A few days ago William and I were reading Psalm 37 together. It is a particular favourite of mine. I remember being a leader on a children's camp many years ago and the memory verses for the week consisted of the first few verses of this precious Scripture. I remember also when we were going through some challenging times with the work in Africa and a good friend who has since gone to be with the Lord shared some verses from this Psalm with us and how the Lord had spoken to him through it regarding the situation we were in at the time. Then I remember a few days after my dad was diagnosed with cancer, our Pastor came to visit him in hospital and this was the Psalm he read. And so we found ourselves turning to it again and being encouraged by the words that are found there. We never tire of turning to it and we rejoice in how it has been a blessing to us in the past. So many encouragements even in the first few verses to TRUST in the Lord; to DELIGHT in the Lord; to COMMIT our way to the Lord; to REST in the Lord and then the promises that He will provide for us, give us the desires of our heart, bring our thoughts to pass and work all things for our good. What wonderful promises to hold on to in our personal lives and in the work and ministry of Feed my Lambs. Our God is so faithful.
We look to Him for continued help. In the past week, Joyce was able to visit 5 centres who are using our lessons and was encouraged by the progress there. Eunice has also been communicating with the School we mentioned last week and is working alongside the Teachers to get the children back on track again with the Lessons. William had a good night at his Bible College course and I was blessed at a local meeting on the same evening. We have received emails from Children's workers in Kenya who have heard of FML and we look forward to partnering with them in the coming days and encouraging them in their ministry to boys and girls.
William and I appreciate prayer as we share in a meeting this evening and then as we have another 2 meetings this week; we look to the Lord for help in final preparations.
We have prayed and talked much regarding the literature which was also mentioned in last week's blog. We have come up with some ideas and content which we feel can work. Today and tomorrow I will be working on getting these put together. There is quite a lot involved so I appreciate prayer. William will then review them again. If we're both happy with the content they will then go to the printer for designing and printing. As yet the funds are not available, so we are going ahead in faith that God will provide. Please pray concerning this.
Finally, thank you for praying for my arm injury. It has much improved and I am sleeping better, however, I still have some numbness in one finger and an ongoing niggling pain which gets quite severe in the cold, when driving, and also when using the computer for a while. I appreciate your ongoing prayers and give thanks to God for the massive improvement. God is good.
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