Well, life is sure interesting these days, isn’t it?!! I went grocery shopping on a Saturday morning and nearly got run over by people stocking up on all kinds of things!! Lots of stress and worry on people’s faces as the threat of the coronavirus looms over the entire world. At the moment, it is just starting to take ahold in Alberta, and everything is literally shutting down around us. All sports events, concerts and any gatherings of more than 250 people. The economy is tanking on many levels, and the effects will be catastrophic. All around us, people are nervous about the unknown, both physically and financially. I am SO thankful to know that my heavenly Father hold’s my life in His hands and that I have no reason to fear the future!
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…
saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For…your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his
kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as
well…Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:25-34
So…how does the coronavirus effect my trip to PNG for the Mengen Bible dedication?? I really have no idea! With all the major airports around the world basically shut down, it looks like our trip may have to be postponed, but we will see in another month or so! Hopefully things around the world will have settled down by June. Thank the Lord that we have not purchased tickets yet!! Could be a real nightmare to get them refunded!
Aside from the general buzz surrounding the coronavirus, I am REALLY enjoying my job working as an English tutor. I have students from more than 10 countries, and I love hearing their stories. Truth be told, I’m getting rather attached to my new friends and am so thankful for this special opportunity to work with each of them. One couple fled from rebels in their own country and spent years in a refugee camp. Nightmare stories of ebola and massacres…and we think our lives are hard! Other students have left difficulties and came to Canada only to find themselves struggling with a whole new language and culture! One man needs help re-learning to read, so I have been able to share my own neurological experience with Multiple Sclerosis with him. So many stories, so many opportunities to be a blessing!!
And life move quickly along with Spring just around the corner!! Last weekend I was able to attend a mission’s conference at one of my supporting churches. I drove down in a white-out and came back in a snowstorm! However, I enjoyed hearing from various missionaries and also having a few minutes to share about the Mengen work. The Lord is at work all over the world and we can be excited and encouraged as we wait for His imminent return.
Thanks so much for your faithful prayers. I appreciate you all so much.
He is forever faithful.