Friends of Grace Missions,
I can't believe!!! It is already a week that we had this event and yet I still didn't say thanks for it to the friends who made it such a good evening.
Here are the little things I wrote:
It was the best fund raising event I have ever attended.
Two years ago I was impressed by how churches, friends, and families were devoted to the first fund raising event Grace Mission was organizing.
This year I was thrilled and impressed by the quick growth of the friend circle including some coming from as far as Iowa and Texas. All have prioritized this event to all their multiple occupations and rest.
What a blessing, I take this as a real grace to me and to the ministry I am involved in, back in Koro.
It was a vibrant and tremendous display of love and an answer to a call of union in helping educate some of the neediest students in the world from whom you may never get a direct return back.
I was impressed again by not only the quality and numbers of attendees but their bright generosity and devotion to the cause of education in Mali.
I surely enjoyed the individual talking as I answered questions and discovered the interests of my friends as they express their concern about security in Mali and looked for ways to put their fingers print in this educational ministry there.
Mark Lowrey trio music was a perfect background sound to give a particular freedom to my voice to speak and my struggles to pronounce words good enough to be understood by my interlocutors.
I appreciate Brandon's management of my individual talking as I felt I would like to talk to each one of the friends there for the whole night.
I am again sorry to not be able to address personal and direct thanks to every single one there for their friendship and their partnership for this successful event.
I know for sure that I have many friends in America and that this country is full of God fearing and generous people.
There are no ways I can pay you back for your good deeds, but my God can.
I am waiting on His faithfulness and mercy to enrich you more and more to keep up with the good work.
Thank you again and God bless you.
Your friend Ibrahima.
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”