is a non-profit organization incorporated in Augusta, GA, with a 501(c)3
Claudia R. Wintoch is
part of the apostolic network Harvest International Ministries (HIM - founder Che Ahn).
We need help, and need it now. Please read on.
have brought the ground up to the right level
and need to lay the tiles between the two
houses where the kitchen moves as soon as
it is done. With $4,000
we can finish it. Please mark your donation
- whether big or small - with "construction".
on the DONATION
Image: Sep 24, 2010
NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW
We still haven't been able to cover the expenses from October
of $3000 for tuition, school uniforms and supplies
for our 26 children in school.
have been very sparse as every time this year, and the ministry
is several thousand dollars in debt, and worse off than it's been
in a while. The first half year of 2010 was our best financially
We have no
money for expenses for our conference with Cliff
Pash next week, and no money for the banquet etc for our big 6th
anniversary celebration on Sunday, November 28th.
We have unpaid
invoices for repair work. Christmas is coming
up when we usually go swimming ($7 per person) and have a nice
meal and do a party for street children giving them food and shoes.
None of that is possible at this time.
hundreds of dollars every month for vehicle repairs and
gas. With our debts increasing, the day is on the horizon
when we won't be able to fill our vehicles up or buy another bag
(14) ran away last night. We expect him back
after the Muslim holiday. We're praying for wisdom to discipline
(20) and Joseph (17) who go to evening school had an accident
on the way home last night. It was their fault. We have to pay
for the other person's damaged motorbike as well as repair our
We have problems
with our night guard who is not doing his job
properly, and repeated conversations are not making a difference.
His kids are very integrated into our family. I need wisdom what
to do next.
We have serious
problems with our driver and need to fire him.
Do we look for another one, finding yet another one without integrity,
or let our 20-year-old be the driver who is inexperienced? Wisdom
I also have
concerns about our construction manager's integrity,
but there is nothing I can do about it.
lots of relatively little problems I could add
to this list but will spare you.
We had an
electrician who wanted to come help us do the
wiring in the new house. He's not coming. So we're once again
looking for someone to do the wiring, plumbing, and who can install
the American kitchen.
has been at a standstill for months with no money coming in to
continue the work.
heart being broken over seeing my friend Dawn
abandoned by everyone because of her sickness, and with no hope
of recovery, we committed to sending her to the only place where
she could get help. She spent 2 weeks there and has seen dramatic
progress, doing better than she has been in years. Thankfully
a donation helped with a big part of the expenses, but we still
need at least $3000 to cover the rest.
feels emotionally spent with all the problems with team members
and teenagers, and I think we all feel that way. We are going
through a deep valley. Our hope is that the arrival of the American
family in April will make a difference spiritually and
emotionally, and the release of my book financially
as 100% of the proceeds will go to the ministry.
the upside, Hama (9) is making great progress
learning to walk. He can now walk up to 10
meters without any help. I've uploaded a video clip to YouTube
that you can watch in this embedded video or here.
need financial support as well as prayer
support in this difficult season so we can go on. Surely
we don't have to go through this alone, do we? Anyone willing to
help one way or the other?
though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for
you are with me.
on to HIM,
Standing from left: Claudia, Paul, Christian, Saloum, Joseph,
Abdias, Florentin, Fanta, Jonathan
Sitting from left: Karim, Jérémie, Daouda, Amadou,
Hama, Boubacar, Bakary, Sarata
- current monthly support, red - support needed