O my, what a depressing Monday. Apart from the beautiful rain we had, which we are very thankful for, we lost 7 little bunnies due to the rain and on top of that had to deal with our landlord, because her son stole our electricity. Caught him red-handed but he denied anything as he did nothing wrong, little spoiled brad. Mum tries to cover everything up to spare face but I could not let go as she want me to pay for him stealing my electricity. So we finally got to the conclusion that we can get it from the rent, but not without a fight. Not so sure when we need to leave this place as the lady will not stop here. Her son is an embarrassment to them and she struggles with him. So we need to secure our house better in order for him not to come in. Pray for a better solution than leaving this house.
Rain is showing up sporadically around the country but also in forms that people do not like it. They warn the people about huge storms that are coming and we saw a video, last night in church, of a small village being hit by one of these storms. Apart from the rain, lots of them lost their homes in the process. We had the first good rain this afternoon and it was really nice to cool down after this sweltering heat. Pray that God will pull open the heaven and that it will rain.
Pray for us as we, Ps. Ivor, Kelly and Gideon will take the road to Kabal Domrey in the morning. Pray for travel mercies and especially for the Beast to make it there and back. Want to go and visit some of the small villages on the other side of the mountain. Last time the car broke down and we could not reach there. So we hope for a positive outcome this time. The roads are very bad and even wet right now. So lots of mud, yummy….
Our Prayer for Syria this week:
Acts 4:4 “But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.”
Jesus, thank You so much for those who have believed!! Thank You for those who are sharing the gospel with others because of the hope and salvation that they have found in Jesus. Thank You that Your name is being made famous in Syria. Thank You that You name WILL be made famous in Syria!!!
This week we visited Amitaf*, a lady who seemed very open. As we arrived at her house, a relative of hers arrived... and then another relative... and then a friend... and a neighbour… until there were six ladies from the neighbourhood!! Amitaf had told them that we were coming and that we could pray for them. Each had plenty of prayer requests for healing, for family ‘stuck’ in Macedonia, for jobs for their husbands. There was such excitement and anticipation in the room as we prayed for each lady and they felt the presence of God. When I realised they were Kurdish, I invited them to our Kurdish meeting on Saturday. “If God will allow us, we may come.” I prayed but wasn’t too high in faith. Well, on Saturday, just as the meeting was starting, I received a phone call that they were outside. I went to meet them and greeted them on the street… Amitaf, her sister, her neighbour… more ladies I hadn’t met… husbands… children. Seventeen all together!!! Wow, from visiting one lady, she had now brought 16 others with her. Reminds me of the Samaritan women inviting her whole village to receive Jesus! :)
Lord, Jesus, thank You for Amitaf!! Thank You Jesus that she met You and saw something she liked and wanted others to know about. Jesus, I thank You that each of these people heard Your truth. I pray that this truth would not leave them but that they would know that they NEED to make this decision to receive You. May they put away all other false gods and 'good luck charms' that have such a hold over them. Jesus, please set them free! May they know the truth and may the truth set them free! Oh, Mighty Jesus!!!
Thank you very much for praying for us. Today was really challenging and your missionary man, lost it a couple of times today. Not good to start the week like this. Pray for peace as I need to stay focus on our work with the locals.