On Good Friday we had our yearly Easter
Party for street children. This time I let our teenagers
lead the three games, and they did a great job.
The kids had to get apples out of buckets of water with their mouths
only, had to balance eggs on a spoon held by their mouths, and played
musical chairs. The happy winner received the grand prize
of a soccer ball.
after a time of exuberant Bambara praise - singing
and dancing - it was Paul for the first time who explained the whole
gospel to the boys. He had a Q & A time
afterwards, and they were eager to respond thanks to the candy
for right answers. Then it got more serious as an opportunity was
extended to pray and receive Jesus as Lord and Savior,
and many did.
the kids had a chance to watch the gospel as told
by Matthew, and watch it in their mother tongue Bambara. They were
glued to the screen - though a few fell asleep. Once the movie was
over, it was time for a wonderful lunch. And I
got everything ready in my house for the shoe give-away.
by one the boys came to my house to receive a pair of shoes
and a drink. And they were very thankful for it! The party
was over, but many came back to our weekly movie night
in the evening where we showed THE PASSION. What
a wonderful day it had been!
Easter Sunday I hid chocolate eggs all over our
house, and our kids had to find them. They had so much fun. I sure
hope they found them all as it's always up to 100 F (38 C) in our
has risen, He has risen indeed!
Since it is both Florentin and I traveling, I'll be able to take
a good number of suitcases with me. If you have anything
we could take to Mali, please contact me. That is if you're
in Europe, Kansas City, Wichita, or Pasadena, which is the places
could do with:
- bottle caps
(for my kids to make cars with)
- swim trunks
- any summer
clothes, primarily for boys
- fitted sheets,
- toys &
games that are not language-based
- old cell
I'm sure more
things would come to mind if I thought about it longer. If you have
anything to give away, just check with me to see whether we could
Also if anyone
in Vienna has a big vehicle to transport
furniture with, please contact me.
And if anyone
in Vienna has a car to lend me for two
weeks (April 13-27), I'd be very thankful.
still needs a place to stay for 3 weeks when he
is released from hospital, about April 29th until May 22nd.
It needs to be in the area of Linz.
like addresses, websites and contact information can be found on
page. Locations where I'll be are on the left, upcoming ministry
6 (Sat) 5 pm ~ Vienna ~ Preaching @ VCC Jesuszentrum (German)
7 (Sun) 9:30 am ~ Vienna ~ Sharing @ VCC International
7 (Sun) 12 pm ~ Vienna ~ Sharing @ VCC African Fellowship
7 (Sun) 5 pm ~ Vienna ~ Preaching @ VCC Iranian Fellowship
14 (Sun) 9:30 am ~ Linz ~ Sharing @ FCG Linz (German)
18-20 ~ Wels ~ Booth @ Missions Conference FCG Wels (German)
21 (Sun) 10 am ~ Großrust ~ Preaching @ FCG Großrust
23 (Tue) 7 pm ~ Pucking ~ Sharing @ FCG Pucking (German)
24 (Wed) 7:30 pm ~ Steyr ~ Sharing @ Begegnungszentrum
27 (Sat) 4:30 pm ~ Vienna ~ Sharing @ Life Church Wien
28 (Sun) 10:30 am ~ Vienna ~ Sharing @ Vineyard Wien (German)
2 (Thu) eve ~ Langenburg, Germany ~ Sharing @ Library (German)
3-5 ~ Speyer, Germany ~ Attending Randy Clark conference
7 ~ Kirchberg, Germany ~ Sharing/Ministering (German)
8-10 ~ Duisburg, Germany ~ Attending conference
17 (Fri) eve ~ Caen, France ~ Preaching (French)
18 (Sat) eve ~ Lisieux, France ~ Preaching (French)
19 (Sun) afternoon ~ Lisieux, France ~ Preaching (French)
24-26 ~ Lienz ~ Preaching (German) Fri 7 pm, Sat 10 am
& 6 pm, Sun 9:30 am
31-June 2 ~ Wichita, KS ~ Preaching all weekend (English)
6-9 ~ Pasadena, CA ~ Attending HIM Conference with Commissioning
- Florentin goes into hospital in Linz on April 15th.
His malfunctioning heart valve will be replaced
with a new one. Please pray for easy cultural adaptation for him,
and success in every way. Also, we're still looking for a host
family in Linz for him from April 29th to May 22nd.
Apartment - Florentin and I are moving into our new H2TNI
base in Vienna. We need to purchase some furniture,
but need help from someone with a vehicle to transport
them with. Please contact me if that is you. Thanks.
on the Way - Paul & Rokia are having a BOY.
Due date is end of June.
in Mali - The French and West African soldiers continue
battling the remaining Islamists in the north where a guerilla
style war has now started. The French start reducing
their troops this month. Elections are scheduled
for July 7th.
in Mali - Please pray for Paul and the
kids during the next few weeks while I'm gone.
- We have started repairing our broken down walls.
- We need volunteers in Mali who can stay a few months
or more. If you'd like to come help us, please contact me.
he says, “In the time of
my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day
of salvation. (2.Cor