Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Prayer Request Across the Ocean

George, the man on your left in the above photo, is barely hanging on this evening. George is the director of McKallie's Home of Future and Hope, an orphanage in Malawi, Africa.
McKallie's home has made great strides in giving hope to children who are orphaned, mostly due to HIV/AIDS. Satan does not like the progress and the joy of the Lord that abounds at this place - he would much rather see God's people suffer and stricken by disease and poverty. The prince of darkness is striking out - Malaria overtook George's wife a few weeks ago, while George was clinging for life. Their five children need him, the MANY children of McKallie's home need George. Please lift him in prayer for strength and recovery. We trust God is in control, whatever the outcome.

No project to share this evening. I simply wanted to request prayer. Tonight I am feeling especially blessed. I, we - have our health. We have wonderful family members - no drama or overly reactive parents/in-laws. I won't go into too much detail, but some of my dearest friends are going through major trials: cancer, defib'd, mental health ... I am reminded how easy it is to take our blessings for granted. This journey we are on had no guarantees from one day to the next. Be grateful for today and the love you have, as George reminds us...there may be no earthly tomorrow. Thanks for lifting him up!

1 comment:

connie said...

Rita I will keep George in my prayers! Thank you for your words today. It is VERY EASY sometimes to forget to be thankful for what we have and not what we don't.
Connie #2909