FOR OUR THREE LITTLE ONES TO BE RESCUED
few days ago Seybou abandoned his family and left
for Algeria to work for a couple of years (last I heard). His wife
and three children would love to move in with us again - they moved
out last August; Sarata (4) had only known us to
be her family and our house her home, and Hama (7) was loved for
the first time in his life and learned to laugh. Jonathan (1) was
born in our house last June.
told us we needed to talk to Seybou to get his permission,
and to get it quickly, as Seybou's family would move her and the
kids back to the village when they find out. The children's lives
would be over, especially Hama's who is handicapped and would have
no future at all. I was confident that they would come back, and
told Paul where we could make room for 4 more people (since our
house is actually full).
talked to Seybou on Sunday, and I was totally shocked to hear that
Seybou asked for three days to think about it.
On Wednesday Paul is talking to him again to find out his decision.
PRAY FOR THESE CHILDREN'S FUTURE, and Fanta's future! They
belong in our household, and in the household of God! I love these
children so much I cannot express it, even more than any of the
other kids. I do not want to lose them, or for them to lose all
God has for them.
THE MALIAN PRESIDENT
is so amazing, how He orchestrates things! Wow! On Sunday I happened
to talk to a lady from Cameroun who happened to help at the book
table I happened to have my materials at who happend to be friends
with a Malian lady who happened to organize certain meetings for
the Malian president who happened to arrive in Vienna today for
two days which happens to be the first time a Malian president EVER
came to Austria and which happens to be when I'm in Vienna. I could
add a few more "happenings" :-).
any case, I talked to the Malian president today,
and tomorrow I will (probably) have ten minutes to present what
I do in Mali to him. He's only in Vienna for two days, to thank
the Austrian government for liberating the Austrian hostages in
Mali last year, and to look at possible projects between Austria
and Mali - which is where I come in.
PRAY FOR FAVOR when I meet with him tomorrow!
details on my blog for today, and later the one for tomorrow.
king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse
wherever he pleases. (Prov 21:1)
In awe of HIM,