Dear blog-following-friends,

Thanks so much for your concern for me and my health in the past weeks. My Dad called me when I was in Uganda and even told me some of you had been contacting him to pray for me or to ask for more information on my situation. I’m really grateful to have people who care for me. Thank you.
I praise Jesus that the malaria, typhoid, and mystery infection are gone. It’s been over a week now since I’ve had a fever, and my body is slowly regaining its strength. I’m also very thankful for the beautiful guesthouse God provided for me in Uganda, where I was able to rest until the final traces of fever were gone. Then, I transfered to the house of some beautiful missionary friends, where I was able to relax and enjoy their fellowship for a few days.
I had planned to stay in Uganda for another week, to give my body time to regain some strength before returning to Sudan to welcome various short-term teams to our compound in a few weeks. However, on Saturday morning, I received some distressing news from the compound in Sudan, packed my bag, and got on the next vehicle back into Sudan. When I arrived in Yei, the staff at our children’s center took me to the funeral site of our dear little Isaiah. I arrived just in time to see them place his shrouded body into a wooden box and lower the box into the ground.
So, I am very grateful to the LORD for His faithfulness in helping my body to recover, and even in face of Isaiah’s death, I cling to the truth that our Father is faithful. I am very angry that this little one was taken from us prematurely, because I believe with all my heart that his life was marked with a purpose. Sure, I have many more questions than answers. I’ve cried many tears these past few days, but I know that Jesus promised abundant life. The presence of one who steals, kills, and destroys does not nullify the reality of a loving God who is at work and never will be defeated. Indeed, He promised us that He will work all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. So, I believe that even the work of the enemy, our good Father will redeem for our good. He is so wonderful and absolutely good. We hold onto Him for our comfort and peace, and we eagerly anticipate the many victories in the days to come.
Well, that’s about it from me this evening. Again, thank you so much for caring for me. It means so much.

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

2 responses »

  1. so glad to hear Jennie.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jennie-Joy,I am so sorry for this loss.Please be assured that it is not the evil one who has our days in his hand. I am absolutely convinced that, as Psalm 139:16 says, "Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance, and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."Little Isaiah spoke an enormous message in 'the starving church'His life, as short as it was, has as many applications as you are able to shout from the mountain top for all of us to hear.Premature is a relative term, and God's purpose WILL always be accomplished.Be comforted, encouraged, and continue to speak these lessons in a loud voice!!!To God be the glory.

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