Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Shelter in the Time of Storm


“For three hours Jamie and the four children hid behind stacks of packaged flour in a storage area. ‘I remember thinking on the way in that the flour would be good, protective from bullets,’ she said. They heard the sounds of hand grenades, machine guns and helicopters as they hid.”

This article is a first-hand account by some of our IMB missionaries who witnessed the Kenya terrorist attack. It is a bold testimony to God’s protection and the power of prayer:

I loved this prayer request: “Pray that even as people's thoughts ran to God during the crisis, they would continue to run to God as daily life resumes.”

And also this perspective: “These things happen. It’s sometimes the cost of doing [mission] business. It is the reason we are here. Only Christ can penetrate this evil. He called us, we obey and stay until He releases us. Sometimes living in the center of God’s will is dangerous. Dangerous, but God is good. I’m praying that God will use this to bring glory to Himself, which He always does.”

Friends, these are the unsung heroes doing Gospel work that you won’t see on the nightly news.

You can read the whole thing here.
Photo credit: Rossyln Academy

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