Missions Conference at FBC Wheaton
We've been honored to have several opportunities to speak this past week at the missions conference. Thursday, Lisa spoke to the women's ministries... Sat am, Tom spoke at the men's prayer breakfast. Sunday am Tom & Lisa spoke at childrens' Sunday school, 2nd grade through 6th grade...
The church has designated a portion of the conference offering to go towards our car fund so that we can get a car when we get back to Mali. The funds to buy a car are part of what we need to have in place before we can leave to go back.
We are hoping to have $6500 to go towards a used mercedes sedan. We've discovered we really need a car for the highway, more than a village machine. (Most village travel we do is on the motorbikes anyway.) A used mercedes because of the availability of mercedes parts. Also they are very common. I would say about 75% of taxis in Bamako are these used mercedes vehicles from Europe. Our main problem with the Mitsubishi Pajero was a lack of parts availability, rendering them very expensive. For example, the dealer wanted $900 (no joke) for a new starter motor.
Here are some pictures of Lisa's session with the women. She kicked it off with an african dress fashion show... Of course that includes lessons on how to tie a baby/child on your back...
The ladies really enjoyed her presentation... Thank you Lord that Lisa can handle speaking to ladies, carrying over 40 min, hearing and answering questions.... Her bionic ears are doing a great job....
Informal Q&A sharing after the presentation.
Thanks for praying for us.
Pray for God's provision of finances. Our support level is down. We need $1300 a month.
We believe that God is not yet finished with us serving in Mali. Pray for people and Bible studies and churches to want to partner with the ministry in Mali.
Pray for us as well as we share. Pray that people would "get" why we're excited about the ministry, and catch the vision...
Thanks for stopping by,
Tom & Lisa Seward
Tom and Lisa work with Worldventure in Mali, West Africa. If you would like to donate online to help this ministry, click this link: http://worldventure.com/Give/Give-Now.html?id=4569 If you would like to email comments, our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org