Answers to Prayer
Last week we asked you to pray for safety for the group of guys that are working on termite damage to Vicky’s house. Thank you for praying. We put in many hours on that project last week and have finished about half of the job. We have not had any injuries and the house hasn’t fallen over. When I asked for prayer, I was mainly thinking of possibility of being crushed by a house or cut by a saw. I didn’t even think of the possibility that when I stuck my hand behind a board to pry it loose I might get bit by a poisonous snake. I did not think that as I was happily cutting through the wall, I might cut into a live electrical wire that I didn’t know existed. I was so surprised, you might say I was shocked. Yet, here it is the following week and I’m alive and well. Thank the Lord and thank you for praying for our safety. (Snake and Saw are dead)
I’ve heard that audiences go to sleep if the speaker doesn’t move very much. We never have that problem here. For one thing my audience is always on the edge of their seats wondering if I’m going to trip and fall over as I stumble around. The dirt floor where I teach is as unlevel as a dog’s hind leg. Sorry, I just can’t think of the proper simile for unlevel things. Unlevel as a bumpy thing. Hmmm. Anyway, it has been a challenge. But those days are over. So many people wanted to help with Vicky’s house that we were able to have gravel and sand carried and cement poured.
The projects have kept me pretty well occupied for the last week and Heidi has been busy getting us packed for our trip out to town and leadership meetings that start soon. She is coming very close to wrapping up a Bible Story book for children that we hope to publish in February. She has also had very good attendance at the ladies’ Bible studies.
* Please continue to pray for those working on Vicky’s house. They are going to continue on after I leave.
* Please pray for Vicky as she has a lot going on with keeping up with her Bible studies, construction on her house, and seeing the cementing of the floor finished.
* Please pray for safety for Heidi and I as we start our travels. We have 12 flights to catch in the next six weeks.
* Please pray that the various leadership meeting will be productive and that we will be able to be an encouragement to others.
Jonathan & Heidi.