Coup in Mali delays U.S. church team, opens doors for Christ. “I remember that Wednesday when we heard that news” of the coup, said middle school minister Jake Hill (name changed). “e just went over to our tents where we sleep and we just began to pray. No one was crying out of fear or anything like that. We didn’t know how bad it was, but we knew we were safe out in the village.” And as they waited, the team saw God move in new ways in the West African bush.