I’m reminded today of the thank you cards I was delighted to send out over 7 years ago now. So many people had prayed with us as we struggled for three years with infertility. As soon as that all-important 12-week mark hit in our pregnancy, I mailed a handful of heartfelt thank-yous to a group of Believers who’d repeatedly prayed for us. I knew they would “give thanks on our behalf” that their prayers for us had been answered. The scripture I included in those cards was fitting then and continues to minister to my heart now as we begin to see more and more prayers answered.
“…as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.” –2 Corinthians 1:11
As you may have read in my previous post entitled Tired Hands, we have begun to build a team of supporters who are dedicated to pray for us. Believe it or not, many of them have already been busy interceding for us and we are starting to see the fruit of their labor! We have a little tab on the right side of this site entitled For those who pray. I created it mostly for those aforementioned pray-ers. It’s where I put our most recent prayer requests and the answers to those requests. I thought I’d be able to just update that tab and that would be enough, but this most recent answer to the prayers of many on our behalf is just too good to not share in a post! We were accepted by MEDSEND! This is a mission sending agency that, through grant money, will pay off our monthly medical school debt while we are serving as missionaries! This is a direct answer to prayer and an incredible blessing to our family. We are confident that as we share this news with those who have prayed, they are celebrating with us! I have thanked them already, but want to say it again, “Thank You!” We are only just beginning on this journey, but it is already so apparent that what we know is true: We can not do this ministry alone. Lucky for us, in addition to trusting that the Lord has already gone before us, we are overjoyed to rest in knowing we now have Africa Inland Mission, Medsend, and each of you as our faithful teammates.