future workshops & businesses will serve as dorms and classrooms
for our elementary school until the main building is built.
With another $94,000 or 84.000€
we can build it. If you'd like to contribute, please mark your
donation with "building fund". Details
on the DONATION and CONSTRUCTION
Arouna was 6 years old, his parents sent him from
Ivory Coast to his uncle in Bamako. When he showed up on our base
to sleep in a safe place, he had already been on the street
for a while. We contacted his uncle who allowed him to stay with
us. Over this past year he was one of the students in our
new school, and so I got to know him really well.
July his mother came to Bamako to get back her
only son. She refused to come to our base or even
talk to us, and sent Arouna's uncle to get him
for her. The uncle also tried to tell her what a great place our
center was, but to no avail. We could not tell Arouna
she was coming to get him or he would have run away. So it was really
hard the day the uncle came, as Arouna was taken off guard.
It broke all our hearts.
few days later the uncle of one of our new kids showed
up. Paul was not on the base, so the guard asked him to wait. While
he was waiting, he talked to the neighbors who told him that we
were kidnapping children and selling them. He was
so alarmed that he went to the police who came
and removed Dramane forcefully from our base. When
Paul returned, he had to go to the police station to face the accusations.
Thankfully there were policemen who knew us and Dramane also told
them he had not been kidnapped. Everything was cleared up,
the uncle apologized, and got a tour of our center seeing how good
the children have it with us. However, he took Dramane with
him, and so another one of our family members was gone.
a few days ago, one of the new children we took in this summer ran
away again. Unfortunately that happens quite a bit as they
are used to the supposed freedom of the street
and don't like all the rules and regulations in our center.
of our cook's children have lost their sponsors and are
looking for someone who would help take care of their every needs
by sending $60 or 50€ per month. Both Miché
and Patrice spend much time on our base, but then
go home to sleep at night.
VILLAGE OF SEBELA
year Benni, the only believer of his village Sebela,
came to us and pleaded with us to come bring the gospel
to his village. At that time, the village was not accessible by
car, and so Paul got on the back of Benni's motorcycle
to be taken there. When he arrived, it was already dark, but people
had lit torches and were waiting patiently for the messenger of
God. Paul healed the sick and preached the good news,
and many got healed and saved. A new church was born.
Paul returned to check on the new believers two weeks later,
he was told he was summoned in front of the city council
the following morning. The Muslims spoke up, complaining
about a big part of the village having become Christian. Then it
was the council's turn to speak, and it turned out that all
the council members had become Christians. They affirmed
their right to worship the God they chose to worship
and silenced the Muslim complaints.
we have several Bible-Discovery groups in this
village, and Benni has become their pastor. A few
weeks ago, his wife came to know the Lord after
she had dreams of Jesus. Benni was overjoyed! His
wife is so on fire, six other ladies have given
their lives to the Lord (most of whom also had dreams), and Benni's
wife now disciples them in a group. And Benni just
told Paul that he now wants to burn all his idols.
Praise God! His kingdom is advancing!
year there are presidential elections
in Mali. For that reason the current president is trying
to give himself more power, making sure he gets reelected.
They want to hold a referendum to change the constitution
to include those new powers, and also to declare Mali a
Muslim nation, and paradoxically to also legalize homosexuality.
population of Mali is outraged and rising up against
the president, threatening to topple him. For that reason they had
to postpone the referendum until further notice. However, demonstrations
against the president continue and increase in volatility. Please
pray for the political situation.
other danger comes from jihadists who now target
Western missionaries. In June the different jihadist groups
in Mali merged to create one powerful, efficient
group, and they then released a video where they
declare who their new target group is. Up until now, only military
installations and hotels and bars where many Westerners gather have
been targeted. We were made aware of a specific threat
against us that the police and anti-terror unit is now pursuing.
We now need your prayers for safety more than ever.
have now started our busy three months of traveling Europe
and the United States. These are the places you
can meet us. You also have a detailed list of when we are where
on the left.
22 ~ Vineyard Rheintal ~ Lustenau ~ 6 pm ~ preaching
27 ~ FCG Großrust ~ morning ~ preaching
29 ~ FCG Pucking ~ evening ~ long report
30 ~ FCG Klagenfurt ~ evening ~ preaching
3 ~ Le Bon Berger ~ Saint Denis (Paris) ~ 10 am and 12:30
pm ~ short report
5 ~ Christ la pierre angulaire ~ Epinay sur Seine (Paris)
~ evening ~ just visiting
6 ~ Villars ~ just visiting
7-10 ~ Cornerstone Christian Fellowship ~ Vallauris ~ preaching
14-16 ~ RNC ~ Auch ~ network retreat
21-23 ~ Zérah Ministère ~ Angoulême
24 ~ Christ Lumière des Nations ~ St. Ouen (Paris)
~ Afternoon ~ preaching (to be confirmed)
1 ~ Miracleland ~ Eupora, MS ~ morning ~ preaching (to
8 ~ Christ Triumphant Church ~ Lee's Summit, MO ~ morning
~ short report
12-14 ~ Christ Triumphant Church ~ Lee's Summit, MO ~ Women
on the Frontline (Patricia King)
16-20 ~ Global Awakening ~ Lancaster, PA ~ Voice of the
29 ~ Harvest Valley Christian Fellowship ~ Pleasanton,
CA ~ morning ~ short report
1-3 ~ Bethel Church ~ Redding, CA ~ Leaders' Advance
5 ~ Northcounty Christian Life Centre ~ Oceanside, CA ~
morning ~ preaching
11 ~ VCC Jesuszentrum ~ Wien ~ 5 pm ~ preaching
Start - Paul has asked me to send money so he can start
paying the schools which has to be done now.
I had to tell him we have none to send him. We have over
30 children in school, and the beginning of the school
year is always the most challenging time of year for us financially
as we need thousands of dollars/euros to pay
tuition, school books and uniforms. Please consider helping
us in this time of need!
Presentation - We have just made a new video presentation.
to watch here.
Carpenter - Our carpenter Caleb has
set up his shop on our base, and Bakary (13)
is happy to be his apprentice. Please pray for him and for us
in this transition.
School - 13 months ago we started with 10 children
in 5th grade. A year later we ended with one student,
Sarata, who did very well on her final exams.
It is now time to find a first-grade teacher.
Driver - We were looking for a new driver and have decided
that one of our grown-up children - Saloum (27)
- can return to fill this role. He's now moved back in with us
and this is his first week driving for us again,
like he did before we lost our old cars and were without vehicle
for 2 years. Please pray for him and us in this transition.
Teacher - We are still looking for a French-speaking
first grade teacher to join our team. There is such a
need for a good, Christian school where the children are treated
with dignity and learn something.
Many of our Muslim neighbors would send their children to our
school. Please pray with us for this great need!
Groups - Falani is a village that has
so far refused to let any Christian church start a work there.
Paul has now started a Bible group with people exciting to hear
Learning - Please pray for Randy who is now learning
French. He still needs prayer as it's hard for
#4 - As soon as we have some money, we are ready to start
building the foundation for our next building that will service
as dorms and classrooms for our elementary school
in the beginning, and will be our business and workshop section
later. Cost: $90,000 or 84.000€.
- We're looking for monthly financial partners as we only have
49% of our budget covered by regular monthly
- Do you want to come change an orphan's
life? Do you want to heal the sick? Preach
the gospel to those who've never heard? Come to Mali
for a season and let God change your life. No language skills
needed, but French skills are helpful.
thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you. (Psalm 91:7)