We are still on an extended furlough to finish an AGWM-mandated writing assignment to produce training materials for workers reaching out to the Muslim world. This has taken me (David) often to Springfield, MO. Additionally, I made two trips to Mali to ensure continuity of our projects among the Malinkés, an unreached people group in the southwestern part of the country.
During those trips (with the help of friends from California and Illinois) we were able to set up important equipment at our self-sufficiency agro-pastoral project, which is essentially a ministry venue where we interact daily with Muslims.
Also, we just finished the first building (three classrooms) at the School of Hope. Most importantly, key contacts were renewed, daily sharing of the Gospel took place, and Muslims came to Christ. During a ministry visit to the eastern part of Mali, the Lord protected me from potential trouble when terrorists unexpectedly showed up there, and I had to drive all night into the bush to get away. Thank you for your prayers!
We are ever grateful to you for standing with us in this ministry!
David (Faouzi) and Linda Arzouni