Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Snake Pit

This week at school, the kids were in PE class on our improvised playground.  The school had recently built a sand pit to use for track and field long jump activities.  One of the boys took a running leap and when he landed, a snake popped up out of the sand.  There is no such thing as a good snake in Mali and mayhem soon ensued as people came running from all over frantically throwing rocks at it and trying to beat it with sticks.  Someone finally managed to kill it and peace was restored.  Superstition dictated that its head be chopped off and that it was buried properly.  Sure makes for a great “when I was in school in Africa” story. 

Monday, March 01, 2010

Four Eyes Are Better Than Two

One of our Malian YWAM teammates has been having a lot of problems with his eyes.  He has seen an eye doctor and now needs to purchase special glasses.  He recently shared a prayer request that he’s looking for financial help to pay for them.  His glasses are $320 here in Mali.  That’s a huge amount of money for a Malian.

A couple of years ago we bought Cole’s glasses on-line and saved a lot of money…they only cost $17 complete!  We shared this with our friend and helped him submit his prescription and chose some frames on-line.  The total price came to only $70!  Sometimes God answers prayer in unique ways.

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