Psalm 34:1,2 "I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast
in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad."
A couple of days ago I arrived at the home of a NEWCOMER to our community to give him a ride to an in-home men's
bible study (he has been involved for about a month). He asked me if we had time to visit and pray with a friend of
his whose daughter was having seizure-like attacks and waking up screaming in the middle of the night. I'm
remembering that Jesus was on his way to help Jairus' daughter when the hemophiliac woman touched him and he allowed
the "distraction" in order to minister to someone else in need. So even though it was time to go to men's bible study,
we took time to visit and pray with a hurting family.
It became clearer the longer we sat and listened to her mother's tale that this two-year old girl is being affected
by spiritual forces that sometimes appear to her in the form of a little boy whom no one else sees but her. The
young toddler communicates with her mother like many small children do, mostly through gestures and a few words that
the "little boy" makes faces at her and teases her. The most disrupting experience for this family is the
middle-of-the-night screams and convulsions that seize the child. Who knows what torment the evil one is throwing
at this family? So we pray. Without God's divine power we could never hope to withstand an enemy attack of
this magnitude. But we serve a MIGHTY God who is all powerful and cannot be challenged.
Will you join me in praying that God will cancel the plans that the enemy has made against this little one and against
this family? May God's glory shine through the darkness that once held this family hostage.
Even though the visit made us arrive late to bible study, the good news is that Valentine is leading the men's group
and I attend more to help when needed than as the primary leader. Another testimony that God is developing the leadership
and making preparations for the ministry to continue when there is no missionary involved on a weekly basis. In fact
our plans for the next 6 to 12 months involve discipleship and equiping leaders who will grab on to the vision that God has
given in this ministry and humbly lead into God's intended future.