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).
pray for divine appointments during my remaining 3 weeks in the US.
need more housing to take in more
children and have room for more
staff. With $24,600
we can finish this needed building.
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big or small - with "building
on the DONATION
Image: Dec 20,
HEARTBROKEN TO ACTION
days ago I left Mali for the US, and it's already been a significant
time of restoration of vision and hope and excitement
of what lies ahead. The other night God broke my heart for
my nation (again) during worship in a conference meeting.
The challenges seem to overwhelming, and I feel so powerless to
do anything about them! However, NOTHING is impossible for God!
this past 8.5 years in Mali I've been crying out for WORKERS,
for the forgotten nation ofMali to be
PUT ON THE MAP again. That's one of the reasons why I travel,
as an ambassador for God's kingdom in Mali. And I've seen little
things that give me hope that I will see the answer to those prayers.
the harvest is ripe, and God is waiting on us
to be moved by what He is moved by, which leads us to intercession,
which then leads us to action.
gave us a new mandate a few weeks ago, and not
a day goes by that I do not think about it and pray for God to show
us how to proceed.
was made aware of the following documentary that shows how OUR
children are sold across the border to Ivory Coast to work
as slaves on the cocoa farms there.
children are constantly on my mind. Not on my watch, Satan!
You won't get our children!!
now Mali is under attack in several areas, with desperate reports
coming in from all sides. Please pray for the following:
ADVANCING IN NORTH
top half of Mali is in the Sahara desert, and the north has always
been a hotbed of conflict. There is smuggling, trafficking,
terrorist camps, and much lawlessness. Just a few months
ago, Westerners were kidnapped and killed in the
area - all the embassies advise to stay away from the region (which
is where Timbuktu is located).
North-African looking desert people Tuareg want their independence
and fight for it. A few weeks ago they launched a new, aggressive
effort to advance, and they have taken several
towns and killed many soldiers of the Malian army who are
trying to stop them. The Touaregs have been reinforced by thousands
of Africans who fought for Gaddafi last year.
past few days there have been demonstrations in our city
- for and against the Tuareg people. Unfortunately innocent Tuaregs
in our own city are being attacked because of this conflict. Westerners
are advised to not leave their homes.
year the rainy season was very bad. I have seen
before and after pictures that were shocking. Our own village
churches have shared their desperation, and we prayed for
a supernatural multiplication of the little they have.
prices went up even more, the millet price that
hadn't changed in years shot up by a third over night.
People are hungry, and the media says that over 1 million children
alone (12 million people) are in danger of starvation all across
the Sahel region that includes Mali. 3 million people are
at risk of starvation in Mali alone.
picture to the right I took myself in Mali in 1999.
have presidential and parlamental elections coming
up, starting end of April. We're praying for the right new president
who will continue to hold up democracy and freedom of religion.
It's also a time of increased human sacrifice (children)
as the candidates seek the help of the spiritual world to be elected.
Your prayers are appreciated.
picture shows me with the current Malian president in Austria in
when I was hoping to pay a part of the surprising $6,000 bill we
received, Paul informed me about big amounts of money we
have to pay to different government officials to get papers
pray for Paul as he deals with those officials. Pray all
the papers come through. Pray for favor, and that we have all the
finances we need at the time we need.
Trip - Please look to the left for details on my current
US trip, as well as on the CALENDAR
page of the website.
- We're looking for young, single people who are willing
to spend a few months in Mali to help with our children.
Construction & Finances - Construction is on
hold because of all the financial demands on us right
now. We just had to pay a lot of money for school tuition
for our 30 kids, still have that $6,000 bill
to pay, plus what we need to give to government officals right
Trip - Look to the left to see when I'm where, with more
details on the CALENDAR
page of our website. I still have openings if you'd like me to
come to your church/group.
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 and serving as my assistant.
Gutes tun, trachtet nach Recht, helfet dem Unterdrückten, schaffet
dem Waisen Recht, führet der Witwe Sache.
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