PARTY FOR STREET CHILDREN
told our street kids to spread the news of the party, and went to
the bus stationt to pick them up. We had about double the number
of kids that come every day to sleep over.
the morning, my kids and I had colored a 100 eggs
together, and I then numbered them all. In the afternoon, we hid
them all over the property. That was a lot of fun!
first game for the street kids was to find the egg with the number
that they had on the piece of paper in their hand. Needless to say,
that took a while, and was complicated by the fact that some kids
simply ate the eggs they found, not caring about the game or the
number on it. Finally we had 8 finalists for the next game, then
4 for another game, then two, and then a winner who get a special
we went inside where we had a time of praise & worship,
a tombola with more prizes to win, and then the
watched the MATTHEW movie (life of Jesus) in their
language. Many decided to follow Jesus after the
movie, and we prayed together.
dinner, it was time for clothes. According to the
number on their papers, they came inside one by one and could choose
between shoes, pants, and T-shirt. Everyone wanted the shoes! However,
we hadn't been able to stock up again, and so we ran out pretty
had been a great day of remembering the sacrifice of Christ and
His resurrection power and love for us!
recently took in two more children and have now filled all our beds.
These are Boubacar (7) and Florentin
(13). Their stories are heart-breaking, and you can read them on
the RESIDENT KIDS page. Both
of them still need a sponsor for $60 or €40 per month.
They are both praying God sends them the right person to care for
them and be their "Western Mommy/Daddy".
have also accepted three (as yet) non-resident children into our
sponsorship program. They are Daouda (8), Miché
(6) and Patrice (1.5), the children of our cook
& night guard. They live around the corner, but their house
is marked for destruction. So they'll move in with us some time
in the future. All three have already found a sponsor.
LAST SECOND SALVATION
few weeks ago our financial situation had become extremely dire,
to the poin where we could eat maybe another 2 days
before the money was up, and there was no more money
as a family, we went on three days of fasting & prayer
for the release of finances (that way the money for food lasted
longer as well). Each day, we did a one-hour soaking session (picture).
the Lord heard our cries and acted, sending the much needed money
for our kids to eat and return to school after Easter break. THANK
will be spending the month of May in my home country of Austria.
If you'd like me to come to your church/group and share or preach,
please contact me.
my CALENDAR page frequently if you'd
like to know when I speak where, as it will be updated constantly.
Fiancée Rokia - Praise God that someone sent money
to pay for Rokia and her baby's hospital costs!
The baby has some kind of respiratory problems, and both Mom &
son have to go back into the hospital today for further treatments.
Pray for little Michel.
Prayer Ministry - We've been doing inner healing session
with our children and the street children, and it's been going
well. The need is great, and we're trying to get as many sessions
in as possible.
Wedding - Our driver Jean's wedding has been postponed.
We still haven't met his wife-to-be.
Instruments - A month ago my kids started taking music
lessons - either piano, guitar, or drum set. We have a great Christian
musician who plays all three and is doing a great job. It costs
$25 per week. If anyone would like to support
this great endeavor, we'd be most grateful.
Water - Water is very precious and hard to get in our
part of town; people have to buy it from guys going door to door
with their donkey carts. We've now started selling water (for
a better price again), and our neighbors are very thankful for
Hama - Hama & his little sister Sarata have been
attending an international school this year, and
have both been making great progress. Remember that they both
moved out of our house with their parents end of August of last
year. Now, finally, we've picked up doing Hama's important
physical exercises with him, as all he had gained had
been lost during all those months. Every day after school Hama
& Sarata come over to our property before returning home.
has risen! He has risen indeed!