Sunday, April 26, 2015

Answered Prayer

Friday I was able to go and visit a young woman named Mary.  She is 20 years old.  She has 4 children.  Her oldest is 10 and her youngest is 2.  Mary is HIV positive.  Her mother passed away and she, along with 3 of her children are living with her grandmother.  As we approached the small home Mary got up from where she was seated outside and came inside the house to receive the guests.  It was obvious she was out of breath as she sat down.  Rose, her caregiver, opened the BGR bucket and began showing her all the things inside.  The things inside will help her in the coming days as this disease makes it more difficult for her to live.  We shared the gospel and prayed for Mary.  The caregivers who were there with us could not believe that Mary was able to walk.  Just last week they had visited Mary with a volunteer.  Mary was so weak she was not able to walk just last week.  The volunteer prayed for her to be able to walk and be able to take care of herself.  After that team left Mary got up and walked.  Praise God!  Please pray that Mary will continue taking her ARV's and be able to eat nutritionally so that she will be able to care for her young children.  
As we were leaving I asked one of the caregivers how that was possible for her to only be 20 and have a child that was 10.  The caregiver said, "In this compound, it is possible."  I know this may break your heart as it does mine.  This is their reality but it doesn't have to be!  
I love this Chris Tomlin song below.  As you read these words please pray these things for Lusaka.

 "God Of This City"

[Verse 1]
You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are

[Verse 2]
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

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