Had a real good time driving to Stung Treng today. Being in the country side makes your heart just go with a bang. Tomorrow is a big day. I will sign an MOU-Mission of Understanding with the Dept. of Health in Ratanakiri and that will enable me to help them with their remote areas, where they do not come so often. Please pray that our relationship will be granted with the greatest of respect for each other and that we as Christians can show the local community that we care for them. We will then drive down to a very remote part of Ratanakiri, where we only went by bike, with the Beast. Please pray for safe journey and open hearts. Also pray for Toinette and the children at home.
Another big appointment is with the Dept. of Education. They allowed us to send Jun Mar to Malaysia in order for Angela to sign our MOU with the Dept of Education. Praise God that they allowed this as Angela is not able to travel yet. Continue to pray for Angela as she and Argie is still recovering from their bad experience a while ago.
Please pray for my little sister, Elizma and her husband Pieter. They will start the proses of another IVF this week and need to go down to Cape Town in the end of the week. You will remember that we prayed for them more than a year ago, when they lost their baby. Pray that God will be the One to help them fulfilling their dreams and wishes.
Our prayer for Syria this week:
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
Father, no matter how hard I try to measure Your love, it is immeasurable. I cannot place a price upon it. I cannot even earn it. Thank You that You pour out Your love on those who cannot earn or deserve Your love… that’s every one of us. Thank You that I can, at any time, crawl under Your wing and there I find refuge. Thank You that many many from Syria are seeking refuge, and You offer the best refuge ever known to mankind. Jesus, may they climb under Your wing, so close to Your heartbeat.
My heart goes out to Syrians from Aleppo who have fled their city but have not been allowed entry into their neighbouring country. I met a man from Kobane who fled from Syria over a year ago. He and 150,000 others waited at the border for 15 days before being allowed to cross into their neighbouring country. Only when ISIS started shooting them from behind were the borders opened for them. They were the ‘lucky ones’ being allowed refuge in a ‘safe’ country over a year ago.
Jesus, I lift up those from Aleppo who have joined the 6.6 million Syrians displaced inside of Syria. (And then the 4.8 million outside of Syria.) Father God, please cover them with Your wings. Please show them great mercy, great love. Jesus, You were rejected, tortured, killed for each one of these. I pray that You spare them from eternal damnation. May they NOW experience Your closeness, Your love, Your shelter, Your salvation! May they know what it is to climb under Your outstretched arms and find refuge in You.
May God Bless you all in this week to come.