Powerless

Without electrical power that is… We take electricity for granted here in the United States.  It’s still much more of a luxury in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  For years I’ve admired my missionary friends there who sew and cook via generator, or in the few hours of power each day. Ken’s note this morning was very brief, but demonstrates the difference in electrical reliability.

How good that God’s power does not flicker or have outages!

Hi All,
Internet cafe did not have power today. I will write more tomorrow, I hope.
Love you,
Ken

PS: Kiffanie is fine, but the language barrier is difficult.

For today, that’s it!  Here on the home-front in Wyoming, we are well.  We are getting a few last minute things ready, and I’m reorganizing the girl’s closet.

Local friends are taking great care of us.  The children and I joined friends for fellowship last night and had a lovely dinner of homemade pizzas.  It was a lovely, relaxing time. (Well, it was relaxing for us. They had five extra children who’ve all been about to burst with excitement running around their house!) We are blessed.

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2 thoughts on “Powerless

  1. The POWERLESS title scared me. I thought your husband was in a fix and couldn’t do anything about it! I know it isn’t fun to go without electricity, but I was glad to see that was the *powerless* definition! We have some missionaries in Mexico that get water and electricity only part of the day……..makes me thankful for our lights and water hoses!

    • Sorry to scare you! I thought it was an apt title, because of the electrical challenges (they also have the same problems with water as your friends in Mexico), but also because this whole process has reminded us that it’s God’s power alone that is sufficient. We could never have gotten this process to this point in our own strength. But no, actually, right now, it seems that all is going well, and there are no immediate urgencies! God is good. Sorry for the scare–and thanks for praying with us!

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