Prayer for Harria

Please be in prayer for Harria. She is going to school and interns at the hospital that is treating the Ebola patients who have entered Uganda. I talked to her tonight. She said they are now not working there and the border is now restricting Congolese from coming in. Some of the patients who were quarantined ran away and they believe they went back to the DRC. We pray it does not spread here. And she takes her final exams to get her degree in Mid Wivery. We are expecting her to pass with flying colors since she is among the top student in the country.

Getting Old(er) Isn’t Fun

 

We’ve been having some medical issues since the first of the year and unfortunately has made us have to face all the ugly things aging brings! I haven’t felt like doing anything except standing guard over Raelee’s schooling. We had hoped she would get more independent since it is Abeka homeschool with videos and teacher teaching classs. But if we aren’t right there watching her she has been known to fast forward classes and amazingly be done with school in half the normal school day.

Christian is having eye problems and between medical issues with me and his having to have close watch on how his macular degeneration is advancing we have spent a lot of time back and forth to Kampala which in itself is exhausting and stressful.

I had to have surgery about seven weeks ago and it hasn’t been as fast as a recovery as I’d like. Partly my fault, I feel good one day and do too much which sets me back. And I have a lot to prepare for a group from America coming. Thankfully I have help with the house and I will be teaching how to make Natchitoches meat pies this week! After seeing how well they went over last year we will be busy tripling what we did previously!

So I say all this to explain my absence on here and ask for continuing prayers for us. I believe my medical problems (except recovery) have been fixed. But Christian still has to endure tests and possibly shots into his eyes.

I also ask prayer for too many of our friends and  families this month who have lost loved ones. May the God of comfort give them peace and the strength to get through the hard times.

And I give praise and gratefulness for those who take great care of us and enable us to have the best medical care. I also thank God for good reports on family that have struggled with sickness and cancer.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10