I am currently in a hotel room near the airport with the rest of the guys on our team headed for southern Sudan. We will still likely have time to explore some of the city before our flight to Ethiopia departs tonight around 11.
Flights so far have been full, but restful, and God has encouraged me greatly throughout the trip. As I was reading through Lamentations yesterday morning on the flight from Denver to Boston, the Lord brought to mind the similarities of Israel’s affliction and the affliction southern Sudan faced. Praise God that He uses persecution and hardship to strengthen His people and spread His message to new areas as people flee their home areas!
Please remember the people of southern Sudan who we are going to serve in prayer. Pray that they would call to mind and have hope in Jehovah because “the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” May their souls say, “The LORD is my portion, therefore I will hope in him.” Praise God that He “is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Pray that those we interact with and those who attend the school we design would wait for the Lord’s
salvation, lifting up their hearts and hands to Him as they examine their ways and return to Him. (Lamentations 3) May Christ’s kingdom come and His will be accomplished in Sudan! Pray for renewal and restoration, and that the Lord would reign in hearts and lives.
I am excited to be a small part of encouraging believers in the south, as well as sharing testimony of God’s greatness, love, and power with any who do not personally know Him. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading in my life so that all glory goes to the Lord for what He accomplishes in and through me.
Filled with hope in the Lord,