Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Your Prayer Coverage... Our Need For It

So often people ask how to pray for us. There are many, many things to pray for...  The people we serve, the impact for Christ we desire to be, for us to always be a reflection of Christ, for wisdom and discernment dealing with the young adults in our care... Another constant is the request for for our health and safety.  

I want to thank you all for faithfully praying for all our needs and especially for our health and protection.  There have been a couple of things that have happened recently that has made me truly grateful for all that pray for us. 

Many missionaries have had malaria and bacterial infections recently.  We thank God that the illnesses have not touched us or the iY students. 

 On Friday, while Tom was driving out to GSF an object flew off a truck and struck the driver's side of the windshield.  Praise God that he gave Tom presence of mind to maintain control of the vehicle and the object didn't come through, as it struck exactly where the driver sits. 

Recently while traveling to Entebbe with some visitors we witnessed the aftermath of an accident. A small delivery vehicle that is really a  3 wheeled moped with a bed on it was hit. There was glass everywhere, the crushed vehicle off the side of the road where it came to rest, people standing around.. But the most disturbing thing was all the blood that we had to drive through. Although the body had been removed you could see the evidence of fatal injury.  

It takes all your concentration to drive here.  You must use all your offensive and defensive skills. Constantly on the look out for pedestrians, animals, boda bodas that will dart in front of you,  overtake from either side, watch for taxi vans that think the only thing that matters is them and often dangerously overtake, overspeed and are generally careless. 

There is no real organized system of emergency services. So if there is an accident the ambulance would not reach you in minutes with well trained personnel, it could take hours.  We can not live fearing to travel so we pray before getting on the road and entrust each trip into His hands. 

Thank you for your constant prayers for our protection and good health. 

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-12 NIV
   Who ever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
   I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. 
   If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling, 
   no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 
   For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 
   they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.