Monday, March 21, 2016

“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” ― Corrie ten Boom

The good news today:  John is safely in Dar Es Salaam and beginning his week’s work, Karen and I have figured out how to work the television in John’s absence, the car’s been serviced, and, most importantly, Edina came here today to see us—greatly improved.  She has been taking some natural medicine that has helped her a lot.  She’s not smiling in the picture at the right, but not smiling in pictures is a Tanzanian thing.  She was smiling just before the picture was taken.  She can’t work just yet, and we wouldn’t let her anyway.  We gave her some money to buy more of the medication that was helping her.  She wants to come every day to see us and then to walk back home.  She said that would be her exercise until she was much better.  She also had good news about her daughter, Paulina, who is in Arusha to take her national exams for her nursing certificate.  In June, Paulina will be nationally certified as a Master of Nursing and can get just about any job she wants anywhere in Tanzania.  Edina kept thanking us over and over again for paying for her education until it got embarrassing, and I had to tell her to quit.  She told me that she had been praying for me everyday, and I told her we had been praying for her everyday.  It seems that God listens to prayers.  I’m not feeling well, so this will be a short one today.

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