for my deliverance

"Yes, and I will continue to rejoice because I know that through your prayers and the help given me by the spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened will turn out for my deliverance."

This was our opening verse for the message this morning and I encouraged you all to pray because your prayers can impact real life matters on the other side of the globe. Now, here is an opportunity... Dusty and Julia Reynolds are starting a T-Shirt company in Mali, with the idea that it will create jobs, economic justice, and an environment to introduce workers to Christ.

They need a building...and thought they had one. But they are hitting some bumps. Below is a post from their blog.

"If you knew that Mali is in the beginning of hot season, you might think that this post is about the heat. But its not. Its been rough lately as many of you may have gather through the emails and updates. Since the landlord of Sababu’s future building site died, his sons had a family friend come in to deal with all his businesses and lands. Mr. Sylla was very wealthy and had a lot of land, businesses and deals to work through. He had drawn up the contract himself that was for Sababu and we were about to sign it when he died. Well the family friend that is here now came in and said that the money stated in the contract was not enough and is asking $600 more a month. We can’t afford that. So we are back to square one…and we are starting to be open to other ideas. We don’t know what the Lord has in store for us. We are finding its just too expensive to rent, and we don’t have the start up capital to build. So we aren’t sure what will happen but that means we are behind in production. Our container is supposed to arrive in Dakar in 12 days, and we don’t know where we will put it now that we don’t have the building. And the electronics can’t get hot. So its been a lot of praying, a lot of meetings and of course faith.

We aren’t doubting our call here, but this is definitely the biggest bump in the road we’ve come across so far. So we are asking you to pray. Pray that the enemy is pushed away and that Sababu can indeed be a light in Mali. Pray for wisdom and peace for Dusty and the managers as they try to process all this. We know our God is bigger than any obstacles we might encounter."

Would you pray for them and watch God work on their behalf?! I'll bring you updates when the prayers are answered!