It is funny how at times you think that you are blessing someone else and then when all is said and done you wonder whether you weren’t the real recipient of the blessing. We went away for a much needed long weekend this past weekend to Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso. At the final stop for the border crossing (there are three: one in Niger and two on the Burkina side), the official who had finished the paperwork for our vehicle asked if we had room to drive a soldier to the next major village. Dave said that that would work and we re-arranged things so that he could ride in the front with Dave while I rode in the back with the boys. As we went along we had a good conversation with the officer. He said that he needed the ride back because he had been accompanying some big trucks to the boarder to ensure their safe passage. I guess there is a section of the main road that they have had some trouble with bandits and so he was there for security reasons. When we dropped him off where he wanted to go, we realized that it had been a very smooth trip to that point and wondered if that might have been in part because we had him along.
Please pray for the lady that has been staying with us. She is returning to her home town on Thursday by bus. Pray that she will continue to grow in her faith, that she will find Christian fellowship there, that her family will respond positively as she lives and shares her faith and that God will continue to meet all of her needs (including that of work).