Saturday, April 18, 2009

They loaded up and flew out to . . .
Malakal, Sudan

They made it! We got an email two days ago that gave us a bit of an update. They are making adjustments to life in Malakal with the help of team members and locals. They are beginning to find their way around the market, building furniture, seeking help to learn the language, etc. The work continues . . . . .

We are praying for:
Their faith - continued dependence upon God, growth in their faith walk, sharing their faith walk with their local church and witnessing to their community

Marriage and Family life - to continue to nurture their marriage and family relationships

Their adjustment -to the heat of living in Sudan (100 is the average), no air conditioning, they use fans at night, which is when they have electricity. They are grateful for the power at that time.

Language acquisition - they need Sudanese teachers

Developing community - with the local Sudanese as well as their fellow team members with whom they dwell

I'm certain we'll add other prayer needs as the days pass but these are our initial prayers at this time. In the meantime, I pray, trust, rejoice, live, work, knit, study His Word, teach His Word, following His leading through my days where I live.

Truth For Life
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Share with God's people who are in need.
Practice hospitality.
Romans 12:11-13

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