Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything; strong in character, full and complete.
How funny that of all days today is the day that I found this verse. Patience is definitely not a strong suit of mine. I am very impatient. When things aren't happening fast enough for me, sometimes I foolishly decide to take it into my own hands and of course it doesn't usually help.
Now, having patience means something different for me. It means that I need to wait on God to provide what the boys need. It means that I need to have faith that He will always deliver. It means I need to be still and listen even when I feel like things are caving in and spinning out of control.
Right now would be a time when I feel like things are spinning out of control. We are trying to move the boys into a bigger house away from the slum. Right now we are living so close to the slum that they keep going back and getting in trouble. Not to mention that our current landlord wants us out! We finally have found a house and are ready to sign a lease contract but we have one problem. RENT! In Uganda, you always have to pay many months up front. In this case, 6. The landlord has agreed to accept 5 for now with the 6th paid within the month.
I am praying and fasting for God to answer my prayers and raise the money for us to be able to move. Not only do we need to pay rent but also moving expenses. Throw on top of that the boys going back to school in 2 weeks or so, and my head is spinning with all of our needs.
I am asking that you would pray(even fast) with me. Pray that we would raise all of the money that we need for the boys to move into a safe home away from the slum and school fees for the next term.
I also ask that if you feel God is leading you to help us, you can do so by donating through the DONATE button at the top of the page.
Thank you for your prayers! I know God will hear them and answer!