“It matters little what form of prayer we adopt or how many words we use, what matters is the faith which lays hold on God and touches the heart of the Father who knew us long before we came to him.” Dietrich Bonhöfer
Aaron and Amy, serve God in Liberia, West Africa, among the Glarro people. The last few weeks were quite busy. Whilst they did make some progress in their efforts, there always seems some discouragement along with it. They continue to trust God that He knows what He is doing. However, sometimes it is just the daily living, right in the midst of unsaved people, that is wearing on them.
Working with Patrick, their local helper, on Bible lessons has been great, and the lessons are made much better with his help. However, some days he seems to be quite distracted, or not with it, and Aaron gets discouraged about not being able to make much progress on those days.
In the Bible lesson editing group, the first three lessons were rechecked and quite a few changes made, in order that they make more sense. Now, they are taking a break from working with the editing group until Aaron starts making new lessons for the next phase.
Amy held a small school closing programme for the parents of her literacy class. Some parents were quite proud when their kids read something in front of the audience. The majority of adults in the village never learnt how to read.
Amy now has time to catch up on some checking of Bible lessons for comprehension with a few villagers, before school starts back up again.
Next month Aaron and Amy head to Monrovia to welcome their visitors who volunteered to help in the local primary school. They are excited and looking forward to them visit.
They thank God:
– For the faithfulness of the Bible editing group who helped them prepare the lessons for Phase 1 in a useable form.
– That Amy’s literacy class has made an impression on their parents and showed them that it is not impossible to learn how to read.
– For patience and kindness towards their unbelieving friends who can be very demanding.
– For an increase of spiritual interest among the Glarro people, as they are nearing the start of the teaching of the Bible lessons early next year.
Thank you for your prayers for Aaron and Amy and the Glarro people.