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Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance. (Ps 2:8)

 

CHRISTMAS IN MALI

Claudia Wintoch

27 December 2011

 

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Donations:

 

Monthly budget: $10,100 or 7.300€
Monthly support: $4,150 or 3.000€

 

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In the US:

Make checks payable to Healing 2 The Nations Int'l (or H2TNI) and send them to:

Healing 2 The Nations Int'l
PO Box 543
Evans, GA 30809

 

In Europe:

Account holder: Dr. Claudia Wintoch
Bank name: Bank Austria
Bank number: 12000
Account number: 509.101.468.00
BIC: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT03 12000 509 101 468 00

 

 

Mailing address

Paul Traoré
s/c Claudia Wintoch
BPE 1654
Bamako, Mali
West Africa

 

 

Phone

Mali: (+223) 6669 2004
USA: (714) 675 8015
AUT: (+43)(676) 426 7617

 

 

Online

Skype: healing2thenations

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Upcoming:

Jan 7    Paul & Rokia's Wedding

Jan 24-29    Pasadena, CA

Jan 30-Feb 2    Las Vegas, NV

Feb 3-5    Colorado Springs, CO

Feb 6-16    Kansas City, MO

Feb 17-19    Wichita, KS

Feb 20-26    Harrisburg, PA

April-May    Europe

 

Order in the US.

Order in Europe and rest of world.

 

H2TNI is a non-profit organization incorporated in Augusta, GA, with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

 

Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch is
part of the apostolic network
Harvest International Ministries (HIM - founder Che Ahn).

 

MORE HOUSING

We need more housing to take in more children and have room for more staff. With $27,500 we can finish this needed building. Please mark your donation - whether big or small - with "building fund". Details on the DONATION and CONSTRUCTION pages.

Image: Dec 20, 2011



FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Last Friday we celebrated Christmas as a family. First we went to go swimming at a hotel, where we had lots of fun. However, it's colder this year than it's been the past few years, so the kids were freezing when they got out of the water.

From there we went to the restaurant, where most of them had chicken. It's also where we met up with the rest of our sponsored kids as well as more team members. Everyone was included in the festive meal!

We all returned to our center where 40+ children and adults crowded into my living room for cookies, prayer, and gifts. It took hours and got late, but it was very precious to watch some of these kids that had never celebrated Christmas before.

If you'd still like to help us with all the expenses for our special Christmas, your donation would be very welcome.

Read details of our Christmas day in my blog here.
Look at pictures from our day here.

 

STREET KID CHRISTMAS PARTY

On Sunday we invited all street children to come celebrate Christmas with us. We had exactly 40 children show up. We played games with them until we had one winner, and did a gift drawing, as well as giving a pair of shoes to each child.

We also sang praise songs in Bambara, they saw the Christmas story played out on flannelgraph, and got to see the MATTHEW film in their language. I also explained the gospel from beginning to end to them, and most wanted to follow Jesus. Hallelujah!

Having filled their stomachs with a good meal and drink, and having filled their hands with gifts, they finally left content in the late afternoon - some to return only little time later to spend the night at our base.

Read details of the street kid party in my blog here.
Look at pictures from the party here.

 

 

HISTORIC WEDDING

On January 7th, in just a few days, Paul - my right-hand man and spiritual son - is marrying his fiancée Rokia. It's going to be a huge celebration on our base, and not only that, but a history-making one for several reasons.

Paul is the first one of our boys to get married (though he never was a street kid) - so it's historic for us. And it's historic for Mali, as it's the first time in Malian history (I'm told) that a woman is performing a marriage ceremony (no pressure, Claudia...).

Paul & Rokia have been getting their living quarters ready on our base, and Rokia is already moving in these days (while Paul is still in his old room). They're creating a beautiful living space.

Photos of Domaine de Nianing, DakarIn the evening of their wedding day, Paul & Rokia will be boarding a plane to Senegal. It will be Rokia's first flight ever. Late at night they'll be arriving in Dakar where they're being picked up by a shuttle from their hotel. They'll be spending a week-long dream in the number 1 rated hotel in the area, staying in a bungalow right by the sea (that Rokia has never seen before), and eating 3 included meals a day.

If you'd like to contribute to the expense of their dream honeymoon, please mark your donation with "wedding". If you click on this picture, you'll be taken to the hotel's website with pictures.

Please pray for all the preparations, and for everything to work out perfectly.

 

 

QUICK NEWS

  •        Lots of Moving - In the evening of December 16th I slept in the new house for the first time. After I had moved out of my previous quarters, the kids took possession of my former living room to make it the boys' dorm. Then the "adult boys" (already having jobs on our base, but still going to school) moved into their new room, and then Paul & Rokia started getting their quarters ready. I then got our visitors' rooms ready - two of the three had been occupied before. And voilà, suddenly there was room for everybody! Elisabeth and her 7 kids will be moving in in about 2 months.
  •        Visitors - We're excited that 3 people (why only Austrians?!?) are coming to be here for Paul's wedding. All of them have lived with us in Mali before. Eva and Matthias already arrived before Christmas, and Christian is coming this week. Also, a young lady from the US is joining us for nearly 2 months starting the middle of January. We need more helpers after that!
  •       Thief Among Us - Over these past few weeks (or months) we've had money being stolen regularly, as well as other valuable items (like our broken motorbike). We're at the point where we have to intensify our prayer efforts for the thief to be exposed and caught, and I'm asking you to join us in that effort.
  •       Travel Itinerary Change - Instead of before Easter, I will be in Europe after Easter, i.e. end of April/beginning of May. Check my US schedule in Jan/Feb on the left, and in more detail on the website.
  •        Volunteers - We need helpers! If you could come to Mali for a couple of months or years to be a blessing to our children, please contact me.
  •        My Book - My book can now be ordered from all over the world. Just click on the link on the left side.
  •        Personal Travel Assistant - Email me if you're young, female and single and are interested in this great learning experience of traveling with me.

 

I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. (Lk 2:11)

 

Rejoicing in HIM,

Claudia

 

October 2011
Standing from left: Claudia, Paul, Tierno, Adama, Saloum, Joseph, Yakou, Julie, Mimi, Fanta
Sitting from left: Florentin, Karim, Jérémie, Amadou, Youssouf, Hama, Boubacar, Bakary, Sarata, Jonathan

orange - current monthly support, red - support needed