few years ago we saw a dramatic increase in rice prices. These past
few weeks we have seen prices for all food increase dramatically.
The millet price has been the same for many, many years, but now
it went up by a third over night. Partly, the reason for these price
hikes is the bad harvest this past summer that puts 2.5 million
of Malians at high risk for malnutrition and starvation. The situation
is so serious, that the market vendors even went on strike
for two days to force the government to act - which meant
we could not buy any food for two days.
us, it means paying much more for food than ever
before. We need many more monthly financial partners to help us
make ends meet. Thanks for considering it.
few months ago I was presented with a $6,000 bill
(4.700€) that came out of the blue. I've contested it (to no
avail) as I had not been told originally that I was to pay for the
service, and later only that something would have to be paid, but
never that it would be such a huge amount of money.
have not been able to pay off any part of this bill so far. Please
pray or give so we can put this behind us.
BOOK IN GERMAN
have an avenue to get my book published in German, but it will take
at least $9,000 or 7.000€.
People have encouraged me to move forward with this, one of the
reasons being that there are hardly any Christian books by Austrian
authors out there.
you'd like to contribute to the publishing of the book, mark your
donation with "book translation". If you'd like to lend
us the money and get it back when the money from the sales comes
in, contact me.
want to thank those of you who support us financially
regularly or from time to time; we couldn't do anything without
you. Those of you in America will get their yearly statement in
a few weeks. I will also send some details regarding our finances
out to everyone in a few weeks.
Year's Eve - We had a great time celebrating with resident
kids, street children, team members and visitors. Blog and pictures
will be up shortly.
- Quite a few of us are sick right now (including me),
probably due to the "very cold" weather in Mali this
year (which would still be warm to most of you). Pray for health
for everyone on our base please.
Wedding - Please keep Paul & Rokia's
wedding this Saturday in your prayers. Pray also for us to make
it to through the following week without Paul without problems.
Among Us - The thefts continue; please keep praying for
the thief to be caught.
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.
- 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
Book - My book can now be ordered from
all over the world. Just click on the link on the left side.
Travel Assistant - Email me if you're young, female and
single and are interested in this great learning experience of
traveling with me.
to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory
in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for
ever and ever! Amen.
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
- current monthly support, red - support needed