The last few days have tested our emotions and our trust. Just last night, there was an attack by a small band of the LRA (a particularly ruthless rebel army scattered throughout the region right now) only about 1 mile away from us. Five people were killed and several others abducted.
Please pray for our kids and staff who were quite shaken up by the news. This rebel group is scattered now, but the small bands still prey on fear, usually only attacking small groups. From all the reports we’ve heard, the band is being pursued by the army in the opposite direction of our center, but the children are still very afraid. Please pray for safety for those in the path of this LRA band and that the LRA in general will stop their destruction.
We know that our Father’s perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18-19), so we are praying for a deeper revelation and experience of God’s love for us, the children, and our neighbors in these days.
We are also praising God for the finished construction of 5 of the 7 children’s homes, the completion of the pit latrines, and the progress on the temporary school buildings. God has been so good to us, and He will continue to prove faithful. It is His nature. Goodness. Faithfulness. We love Him so much!