Mail - continue to pray..
Reports coming from the north have indicated that there has been much looting, raping of women and the imposition of Sharia Law. Sadly looting also took place by the soldiers who engineered the coup.
Eli Goe (YWAM) thanks us for praying for his safe return to Mali. Here is his news and continued prayer requests:
There is still relatively good access to food and water in the south of the country though some rationing has been put in place. Many of the expatriates have left the country in response to coup and evolving crisis in the North. Rebels have now taken Gao and Timbuktu and appear to have stopped there. They appear to have some internal quarrels as to who takes what. The leaders of the coup have agreed to restore constitutional order and will hold presidential elections as soon as possible. ECOWAS has agreed to be supportive if this is done quickly.
Please pray for this situation and that God’s people would be attentive to his guidance how we should respond. Pray that we may have the courage and conviction to obey his voice.
Peter Akanimoh (Global Relief, Nigeria): responding to the evolving crisis in Mali, Peter has asked us to pray for:
Pray for the Church in Goa and for a friend who is leading a key group there.
Pray for some open opportunity for them to be able to evacuate to Niamey or Bamako where needed
Pray for good temporary place of them in Niamey or Bamako during this transition.
Pray for the replacement of this four wheel drive taken today from this friend
Pray for the international community to be moved to help those affected by this war
Ask God to speak to you about how He may wish you to be of assistance
Please pray for those living in Goa at this time. For basic supply of needs.
Pray for wisdom to coordinate assistance.