Luke 24:13-32
This is Jesus heartburn(I have to credit Dallas Willard for this term!)...31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prayers Please

Today the office is very quiet. The older children are studying hard and quietly in school this morning and the preschoolers are napping until lunch time. But mostly it is quiet because a friend of several of the staff died last night. He went to the hospital on Monday with a sever headache and died last night. The particulars are uncertain but the grief is clear. We are listening to praise music and trying to focus on the job today but it is difficult. Quami has gone to sit with the family and share his condolences on our behalf and the funeral will be Sunday or Monday. Please pray for them in this loss.

There are also many other things that way on our minds these days. Suwaju's (8 year old whom may have Burkitt's or some infection that eats away at the bones in his jaw) care and treatment is still uncertain. Quality medical care is difficult in Sierra Leone and we need prayers to try and figure this out.

This afternoon I sat with a young girl who has run away from home several times and has come home pregnant. I don't know what she needs or what is best for her but my heart aches to take her in and let her live with me. She does not want to live with her family and she is not getting proper care for herself or her baby. Pray for wisdom and for the health of her baby. We fear that the pregnancy is not well; I will be taking her to the hospital on Friday morning.

The list goes on but these are on my heart right now.