Life can be tuff and pretty unfair if you ask me. Seen a mother and her spastic child, 2.5 years old, again in the Jarai village. Even under normal circumstances a child like this would be a hard one to handle, what to say in an environment like this, where people are just trying to survive. What future this little boy will have if he grows up, how difficult it must be for mum to look after a child like this if she is needed in the field??? Questions like this is milling through my head when I sit in front of this girl, she is always ready with a smile and I can see that she is looking very well after her child.
We were in a small Jarai tribal village and a small church with around 30 families in the church. We visited here before and saw a lot of people this time. The local health clinic is not coming here and people need to go out to them and pay money to see the doctor. Off course they will not go as they do not have money. Pray for the church as they want to build a proper church building. At this time they are having church in the pastor’s house. We can see the wood there but maybe the rain and them need to work in their fields are keeping them from doing this. Pray for encouragement for them to start building their own church.
I will try and go out to Kabal Domrey again and back into the forest to see if we can help my friend Nang. He is the guy with the swollen tummy. Talk to a surgeon friend of mine in Philippines and he gave me advice what to do. Not sure I can cure him but at least we can die trying. Pray for me as I need to take a taxi down South, ride my bike for 4 hours to get to John and then get into the forest again the next day. The roads are really bad as it rain a lot now. Pray for travel mercies.
Well good news is that one of my cars is alive again. Will get the small Tico again tonight so that Toinette can ride it while I am gone. It is too difficult to put 2 big boys on the bike and the police will stop you from doing it. Well the Suzuki is still in need of a miracle. Please pray that my car will be fixed as I am going through a rough patch, mentally, as I seek ways to do outreaches. You all know what happens when we think too much. Pray that God will clean my mind and that I can concentrate on Him. I do not want to sound self-centred at all but these little problems are getting a hold on me. Like they say:” It’s the little jackals that make things a hassle in life.”
One of the Acts students, that ran away from home, is back home but the situation at home is far from good. The father is a very abusive man and that makes things difficult for her and now she is mixing with wrong friends. Pray for wisdom and that she will continue to come to class and built relationships with the other students and find her way back.
May God bless this week for you all. Great song for you this week from Casting Crowns.