The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him (Nahum 1:7, ESV).

Greetings from Senegal, we pray that you and your families are well. Hope that you are enjoying a beautiful fall. We miss the fall season when we are on the field (the beautiful colors and the cooler temperatures.

We really appreciate your prayers for the Mandinka people and our family. Prayer is a vital tool. We are really excied about the upcoming eye clinic to screen for patients who will be candidates for the cataract surgery that will take place in January 2012. It boggles my mind to think about this happening in Sedhiou, but as we know “Nothing is impossible with God.” Hunter Street will be sending a team the last week in October. We will be seeing people in five villages and Sedhiou. We are expecting many people to come to see if they are candidates. This of course gives the opportunity to share the Good News with those who come and the host villages. Some of the villages have hosted clinics in the past, but two of them have not. We are praying that the Holy Spirit will intercede on behalf of the Mandinka people and break down all of the barriers that blind them. I love eye clinics and the comparison between physical and spiritual blindness. It helps us to understand the condition that most of our Mandinka friends are living. Let’s fervently pray for spiritual and physical healing for the Mandinka people.

Thank you for praying for MyS and JS. MyS is enjoying a school break. JS is still in Dakar. He finally received his new Senegalese passport. The dates on his official papers were August, so he had to get new (original, not emailed) copies of the paper work. The school, Oneida Baptist Institute responded quickly to the request. JS now has an appointment for Oct. 5 to return to the embassy. Please pray that he will be able to get his visa and make the necessary arrangements to be at school by October 21. Please lift up the opportunities for these young people to grow in their relationship with Christ.

We have a praise that we would like to share with you. There is a family that is in the appointment process. They feel called to the Mandinka people. It is possible that they may be on the field by the middle of next year. They are a precious family who love the Lord and will be great team mates. Please pray for them as they go through this process. We praise God for answered prayers!

Thank you for continuing to pray for Richard. We will be in Dakar until the first of the year. It is just a matter that the doctor wants him to complete six months of a medication that requires Richard to stay in Dakar. We are continuing to help with a Bible study and prayer walking. Please continue to lift up DS and YD. We were thankful for the opportunity to meet with a mature Mandinka believer, MG. We will continue looking for Mandinka people and speakers while we are in the city.

Thank you again for walking along with us on this journey.

1 We claim the promise of Psalms 86:9 that the Mandinka will come and worship before you and shall glorify your name.

2 God will raise up many MNK believers who will bear much fruit.

3 The people of BB will truly seek the Lord not religion and become like a tree planted by water.

4 Our hosts BkD & FB, will trust in the Lord with all of their heart.

5 Through the radio broadcast of the Sila Tilindingo, ST, many will place their trust in the Lord.

6 FFt, a literacy teacher in BB, will search God’s Word, and believe.

7 Villages surrounding BB will come to hear the Good News with open hearts.

8 Many “trees will be planted” in BB that will be the start of a forest for the Lord.

9 SD and his family as they minister among those who are spiritually blind.

10 KaF, chief of DjT, will place his face in Christ and glorify God.

11 The Holy Spirit will heal the spiritually blind in DjT and surrounding villages.

12 Through listening to the ST, many MNK will recover their sight.

13 Clinic staff of MS, will want to know more of our God who heals the blind.

14 ALN, the mayor of MS, will realize that he has been walking in darkness.

15 OSj, young man from MS, who showed interest in the Gospel will have an opportunity to hear and respond.

16 IS, the voice of ST, will continue to place his hope in the steadfast love of our Lord.

17 YM, chief of MK and his sons will seek the steadfast love of God to save them from death.

18 Many from the MK area will come to the upcoming eye clinic with open hearts.

19 The message of hope will be heard by many through the broadcast of ST.

20 Ndj, chief of Ddj, will realize his village is in a spiritual famine.

21 The elders of Ddj will understand their need to be delivered from death.

22 MdS, a community leader in Ddj who is a person of peace will truly fear the Lord.

23 Many new MNK believers will be added to the kingdom through the clinics.

24 The hospital leadership will clearly see the difference that Christ makes in the lives of the volunteers.

25 The new hospital director will be straight and easy to work with.

26 Many MNK will take a bold stance for Christ through hearing the Word on ST.

27 KC, a believer will seek the help of the Holy Spirit and share her faith boldly.

28 BbC, who is assisting with the clinics, will look to the Lord for salvation.

29 DD, a seeker, will take a stand for Christ and repent of his sin.

30 Many MNK will accept the gift of salvation through death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

31 The Holy Spirit will draw MS, MyS and JS’s dad to believe that Jesus paid the price for his sins.

October Prayer Verses:

Oct. 01: All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name (Psalms 86:9, ESV).

Oct. 02-08: "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit( Jeremiah 17:7-8, ESV)."

Oct. 09-15: And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God (Luke 18:42-43, ESV).

Oct. 16-22: Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine (Psalms 33:18-19, ESV).

Oct. 23-29: But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me (Micah 7:7, ESV).

Oct. 30-31: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16, ESV).

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