Saturday, June 6, 2009

Praise and Prayer

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim 2:1&2
I am praising God that even as I write this the electrician is here replacing all of the fluorescent lights that died with our crazy power and rearranging the electrical lines in our house so that they make the best use of the “three phase” electricity that the electric company has now installed. I am so excited to have a working light in the office for the first time since last October! I think the electrician has replaced 9-10 fluorescent light as well as running a number of wires and a lot of other things that defy my limited understanding of things electronic.

We have been blessed to have a friend from Caistor Centre arrived last week and he has been enjoying our temperamental electricity along with us. (We have gone 2 nights without any electricity at all—forget air conditioning we didn’t even have fans!) Thanks to all of you who were praying for his safe arrival. Special thanks also to all those who sent goodies, I wish you could have seen the expression on the boys faces! You can keep him in your prayers next week as he leaves to visit other friends in the UK.

Most of all I ask that you would pray for peace in Niger and that God’s will would be done in resolving the political situation here.

PS. Since I originally wrote this on Wednesday the “new” disjuncture box that the electric company had installed went crazy and had to be replaced ie. I would go to use the microwave and the gage that registers the input on the regulator would drop to 50V (instead of 220) while in the other room the fans which were set on low would speed up to the point that it sounded like a twin engine airplane was taking off in our living room. Some where in that process, the control panels on both of our air conditioners burned out and are hopefully being repaired tonight. The repair man said “well at least the hot season is over!” And he is right because we have been blessed with a couple nights of rain this week, for which I am truly thankful. It has been a really long and expensive week.

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