No news is good news.’

‘We thank you again for your prayers on our behalf. All remains quiet here; it almost seems as if we’re in a holding pattern. I’m sure you recognize the feeling.

We do have some textbooks etc. which were supposed to come out last week with a work team. Unfortunately they won’t be coming at all, now, and we need to work out other transportation. With that material was some time-sensitive medication for the wife of one of our teachers, so please be in prayer that the details for its delivery can be worked out.

It seems my biggest fight today is with the new Nimba virus. It does seem to be significantly slowing down internet traffic throughout the world, which means e-mail, and is therefore crucial to us here. 

We will continue to pray for you as you are praying for us. We pray that God will do what He does best, and that is to make triumph out of tragedy in America.

WE are praying for YOU.

What can we say? It seems that our roles are reversed, and today we are praying for you as we watch what happened in America on Tuesday. We share your shock that something like this could happen in the ‘safe’ United States. ICA held a special prayer meeting last night for America and especially the families of the victims, and we continue to pray today.

So far, we’ve had no repercussions here, except that we’ve been advised by the embassy to stay on campus and not venture into town. Neighborhood response here will depend greatly on what is done to catch and ‘punish’ the perpetrators. Although it could cause us some discomfort, I think we all are behind President Bush as he seeks to bring these people to justice. So many have voiced the desire to be in America with their loved ones just to reassure themselves that everything is OK. That’s where e-mail has been great as we all got news from friends and family almost immediately.

We ask that you continue to pray for the sale of our house. As is usually the case, there are some last minute ‘kinks’ in the sale that need to be worked out.

But most importantly, we want you to know that we are praying for you tonight. Psalms 3:5 says “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.” Those verses came to mind last night as I was having a hard time sleeping. Our only sure comfort is not in a country, but in the Lord

Slower pace?

WOW! We really thought life in Africa would operate at a much slower pace, but we were wrong! With unpacking our container and trying to keep up with our workload, we’ve really been busy. But, we praise God that we have our container to unpack – it’s great to be surrounded by some familiar things from home. Thank you again for your prayers.

It is said that “No news is good news”, and that’s how it is this week. Conditions have settled somewhat in town, although one of our workers was robbed of his moped on his way home last week – a substantial loss for him. The work on the ‘wall’ around ICA continues even though we know our true safety is from the Lord; the U.S. Embassy here has strongly suggested this precaution.

As you remember us in prayer tonight, spend some time thanking God for how He has and is providing. Not only has our container arrived, but we are in the final stages of selling our house. God has again been good!