of the package! There are many verses in the New Testament that speak about the benefits of suffering. Why have we forgotten that? Suffering produces perseverance etc. (see Rom 5). If we want to have godly character, and heavenly hope, we HAVE to pass through suffering. If we want to share in His glory, we HAVE to pass through suffering (see Rom 8:17).

So while the pain is very real, I have such a sense of God in all of this, such a sense of excitement about the new season I'm entering. God knows the exact timing for everything, and He orchestrates life in amazing ways.

Having lost a close relationship to a Dad, He has also moved me closer to a spiritual Mom of mine during my last 10 days in England. I do believe that the Lord will bring other fathers and mothers into my life. We all need spiritual parents, and the body of Christ has lost that revelation for the most part. And even if it's there, hurting people and sin often mess up things. May we come into the maturity of Christ and a restoration of true spiritual fatherhood and motherhood!



It was a crazy thing to go use my frequent flyer miles to go to England for just over a week. But hey, we serve a "crazy" God! I just had a sense of purpose and anticipation, plus a prophetic word that October would be significant.

Things often don't turn out the way we expect. Losing a Dad wasn't my idea, but it marked the end of one season and the beginning of the new. That's why October is significant.

You remember that a few months ago we saw two villages come to the Lord. Though other villages have asked us to come, we haven't done so because I didn't know how we could follow up on the new believers, since the workers are so few. While in England, the Lord broke my heart for those villages that are hungry to know Jesus, and we've refused to come. I deeply repented. I told the Lord I was willing to go to all those villages wanting to know Jesus, and bring in the harvest that is so white for harvest. I told him I'd trust Him to take care of those new believers, and to send people and ways to help them and follow up on them.

Putting my words into action, we are going to a new village this Thursday. And I'm believing for an increase in healings, signs and wonders. Please pray for us!


I was drawn to England by two of the speakers at this one conference - Jill Austin and Todd Bentley. Jill was my teacher while in the US, and Todd is the head of the second network I'm part of. I didn't get to see Jill this summer, and Todd I hadn't seen in over two years. One reason I wanted to come was to reconnect with both of them.

My expectations were by far exceeded as I connected with Jill more than ever. At the first conference she was the only speaker. In total, she did 12 meetings in England. As her spiritual daughter I felt as if I was on her ministry team, communicating with her during the meetings, which was so wonderful, and so much fun. I was greatly blessed.

Todd only came in for two meetings, and though crowds were huge, I managed to have 2 minutes to talk to him.

I also made a few new friends here in England, relationships that last, I believe. There are a few people who'd like me to come to speak at different churches, so we'll see what the future will bring. I know that Jill will be back, and I have a sense that I will be back too.



Only 36 more days until we move to our property! At this point, the foundation of the house is buing built. We also still lack $30,000 to finish that first building. So we're praying for the release of the remaining money, and that at least the roof will be on the house when we move, even if there is nothing else there. What an adventure! What a time of transition!

On Thursday, we are starting three weeks of fasting and praying as a church, and I'm very much looking forward to that. I believe we will see an increase of God's glory and presence, especially as we set aside this time for Him. I personally am very much looking forward to this time, as I'm more hungry for Him than ever. I'm crying out for a fresh visitation that will "wreck" me forever!

And in 36 days we are moving into our Promised Land. We're moving to the dwelling place of His glory. The Lord spoke to us that the glory of the latter house would be greater than the former. I've seen the cloud of glory over our property, and so I'm very much looking forward to the move.

One thing the Lord spoke to me while in England was that our base, this "big" project right now, is in reality really small compared to what's ahead in the future. I also saw how little 150 children are, as the Lord spoke to me about thousands of children. I could only laugh because so far our project and 150 kids had seem huge to me. But my perspective changed then and there.

So please pray for us in this intense time of transition and increase!



Another realization I had was that the few intercessors I have right now are by far not sufficient for what is ahead. I only have just over 10 people on my intercessors email list, and most I don't even ever hear from.

I'm calling forth the intercessors to step up and take up the task of praying for me, for Mali, for this ministry - IF you're called to it! I need people who are ready to pick up this sacred task, who will pray for us regularly, who will be open to His speaking, and communicate with us, sharing what God has showed them, and giving their input.

Email me if you're one of them.



  •        Malian Teacher - I've been teaching my kids again these last few weeks, which I enjoy greatly, but in reality I don't have the time or capacity to carry this big load, on top of all the other responsibilities, as much as I enjoy it. Please pray that the Lord would send us a great Malian teacher.
  •       Help from Austria - A young lady from Austria is coming next week to help us out for two months. We were just informed that the airport in Bamako is closing for a couple of days - including the day she should have arrived. Pray it will all work out. Pray for her to settle in quickly in Mali, and be blessed and a blessing.
  •      Monthly Support - We're still very much in need of monthly supporters to be able to do all we do, pay all our bills, and take care of emergencies whether it be medical or repairs. Right now our funds are depleted.
  •      Team from Austria - We have a team of 6 Austrians coming Nov 23 until Dec 3. We're excited to have those 10 days of intense ministry with them. Please pray for wisdom as we make the schedule, for God to prepare them, and everything to work out perfectly for His glory.

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Rom 5:3-5)

I'm my Beloved's, and He is mine,



Our Resident Family of 12
(October 2007)