Monday, November 29, 2010
The mother of Francis, our new security guard, died in Mwanza yesterday. Bwana Masele was ill today as well. One of our lay pastors is in Bunda because his brother is in the hospital here with a stroke--he came by to get help to pay his hospital bill. Francis is not going to his mother's funeral but we did send money to help cover expenses. Amos's father is home from the hospital at Amos's house now and his family is caring for him. Way too much sickness and death here without good medical facilities. It is so sad that we cannot do more to help, yet we knew it was like this when we came here. Our hearts are broken on a weekly basis. God welcomes many from here into His eternal home. Still, those who remain struggle on with hope in their hearts and joy that God is waiting for us all. Comforting thoughts. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Jesus said that and I believe it.