Thursday, July 24, 2008

Good Byes in Sudan

Last night and this morning in Yambio were full of goodbyes and prayers.

We enjoyed visiting with many of the pastors, pastors in training, youth and children. This morning the visitors started at 7 a.m. and came so often that I could not even shower until 9:30 a.m.! But it was fantastic! Some of the children brought us ears of corn.

Asha brought Sue honey that she had made and some beautiful home sewn fabrics. Many of them told us that they knew God loved them by sending us to them. I say that with such thanks to Jesus. That was the overall goal of our entire be ambassadors of His love and to remind them of His everlasting, unchanging promises to each one of them, no matter what their age.

Venasio, the youth leader, told me this morning that no one has ever come to minister to the young adults and youth and that they were so encouraged. This morning we had a wonderful prayer time with Bishop Andrew and continue to learn about how God is working in southern Sudan. Please join us in praying that the peace maintains for many years to come. I'm convinced even more that missions is so much more than sending money--it's about developing and maintaining relationships for eternity.

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