been back for two weeks, and I've been very discouraged because
we simply cannot run things just the two of us. And Paul being Malian,
there are certain things he doesn't get either.
in dire need of WESTERN workers. I spend most of
my time in the office and cannot watch the kids. We need someone
who is with the kids to make sure they do their chores, keep their
rooms tidy, shower, wear their glasses, etc. etc. Every time I go
outside, I see something that's not right. The kids seem to know
they can do whatever without consequences.
not a good situation. For years, and everywhere I go, I keep repeating
myself that we need people. And still, no one is coming
to help us out.
so we're continuing in survival mode, in a less
than optimal situation. Things are not the way they should be, and
there's nothing I can do to change them. The verse I'm ending with
below keeps going through my mind, as I've become "weary in
anyone could come for one month, or 3 months, or 6 months,
or longer, please contact me.
- We have a choice between two drivers. One will work for us this
week, and the other one next week, and then we'll make a decision.
Pray we choose the right one.
- School starts October 5th. It will be a major challenge getting
everyone to their schools, as we now have kids in 5 different
schools. Pray also that something can be worked out for handicapped
Anniversary - We're preparing for our 5th anniversary
in November, and the US team that's coming. Pray for all the preparations,
and the finances to complete them.
Kids - We're probably taking in a few more kids in the
next few days, in time before school starts. Pray for wisdom to
pick the right ones.
us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will
reap a harvest if we do not give up.(Gal
Standing from left: Claudia, Paul, Moussa, Joseph, Dramane, Souleymane,
Fanta with Jonathan
Sitting from left: Jérémie with Bakary, Boubacar,
Florentin, Amadou with Sarata, Abdias, Hama
- current monthly support, red - support needed