Prayer Requests 1-18-17

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for The Gambia, and for Ajisuun as well. 

Anyone else?

Psalm 112

Praise the Lord.

Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
    who find great delight in his commands.

Their children will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
    and their righteousness endures forever.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
    for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,
    who conduct their affairs with justice.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
    they will be remembered forever.
They will have no fear of bad news;
    their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;
    in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,
    their righteousness endures forever;
    their horn will be lifted high in honor.

10 The wicked will see and be vexed,
    they will gnash their teeth and waste away;
    the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-18-17

  1. My friend L is having stents replaced from her kidney to her bladder this morning. Her husband asked for prayers earlier.

    Please pray for BG. I had an early morning phone conversation with the boyfriend’s mother. At least she is saying she is as concerned as I am.

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  2. Glad to hear the boyfriend’s mother is concerned, too.

    There was a mix-up in the scheduling, so Hubby has to reschedule the bone scan, hopefully for next Wednesday (or late Tuesday afternoon). But he did have the CT scan this morning. He realized after he got home that he’d forgotten to take his knee braces off. Hoping & praying that they didn’t obscure anything important.

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  3. Ajisuun wrote this on FB:

    Things are heating up in The Gambia. Women and children are fleeing the area around the capital city in every great numbers. We still have 3 missionaries in the village where it is likely to be safe and two in a suburb of the capital. Those two will likely be okay if they stay home. We are still praying for a peaceful outcome, but if we can’t have that, we want a quick transition. It’s the world against one man. The Gambia people just want the result of their election.

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  4. Wow, you guys are good. She stopped. She is no longer screaming at me that I am satan or a demon or the devil. She did break the piano and some other things but no people.

    Kim, in the interest of the other children, I am willing to look at institutionalizing. At least short term until she can get on medication. She won’t take what the doc gave her, her older sister taught her to spit them out after hiding them, years ago.

    I am fine. Just doing what I have been given to do. But the others need a respite. I sent the little ones upstairs to watch a movie. Eighteen year old took off as soon as the roads opened, but I know he is just a phone call away. As he left, he turned to me with admiration and said I have a lot of patience and he could not do it. A good reminder to depend on He Who is patient with me. Other fifteen year old sees his old behavior and laughs at the silliness of it.

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  5. Not a good day to be a driver in Portland. Looks like husband will be stuck there for a while as the roads are closed for the foreseeable future. Prayer for wisdom on when to travel. He is supposed to be home now.

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  6. A very good friend of mine (C) has had many life struggles, including a battle with cancer (so far a successful one, but with ongoing health concerns from medication). Her (adopted) daughter has been threatening to move out (with no life skills, no job, no money, no high school diploma yet) as soon as she turns 18 (which is tomorrow). C’s mother is in a nursing home with dementia and yesterday the aides discovered a mass which (with a quick doctor’s appointment today) turns out most likely to be late stage cancer. She and her husband are already really, really struggling emotionally, financially, spiritually. They also have an adopted son two or three years younger, less rebellious and probably doing overall better in life but struggling nonetheless.

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  7. This was Ajisuun’s earlier post from Jan. 14:

    Pray for The Gambia especially this coming week. I will be leaving for Senegal tomorrow, escorting two Brazilian families. Other missionaries are staying since everything is still peaceful, but we wanted to get the children out for now. Everyone is prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Pray for our missionaries in the city. Their situation is still okay, but they are hoping to come out to the rural area soon. The American Embassy is strongly advising against travel into the capital city itself and has put a 6 p.m. curfew on its American staff. The ferry crossing is in the capital.

    I don’t know what my internet situation will be while I’m gone, but I’m sure we’ll be finding places to check in.


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