While we went for a bicycle ride yesterday, the unthinkable happened. Someone came over our fence and stole our 2 Husky puppies. How do you explain to a child that something they loved from birth, is gone? Difficult for Gideon as he was the one taking care of them. We know that we must not hold on to these worldly things to much but when our children hurts, then we hurts as well. Pray for Gideon that still not understand anything.
Praise God for an excellent outreach with my friend James and 2 young guys from the States. We literally went on the road less traveled ans saw still beautiful forest and big trees, slept in the jungle, got rained on and did not had food for 2 days. We made it to 3 villages and did small medical outreaches in each. It was good to see new faces and know that medicines are a commodity that not anyone can afford. We met health workers in the villages but still they ask prizes for meds that tribal people cannot afford and on top of that they do not know much. Pray as we continue our ways into these remote areas, that God will open the doors for us. Go and visit this website and see all my pictures on this trip: https://www.flickr.com/
Here is a video on it all: https://animoto.com/play/
The Beast is still under repair. Now they are rewiring the whole car, so hopefully it will be ok in a week. The plan is now to leave bikes, where I am reaching out and travel by taxi to these areas and then drive further by small bikes. Luckily I have a few small bikes!! Will be much cheaper as well. At this time riding small bikes are much better than the big once, just because everything is so muddy.
Our prayer for Syria this week:
Isaiah 61:5 “Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.”
God's ways are far greater than our ways... and His thoughts far outnumber our thoughts. When I read this verse, I think of the Syrian children who I met on their way to Europe. A handful of them said that in Europe they want to study to become engineers so that they can come back and rebuild Syria. Wow! These were Muslim kids but they had the same vision as Isaiah 61... rebuilding Syria. They want to rebuild in a practical way while God is busy rebuilding in a spiritual sense. Will Syria become a prosperous land? Will Syrians become a blessing to the nations?
Father God, I thank You that even when I don't understand Your ways, I can trust that Your ways are good... for You are GOOD! Thank You for Your love for Syria and Syrians. Thank You that You see all the conflict in the world at the moment and still You look to every individual with love, having plans and purposes for every life. Father God, I pray that many, many... ALL would come to know You as Father and to put their trust in You. My life is in Your hands. Use me as You will Lord Jesus to be a blessing to the nations. (And for you in whatever country you are in… the nations have come to you!
Thank you once again for praying for us. We say it every time but its truly amazing what prayer can do.