Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Day 6 - Blessed Are They Who Mourn

I think its day six? Things are running together by now.

Just before noon, Haileyesus, our translator, learned that his sister lost her baby during delivery. Mother and baby endured a long night and morning of labor, and the baby died late morning, just before delivery. Please join us in praying with Haileyesus and his family.

Haleyesus (literally, "the power of Jesus") is Anthony's best friend in Ethiopia, and his greatest partner in ministry. No doubt, he is the most biblically and pastorally advanced brother the Lord has been pleased to connect Anthony with in the country. We trust the Lord will prove Himself to be "the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort" to the family in this trying time (2 Cor. 1:3).

The PTI sessions continue to go very well. The students are engaged from beginning to end, the translation is excellent (but who am I to tell?), and Nathan and I are feeling much carried by the Lord. Thank you for your prayers.

My afternoon class with the Bible College students is going well also. They are, however, one month shy of graduation. And, as is universally true, they have a bad case of "senioritis." Anthony, our always blunt missionary friend, assessed instead, "they are just lazy." Either way, the Lord is helping us in this class too. I will appreciate your prayers for wisdom in knowing how to condense Genesis 12-Revelation into our next three days of class.

The Lord is dealing especially kindly with us. We trust this is in response to your prayers. Nathan and I are both missing family, and will appreciate your prayers for them as well.

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