In Daniel 2:21 we read: He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
In recent days, we have learned that our few remaining coworkers in our Host Country have been evacuated. The government there has taken radical steps to gain complete power and so who knows what is coming next. We are grieved as we have been following the news, and yet our hearts are calm and at peace as we continue to lean heavily upon the King of kings, and Lord of lords. Yes, in spite of the difficulties and challenges for those who seek to work there and for our many beloved brethren who are experiencing it close and up front, we trust the great LORD OWNER BOSS JEHOVAH! It is as the P believers say, “Even when the situation doesn’t resemble a believing time, we will still believe in the ‘over and above’ God.” And so we wait upon Him, knowing that He truly is in control, and that He rules supreme, and that His purposes will be advanced, even through this whole fiasco.
- Praise God that He is all powerful, and that He is building His church and that the very powers of hell will not prevail
- Praise God for all that He is accomplishing even in this strange and difficult context. We hear many good things of God’s great works!
- Praise God that He is much more concerned about the building of His body than we are, and that we can confidently hang our hammocks in Him (trust Him) and relax.
- Pray for God’s Name to be gloriously honored through this whole situation and that the schemes of the enemy will be thwarted
- Pray for the many different People Groups who have come to Christ in this country, that they will grow strong through this time of hardship and evangelize others
- Pray for God’s wisdom for us in how to proceed with plans for the future regarding our visas and so much more. We were going to be heading down there to take care of some visa renewals but now we will wait and see how He leads
- Pray for continued wisdom as we work on revising the Bible lessons, as well as the dictionary
- Pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send forth many more career workers who will joyfully surrender their lives to His purposes and bring in some of that ripe harvest
Banking big on God’s sovereignty,
Merrill and Teresa