Hope all the dads out there had a wonderful day, yesterday. We just lay around and did nothing. Sundays is a quiet day around here. Toinette took the boys for a bicycle ride, but according to her, she almost fainted on the road and had to send the kids ahead for more exercise. I had to go and visit with a good friend. Lately she is not feeling so great. Lots of bad headaches and sore eyes. I am also sick with some flue and a bad nasal drip. Coughing and all sorts of aches and pains are in the order of the day around. Toinette said this morning that we can feel attacks launched at us, in form of illnesses, to keep us off focusing in God. We are so consumed with our illnesses that we forget why we are here for. Pray with us and all the missionaries around, so that we can be strong against spiritual attacks and focus on God.
Continue to pray with us for rain. It is raining but not enough to fill reservoirs and for the rice that is planted already. I see now that they issue flood warnings in Phnom Penh and other provinces. I am sure it will be bad this year because of all the deforestation and in the city as the drainage are terrible. Read here about more news in Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/
Pray for one of Toinette's students. Her mom died a few days ago and now she is the only one, looking after her 2 smaller siblings. Dad is a police man on the border and her sister is sponsored to study in Bangkok. that leaves her alone at home. Pray that someone in the near family will help her as she is very clever in school. Pray that it will not be nessarily for her to leave school.
Our prayer for Syria this week.
Isaiah 2:22 “Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?”
Father God, You are the one who places kings and presidents and persons in authority. Even though I do not understand, I trust that You are in control. Father, I pray for Syria. I pray for the leader of this country. Every news article and every leader has a different opinion on what is right. But Father God, You are the One who knows what’s right. You are the One who knows his heart. I pray that You would draw him to you. Give him sanity… knowledge… wisdom!
Jesus, I pray for those who are under this regime, under the control of one they do not agree with. I pray for those who are in armies but do not want to fight. I pray for those who are held hostage and have not seen their families for so long. I pray for their families who do not know whether they live or not. I pray for those who are hidden and cannot come out. Jesus, You know their names. Please draw each one of them to You Lord Jesus!! Our hope is in You. Even when life looks terrible and hope is nowhere to be found, thank You Jesus that they can find hope in You!
School is closing this week for summer holidays. Pray that we can make time with the kids in such a long holiday.
Among the weak in faith I become weak like one of them, in order to win them. So I become all things to all people, that I may save some of them by whatever means are possible. 1Cor.9:22