Malians Pay the Price

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So I received an update from an American friend in Mali. She and a number of others have decided to leave the country, some to Senegal, and others to Burkina Faso. ECOWAS has decided to impose sanctions trying to force the military junta to restore democracy. The U.S and others have also imposed sanctions.

So what does this mean for the people? With the borders closed, fuel will soon become difficult to get. Food prices will begin to climb in a country where most are generally poor to begin with. Soon tempers will begin to flare, and violence increases. The question then arises, who do the sanctions impact the most?

Our dear African friends suffer, largely for no fault of their own. Please increase your prayers for all. It appears the soldiers in control have made little effort to the north Al Qaeda and the Tuaregs continue to impose havoc. What a mess?

The Bible says the king’s heart is in the hands of the Lord and like a river He turns it whatever way He desires. Pray God will restore peace and the Gospel can be shared freely.


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