future workshops & businesses will serve as dorms and classrooms
for our elementary school until the main building is built.
With another $64,000 or 56.000€
we can finish it. If you'd like to contribute, please mark your
donation with "building fund". Ways
to donate on the left.
American volunteers Mary Beth and Clay have now
been with us for a month, and we're thankful that they have decided
to extend their stay by another month. Praise God!
Not only that, Maja from Germany arrived a few
days ago and is staying for 2 months. For years I have prayed for
workers to be sent into the harvest, and while we had some people
in the early days, it stopped abruptly when we had a military
coup in 2012. I'm so thankful that God is raising up fearless
sons and daughters who will come to Mali even when their governments
does NOT recommend travel to Mali. Praise God! Please pray for them.
also excited about Nadia's return to Mali for one
year later this year, possibly with another lady, and about
the possibility of church teams coming. And when
you hear each of their stories, it becomes clear that is has nothing
to do with us, but that it was simply God calling
them to come. We had not met a single one of the
six volunteers we have had recently in person before they came!
is the most precious commodity there is, favor with God makes all
the difference, and He is the one who gives us favor with
people as well. God's ways are so much higher than our ways, and
sometimes we simply don't understand why things take so long that
you think should have happened much earlier. It's a time of learning
to simply trust Him, and that His timing is perfect.
over 6 months ago Becca Greenwood prophesied over
us that in 6 months there would be breakthrough
(paraphrased), and that we haven't seen anything yet. The time for
fulfillment has come!
many of you have been praying and believing with us. God gave Randy
a vision of us having twins, and he has been holding
on to that. We have both been holding on to the promise, even while
the years passed, and I advanced more and more into the forties.
It seemed less and less likely or possible. BUT GOD!
few days ago, we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.
On that very day I found out that I'm pregnant.
And there is a good chance it might be twins! I
have started week 5 of the pregnancy. Our due date
is November 6th. Please pray for us during these
next few crucial months! We need your prayers, and so do our baby/babies!
few months ago we were more in debt than ever and
I wondered how we would ever get out of it again. BUT GOD!
He did what seemed impossible and we are out of debt
today! Praise Him! We thank all of our supporters
from the bottom of our hearts because without you we could not do
we do need more monthly supporters as less than
half our budget comes in through regular donations. Already our
surplus is dwindling, and we'd rather not end up
again where we were a few months ago. And with the pregnancy and
then a newborn, we won't be able to do as much itinerant
ministry as we have been doing.
been so good to watch the walls of our 4th building
come up these past few weeks. Praise God! It raises our faith to
believe for the remaining 56.000€ or $64,000
to finish it. We're eager to have this building done, so Paul
and his family can move back onto our base, and so we can
start our elementary school.
ago we built a two-bedroom apartment on top of
our multi-purpose hall where we house our visitors.
We now have need for more rooms, especially with teams coming, and
have drawn up plans to build another apartment
(4 bedrooms) on the remaining space of that roof. I'm still waiting
for the amount of what it will cost and will let
you know next time. (The hand-drawn part to the right is the new
Warfare - We need intercessors to hold
us up in prayer! We have a closed Facebook group for our intercessors.
Teacher - We are still looking for a French-speaking
first grade teacher to join our team next September.
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 we'll find a teacher!
Director Paul - Paul's wife Rokia has
been doing well with the treatment she is getting.
Please pray for her complete healing.
Situation - Mali is becoming more and more radicalized
by jihadists. Also, the population is rising up against the government,
still not accepting the president's election. Please pray for
peace, and for protection from
- 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.
For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me together in my mother's
womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:13-14a)