Friday, March 12, 2010

Pray for our friends…


Some times events in our life here in Niger remind us of how closely we need to be walking with the Lord, how much we need to rely on Him and trust the call He has put on our lives to work here.

Today I would ask you to pray for our friends the Brooks family. For those of you who know them, you know their recent events. For those of you who don’t know them, let me give you a very brief overview of the events since December. After 2 months sick on and off, Daughter 2 is medically evacuated to the USA. Instead of being there 2 or 3 weeks, her and her mom were gone almost 2 months. Their flight over was a gong-show (you wouldn’t even believe it all if i told you- one highlight- “nurse” left bag with all medical supplies somewhere in the airport by accident. airport security blew it up with suspicion, all remaining medical supplies returned to them in a baggy for the rest of the flight home) Their flight home was delayed when their return tickets were cancelled suspiciously, their return flight was due at 4pm on Feb 18th. The coup d’etat started at noon. They were directed to the neighbouring country and had to wait 2 days. Daughter 1 gets hit in the eyeball with an airsoft ball. Two days later, Daughter 2 gets her cornea scratched with a knife. Electrical fire in their house. And now a few days after that Daughter 1 (M- the oldest) is being medically evacuated to Paris. She is having massive allergic reactions to something and they can’t figure it out and she can’t leave the clinic. So once again they are on a medical flight out. Wow. All this in a year would be a lot , never mind 2 months. So I ask that you would pray for them. I believe they are under serious attack.

Click on this link below to go to their blog. Jason writes eloquently of feeling a little like “Job” and how these events reflect on his call. I have often felt some of the same sentiments. All I can add is my AMEN BROTHER!

Please pray for them, especially for M who is sick!

1 comment :

Nay Nay said...

Our prayers are with them and with you! I am so humbled when I hear of the struggles of families who are so much more faithful then I and it helps me lean on God's wisdom and trust that His will for us is perfect! We know that God causes all things to happen for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose! May the Lord Bless you and use you to encourage this family He sure has used you and this family to encourage me! <3