Monday, April 27, 2015


Thank you for all the prayers for us throughout the weekend.  Things remained calm overall, with only a few minor incidents in town.

The young man with the gunshot wound passed away this morning.  The family grieved, but even as it looked like he was dying, his mother ran out to tell people that she didn't want retaliation.  They want an end to the violence.

The family has been able to remove the body from the hospital compound this afternoon.  The police are hoping that the family will be willing to place the body directly into the ground, because of concerns that the funeral and grieving process could be used by some as an excuse for further violence.

We are remaining cautious, but do not feel that we are currently at risk.
Thank you for all your prayers!

The police station across the street from the hospital, seen from our backyard.

Psalm 33:13-22

The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.

No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in you.

Guarding the intersection in front of the police station.

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