Wow the first Monday of this new year. Hope you all a blessed New Year and may this year be so much better than 2016. Time flies by and its almost time for us to say goodbey and leave this beautiful place again. Saying goodbeys are getting harder and harder. Please pray for us as we need to say goodbey to family and friends and hope to see them again in 2 years time. We had such a blessed and joyful time here in Namibia. Pray for our safe travels back home to Cambodia and while we still need to travel here in Namibia.
For our friend Bazil Calitz, the new year did not start good. He got attacked, while he was sleeping and they tried to kill him in order to rob him. Praise God for saving his live. Brake-ins and robberies at this time of the year are very bad. He got away with a lot of stitches on his head and bruises. Pray for complete healing and the wave of break-ins to stop.
I visited a good friend Archie vd Merwe as well. A Car drove into him, while driving his bike, about 2 months ago and he broke a lot of bones. He still cannot walk and is still in bed. Pray for complete healing.
I include a piece to pray for Syria.
“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
Jesus, thank You that you bring healing to bodies, hearts and souls. Lord, especially where so many have lost hope and their hearts are sick, I pray that You would restore hope, giving Syrians hope in a better future than what they hoped in before. I pray that they would call on YOU, Jesus!
I visited 4 ladies this week, each of them had lost their husbands to death or to prison. One lady in particular had lost all hope. With her husband dead, two young children to look after, and then her phone and papers were stolen from her pocket this week. She has no man to speak for her, no one to earn an income or to look out for her, no papers to say who she is and what she’s entitled to, and now no way to contact family afar after her phone was stolen. As her story was told for her, I saw her shrinking further and further into lostness. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Thankfully she was in the right place at the right time (visiting her neighbour at the same time that we were there), so that we were able to give her food supplies and prayer.
Jesus, please be with Frida*. Please show her Your love through providing for her in most unexpected ways. Please restore hope to her weary soul. Please may she call on YOU for help! Jesus!
Thank you for praying for us in this new year. May God Bless you