Prayer Requests 5-2-17

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Psalm 58

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
    however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-2-17

  1. Yesterday was exhausting. I need some oomph to get through today. I usually manage to be more up beat and I have said before if I can laugh at something I can survive it, but to continually be put down eventually wears on a person.
    I may be able to get out of the house today and go show a condo at the beach. It is looking like it will be a gorgeous day. I have a convertible. There are worse things to do.

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  2. My daughter is pretty stressed right now, working her job nearly full time, training another EMT, preparing for finals next week, serving in study groups, and has no information beyond the fact she’s going to Uganda the first two weeks in July.

    I volunteered to check into the visa information for her, to save her one step, and discovered she has to have shots for yellow fever, Hep A, typhoid and take malaria pills. Oh, and they have Zika in Uganda so be careful.

    BTW, most ATMs have been corrupted so carry cash–conversion rate isn’t so good, but you don’t risk your bank account. Oh, and BTW, it’s a high crime area and you must always be alert and assume everything is at risk.

    Oh, and BTW, the State Dept website has an entire page for faith-based travelers that all are advised to read.

    You need to file all information with the Embassy in Kampala.

    Your visa takes at least two weeks to process and you have to include your passport when you send in the application–which also requires proof of immunization.

    Oh, and if you overstay that visa (it’s for three months beginning the date you enter the country), the fine is $100 a day.

    My heart rate is escalating as I type this. I sent an email and said, “we’ll talk about all this next week. You have some time.”

    But, frankly, not all that much. It can take a while to get those immunizations . . . and school starts again after Mother’s Day.

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  3. Kim – What Guy said to you (doubting that a man would flirt with you) was cruel, & totally beyond the pale. You are a very pretty woman, & I can easily imagine men flirting with you. But even if you were ugly as sin (which you definitely are not), his words still would have been uncalled for.

    Breathe in the fresh air today, & remember that you are loved, appreciated, & treasured.

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  4. One of our ER nurses is gone to Uganda for a year ,on a medical mission. He is a single guy, and has been all over doing that sort of thing.

    Prayers for your daughter.

    Praying for you, Kim.

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  5. Michelle: prayers for you and your daughter.

    Kim: You continue to be in my prayers

    Still no information on my cousin. My parents have offered for him to live out on their ranch, if we can locate him, and hopefully convince him to get the medical attention he needs. Please keep him in your prayers.

    I could use prayers for my attitude….It is hard sometimes having a seventeen (18 in September) who knows everything living under one’s roof….and I’ve had tons of contact with my family-of-origin recently due to the cousin situation, which always leaves me reeling….Besides that — (boys quit reading)– it’s a few days before “that time of the month” and I always get ridiculously sensitive for about three days (and weepy). Thanks.

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  6. I just cannot imagine how or why a seventeen almost 18 in September girl would think she knows everything.
    I hear they become pleasant again sometime in their mid 20’s but I am not holding out much hope.

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  7. Again, so much to pray over that it almost breaks my heart. Dare I ask for prayer over the stopper in my tub drain? It seems so trivial.

    My pastor went to Uganda several times a number of years ago. We were. Concerned for his safety. He was going out to train pastors who were no where near the cities. He did okay and enjoyed his time there, but I think his situation was probably quite different from what daughter would be going for in the medical field.

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  8. I needed all those vaccines for West Africa, although I already had both Hep A and B from my nursing training. The typhoid vaccine isn’t a shot, it is a pill, or rather a series of pills. I took Doxycycline for malaria, a year’s worth of pills with me, one a day. I never got malaria, though I was bitten many times, so it must have worked. I was originally put on Mefloquine, which is one of the ones known to cause psychotic symptoms, and I started getting weird symptoms (you have to start the treatment a couple of weeks before you leave), so I called the doctor (my doctor sent me to a qualified travel doctor to get all this done) and got it changed. Mefloquine is more convenient, since it is one a week; but in the end, the Doxycycline was cheaper, as Mefloquine is really expensive per pill. There was no embassy in Canada for the country I was going to, so I had to send my visa application and passport to the embassy in the U.S., which was very difficult logistically, as I needed to send it with prepaid return postage, so I had to find a courier that could do that internationally. However, I did all that in about two months, since I received the go ahead from the mission in August and I was on my way by October. It can be done. I didn’t have to worry about exchanging money, because the mission in country had the ability to arrange all of that. It helps to go with an established agency in the country.

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  9. I took typhoid when I went to China in 2008. I remember looking at the pill and thinking, “I’m about to ingest live typhoid–a disease which has killed many people over the centuries. I survived.

    I took malaria pills in Nicaragua in 2010 but they don’t bother now.

    When my husband took in his shot record to a travel doctor several years ago before going to India, the doctor blanched. “You’ve had an immunization for the plague? You must have been in the military.”

    Yep.

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