Key of Medicine
An atheist was hiking in the woods when suddenly Big Foot jumped out from the
trees ready to devour him.
The atheist fell on his knees and cried out to God, "Lord, save me!"
The Lord answered, "I didn't think you believed in me."
"Well," replied the atheist, "Until 5 seconds ago,
I didn't believe in Big Foot either!"
Circumstance or Conviction
The winds and the waves influenced Peter's convictions as he walked out to Jesus
on the water. Again, he was influenced by his circumstances when he denied
Christ at the high priest's house. BUT, the story does not end there for when he
was brought before the high priest after the day of Pentecost and the healing of
the cripple laid at the gate Beautiful, he spoke boldly in the name of Jesus.
When he and the other apostles were beaten and threatened, they all rejoiced
that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
The dates for my fall trip to Nigeria have been moved up due to new flight
schedules and are set, October 28 – November 9. While there is no active danger
that is being reported at this time, our Nigerian brethren live with the
constant knowledge that at any moment for any whim they can be attacked because
of their beliefs. Yet, they go about their lives as always and rejoice and
praise God in their services with gusto, enthusiasm and freedom.
Stand, Therefore Stand
Life threatening testimony is a very real way of life for our Nigerian brethren
as it is for many Christians in the world today. We have heard many stories of
Nigerian martyrs who have died rather than deny Christ or simply because they
were known as Christians. Are our convictions, life threatening ready? As the
song says, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything."
Conviction NOT Circumstance
Why go then, you might ask? Because it is in obedience to God's call on our
lives. Though the circumstances might have changed since we first began these
outreaches 10 years ago our convictions are the same today as then. He has
called us to take the Gospel to the Kanuri through the vehicle of medicine. It
will have been a year since we were last in Yale and it's surrounding villages
and there is a true sense of homesickness to be back among our Nigerian brethren
Medicines / Shoe Packets $1500
Trip Expense 4000
We are planning to once again buy the majority of the drugs that will be most
useful to us in-country along with the usual shoe packets. Your help with these
costs as well as the trip expenses is greatly appreciated. Your faithful believe
and support of this ministry enables us to fulfill that which God has called us
Your Servants In Christ,
Larry - Sarah
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