It has been a strange week for us here in Northern Ireland. Some disappointment that we are not in Africa, yet knowing that God has a reason for it. I haven't been in the office as such, but have still been doing some FML work and my head has at times been spinning with facts, figures, information and excitment as we plan for the future. We continue to be ready to head to Kenya at short notice over the next few weeks, but failing that I will be working less hours this week and will take all of the following week off.
The market was closed this weekend past due to the holidays, but will reopen this coming Friday 20th and Saturday 21st again as normal.
Please continue to pray that God will provide every need. We have had a number of gifts designated to Bibles etc. and we are delighted with this, but we now have some allowances, office rent and other things due and are asking that you remember these needs in your prayers also.
Our hearts are heavy at the moment for those dear to us who are unwell. My uncle, dad's brother, remains stable for the moment yet his illness is terminal. Billy, who helped on the stall along with his wife and has been one of our main prayer supporters, is having great difficulty with his breathing and needs our prayers. William's maternal grandmother has also taken ill and I am sure the family would appreciate prayer for her too.
Earlier today I read these words from Corrie Ten Boom...“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the
ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” What a timely reminder to us to keep trusting the Lord as we go through times of uncertainty, sickness and testing. God is faithful.
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