EVANGELIST IN MALI
most well-known Austrian evangelist Erwin Fillafer
is coming to Mali on Saturday. He's been on Austrian TV numerous
times, and has seen a thousand people healed, as
well as the dead raised.
the beginning of the year I had an email from an acquaintance who
is a prophetic evangelist who hardly ever writes. He told me that
an evangelist would come to visit us in Mali this year, and his
visit would make a huge impact. Erwin is the first and only visiting
evangelist this year.
also the first visitor who is in his sixties, and I'm very excited
that my children get to have a father/grandfather
for 8 days, because they so need it. Erwin is a wonderful man of
God, and we're excited about his visit.
pray for the preparations and for our busy program.
Here it is.
Nov 22 - arrival
Sun, Nov 23 - our church service
Mon, Nov 24 - morning: unreached village Dra, evening:
newly reached village Diago
Tue, Wed, Thu morning & afternoon - gathering
the new believers of our several villages to teach them the basics
Tue, Nov 25 - evening: village Dra
Wed, Nov 26 - evening: time with children
Thu, Fri, Sat evening - meetings on our base
Fri, Nov 28 - morning+afternoon: door-to-door
Sat, Nov 29 - weekly street kids' program
Sun, Nov 30 - 4th church anniversary with baptism
& banquet; Erwin leaves at midnight
FOR OUR NEW CHILDREN
had several new children join us who still need a sponsor.
A sponsorship of €40 or $60 per month covers
their basic needs like food, medical care, education, and clothes.
If you'd like to sponsor one of them, please send me an email.
16 - Being constantly beaten up by his mean uncle, Dramane
finally ran away and survived on the street doing little jobs. After
4 months on the street, he came to spend the night at our place,
and was taken in in September. He's now in first grade at school.
13 - Given away by his parents, his grandmother also got
tired of him and gave him to an uncle. However, the uncle didn't
want to take care of him either, and so he ended up on the street
where he lived for 2 years. Moise is now in second grade.
3-4 - Bakary's parents died, and his grandparents were
unable to take care of him. Therefore, at the age of 3, he roams
the streets to find something to eat. When we were told about him,
we immediately agreed to take him in.
11 and Madou, 7 - They are Saloum's brothers,
and had never gone to school because their family didn't have the
means. Now they are in first grade and get a good meal per day and
all their needs are met.
10 days of being sick, I finally diagnosed two weeks ago that I
had shingles. Being very tired and exhausted, I
got on the next plane to Vienna, my hometown. Just in time, as it
turned out. My friend took me straight to a doctor, who confirmed
the diagnosis and gave me medication. That medication has to be
taken within the first three days of the rash breaking out, and
four days had passed. Still, it worked, and by now the shingles
are healing off nicely.
realize though that my body is not doing that well, after years
of pushing it to its limits. I'm sick far too often. Of course,
I'm still praying for workers to share the workload in Mali with
me. In the meantime, I had a "divine appointment" that
has led me to sign up to go to the HANSA
CENTER in Wichita, KS, for two weeks of treatments
in January. This center was founded by a Christian
doctor who's had great success. I have high expectations of my health
improving dramatically. One challenge are the high costs. (I haven't
had health insurance for the past 7+ years now.) If anyone would
like to help with that, please mark your donation with "Claudia's
- Paul and I had a great time in Mozambique. While I went to find
answers, I found out that they're having the same problems and
challenges we have; that was comforting in some way. I also realized
that we're doing things well in Mali. Some great connections were
made. For Paul the trip was life-changing. Read more on my website,
the blogs from Oct 15 through 31.
- We were able to lay the tiles and paint the walls of the two
little rooms on the roof of the dining hall. 6 of our kids are
moving into one of those rooms this week. However, we're still
out of funds to finish the rest of the dining hall. Having some
electricity/light in there would be helpful.
- Christmas is approaching, and we'd like to do a celebration
for the street children and our children. We'd be very glad if
you could make that possible. Also, we need more monthly supporters
to make end's meet.
(18) - My first street kid and prodigal come home has
been our night guard, but he's not doing a good job. He's starting
evening school now, and we'll need to find other jobs for him
to do, and find a new night guard.
can do everything through him who gives me strength.