PARTY FOR STREET CHILDREN
On April 5th we had an awesome time showing the
love and power of Christ to the many street children who showed
up for food, shoes, drinks, games, the gospel and
an opportunity to start a relationship with Jesus.
played different games, and crowned one winner
at the end. I shared the whole gospel with them,
from beginning to end, and could feel the anointing as the kids
were glued to my words. There's nothing like sharing the pure gospel!
Most of the children prayed to receive Jesus as
Lord an Savior, and some of them for the first time.
the meal, each boy received a pair of shoes - some
had none, others had shoes that were falling apart. It was wonderful
to see the joy in their eyes at that precious gift!
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& PAUL IN THE US
May 20 Paul and I are leaving Mali for the US. This is our schedule:
21-23 ~ Topeka, KS
May 23-25 ~ Wichita, KS
May 25-31 ~ Kansas City, MO
June 1 ~ Disneyland in Los Angeles - who'll
June 2-3 ~ Lompoc, CA
June 3-7 ~ Pasadena, CA, HIM conference
June 7-14 ~ Augusta, GA
details - like when and where we are ministering - always up-to-date
on the CALENDAR page.
- This is the hottest time of year in Mali, and I have up to 38°C
(i.e. 100 F) in my bedroom. I have not slept decently
in weeks. I have not only become very tired physically, but also
emotionally and spiritually. I'm very much in need of a true break
- which this next trip is NOT going to be. Please pray with me
about the possibility of taking a short, real break,
to get rejuvenated. Pray for guidance to known when to go where
for how long.
Gone - I recently had to fire Tierno, our 19-year-old
day guard who I had sent to driving school. He's a former
street kid who's given his life to the Lord, but could not overcome
his anger issue. When he beat up a little boy on our base, I had
to tell him to go. Please pray for him.
Helper Eva - Eva from Austria has now been with us for
just over two months, and she is a great help.
The kids love her, and she's absolutely amazing with them. We're
very blessed to have her. Please pray for her as she'll carry
the big responsibility of being in charge while
Paul and I are in the US.
- We had some money to continue building a little
bit, after a 7-month-break due to no money. So much more
is needed though to get this much-needed next building done. (See
on the top.)
Bus - For quite some time we've been praying for a little
bus for about 30 people, as it's a challenge transporting
all the kids to school on the back of our pick-up truck, or picking
up the street kids at the bus station that way. We recently had
an surprising donation from an unknown donor, and are checking
out prices for busses. Please pray we find the right one, if that
is what God wants us to use the money for.
- The picture pages on my website are in need of revision,
but I have not found anyone who can help with that. If you want
to see current pictures, please go to my Facebook
profile, where you'll find them all.
us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will
reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Holding on to
Standing from left: Claudia, Paul, Philippe, Tierno, Eva, Joseph,
Abdias, Souleymane, Fanta
Sitting from left: Florentin, Jérémie, Boubacar,
Amadou, Sarata, Hama, Bakary, Jonathan
- current monthly support, red - support needed