We are in the rainy season, and everything in Kangaba is fresh and green once more. There are three types of climate in Mali; the desert climate in the north, the semi-desert in the center, and the tropical climate in the south. Our rainy season starts in mid-June. Rain irrigates the dry farmland and raises the groundwater levels in the wells people depend upon. More than 65 percent of Malians rely on agriculture for their livelihood.
However, rain isn’t always a force for good in Mali. Recent years have brought more damaging droughts and floods. On July 17 we had one of the strongest rainstorms we have ever experienced. Heavy rainfall hammered the village of Kangaba damaging many properties. The damage was multiplied due to corrupt mismanagement of the river, which has been dammed up to divert water to a filling station. When the storm hit, the river could not flow freely, so it overflowed its channel and destroyed many homes. Please pray for the people who are now homeless and displaced. They are badly in need of shelter, and accommodations for them are hard to find.
Zechariah 10:1 tells us to ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain. Please pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the people of Kangaba, and we thank you for supporting the Malinke Project.