With the dust beginning to settle from the U.S. elections, now we're facing local elections in Mali on Sunday. Because of the war, the election process has been delayed for several years. Hopefully they will take place and end peacefully. Please be praying for a successful and peaceful election.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A man name Joseph came by our house with his friend. He recently had his business torn down by the government as part of a citywide cleanup project. Joseph was in tears as he shared his grief about losing his means of financial support. He was in need of money for a security deposit and 2 months rent for a new location – the total was $40. John spent time sharing about God’s provision from Matthew 6:25. He assured Joseph that if God cares so much for the birds, imagine how much he cares for each of us.
Joseph and his friend were intrigued by this and wanted to know more. Another man who is temporally working at our house was also intently listening in. John went into the house and brought back 3 Bibles and gave one to each man. He explained that the Bible is full of promises from God and much more. They were very excited to each receive a Bible. When Joseph opened his, he found the money he needed tucked inside.
John then went back into the house and returned with 3 more Bibles and gave one to each man. He challenged each of them to give the extra Bible to one of their friends. They were thrilled and promised to give them out the same day.