Friday, 21 August 2009

We have hope!

Even though we work in a place where the darkness is apparant we have hope. I heard it said today that God's goodness can never be defined by what is happening in our lives but by the cross. Starting here the question is no longer whether we think God is good but whether we can trust him and keep hold of hope despite the troubles that come our way. We hear stories of hopelessness on the wards, stories of rejection because of deformaties that can be easily repaired, of mothers not being interested in their babies because they think they are cursed, but we have hope. Our lives were described as a megaphone, the way we live gives a message to other people, whether that be good or bad, and here in Benin we need to be mindful that our lives can be used to bring hope to a people in darkness as we trust in our God.

We pray this song over the nation here...
You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are

You're the Light in this darkness
You're the Hope to the hopeless
You're the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Check out our friends blogs as they share after our community meeting...

If you would like something a little more lighthearted, our friends the Rollands are experiencing something similar to us, but we were armed with the buckets and didn't have any overhead pages :-)

And being ill is our justification for being rubbish at blogging lately and for linking to other people's blogs who write very honestly to give you more insight into ship life, should you have the time to check them out - enjoy!

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