Thursday, July 2, 2009

Please pray!!

We have had a crazy week this week and would appreciate your fervent prayers!!  Because our language school is full of "gringos" studying Spanish it has always been a target for robberies and assaults.  When we arrived in January, we had about 3 weeks of "caution" as there was a series of armed robberies committed against different friends from our school including one in our front yard.  Well, in the past two days there have been 3 armed robberies near our school in our neighborhood, 2 during the middle of the morning and one in the evening.  Only one guy was shot because he tried to resist and fight off the robber, but his wounds are not life-threatening.  The other two were females and had their backpacks and id's stolen.  We are not living in fear because we know that the Lord did not give us a spirit of fear--but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).   We also have the promises of the Lord from Psalm 91 which says "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the Lord 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'  v9-11 If you make the Most High your dwelling--even the Lord, who is my refuge--then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways..."  What an awesome promise of God--as we dwell in the Lord--rest in Him--He will protect us and we have no need to fear.  

We are not living in fear, but each time these things happen our awareness is heightened to a new level and it is exhausting at times.  We would just ask that you pray for:

**those who have been robbed
**our safety and the safety of all of the residents in our neighborhood
**the robbers and their salvation 
**that we would be the light of Christ to all who are around us!!!  

We love you and thank you for serving alongside us for the Kingdom!  


Mari Fontana said...

We will be praying!

Donna said...

I will continue praying!

American History said...

Keeping you in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to God bless.