Prayer Requests 2-15-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 138

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
    you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
    when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for the glory of the Lord is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
    though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
    with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever—
    do not abandon the works of your hands.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-15-17

  1. Stargazer has an important on site interview in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Google maps show it is already 2 hours and 42 minutes to get there and he hasn’t left yet.

    He has to drive through San Francisco. God’s will.

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  2. Taking care of this place is a lot of work, but I love it. Husband enjoys the freedom of the place. The children enjoy growing up here. But the house across the street from daughter is for sale……wisdom.

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  3. Is it in Idaho? Some folk call it that. It is in Boise. It has a yard. It is in the middle of a city. I have lived in cities before and not died. Let’s see…Baltimore, West Point, Okinawa, Heusenstamm, Fulda, Butzbach, Athens, Turin. It is doable and it would be lovely to be near daughter and help with granddaughter. But we still have five children at home who benefit from where we live. It is not just me being selfish. How do you suppose the neighbors would handle it if fifteen year old got into one of her moods and stood outside screaming and throwing things at houses? Or if ten year old took to going to the bathroom in their yards? Would other fifteen year old do well in a large public school where nobody knew him? Or….?

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  4. Thank you for the prayers for hubby. Things are starting to get better. The cough he had for over two months finally appears to be gone for good. The wrist brace he is wearing seems to be helping him hold his hand-held work device better, which he believes was responsible for the carpal-tunnel-like symptoms he was having. (The device fits in his hand, but is a good five pounds, and he has to carry it a lot, so having the brace helps a lot with support.) His neck/shoulder/arm problem has improved since getting massage therapy, and his hearing in his left ear is finally getting better, as well. He said that the sound of the water hitting his head while in the shower had been really strange the last month since getting an infection in his ear, but yesterday he had a breakthrough with his hearing, and taking a shower sounds more normal again.

    Thank you so much for your prayers. All of this was very stressful for him, and he is so relieved that there is now marked progress on all those fronts. Praise God.

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  5. Mumsee, Aji suun and the others she accompanied into Senegal have been back in the country for a while now. They returned about a week after the former president left the country for exile in Guinea Bissau, and the new president entered office. She hasn’t said anything new about the situation on FB, which is a sign that life is going as usual. It is a case of wait and see – whether or not the new leader will be better than the old is something only time will tell. This part of the dry season is usually a time of endurance for both the villagers and the team. There is still only one medical missionary in the clinic, although another new one is on the field, but she has to go through language training before beginning work in the clinic. There is also another new family on the field, so they will be making adjustments – all those personality quirks get magnified in such a high pressure situation, and usually new team members get sick a lot more the first year, as they adjust to the microbes of the country.

    Update on the couple staying with my parents. My mother was discouraged yesterday. She ends up having to help the wife of the couple with basic bodily functions, and it is very tiring for her. The waiting list for a nursing home is as long as I thought it would be. The couple is considering other options, but I think my mother feels that they don’t have a sense of urgency about it. One of the children of the couple is supposed to come on the weekend to start cleaning their house out – my mother has asked another mutual friend who will be helping with the cleaning to fully explain the situation to the child. If they could get a caregiver in to help the woman, it would take a great burden off my mother. I am concerned with what my mother tells me about the man’s health – I think his death may be closer than anyone realizes.

    Update on the girl with the head injury. She is talking more and more, able to feed herself, and take short walks.

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  6. A friend’s neighbor is a daycare provider for infants. Recently, the neighbor took in an infant, about five months old, on a trial basis. She and her two helpers were concerned the child wasn’t behaving like a normal baby and encouraged the parents to take the baby to the pediatrician. Parents demurred and on the third day of having the little girl, she died–SIDS.

    The police spent an entire day at the house questioning her, but didn’t find anything.

    Autopsy report came in yesterday that the baby died of a heart attack–there was nothing anyone could do. Relief, and grief are hanging over the daycare provider, Teresa, and her staff. I can’t imagine what the parents are going through.


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  7. That is so hard. My sis in law went through that as a day care provider. Twice. It was painful and scary. She got out of day care and went into preschool.

    Daughter is dealing with day care and a four month old. Which is why we are seriously considering helping them out. Though in many cases, there was nothing to be done or it could well have happened at home. Choke on a carrot, slip on the sidewalk, a cold….


  8. How heart-wrenching. A former coworker of mine was away at a teaching conference when she got word her 3-month-old daughter had died. Baby had a heart problem no one knew about until after her death.

    Prayers for the family and providers.


  9. In day care; not sure if it was while being transported to hospital in an ambulance, but an ambulance was involved. Relief on the autopsy report, but great sadness that the caregivers recognized a problem and told the parents. In a case like this, probably nothing anyone could do. A heart attack in a baby?


  10. So sad about those babies. Our granddaughter has holes in her heart, but is doing very well. We are grateful, to say the least.

    So sad for the families of the fishermen, whose boat capsized in the Bering Sea the other day. All six perished. My SIL fishes there for much of the year. I am not sure if he knew them or not, but it hits close to home.

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  11. I’m guessing guilt will be added to the grief of those parents, too. Perhaps nothing could have been done, but the human mind will go over and over “What if we had listened to the caution and had taken the baby to the doctor?”

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