This morning the teaching continued with Joel and the two Isaacs. Joel captured their attention telling them of the generosity of their church and of their pastor, giving examples from Cascade Community Church in Monroe, WA. Isaac Howard teaches from a very practical perspective on life’s principals and Isaac Hanna’s teaching is still to come as write this.
I had been taking pictures and listening a bit to the teaching whenever I am not assisting somewhere.
Today a woman from Kuton, high in the mountains, came running after me as I was walking to the church. Her husband, the pastor of the little mountain church in Okan had been working in his gardens, came home, bathed, ate some lunch and was having some pains in his chest. She prayed with him and held him as he lay on the bed. Suddenly he died. With tears running down her face, she told me this story and asked me to pray for her so that she wouldn’t fall. I felt her pain and tears came to my own eyes as I hugged her. I can only imagine how how difficult it must be for her in the mountains alone now. She has five children, but they are either gone or mostly grown. Please pray with me for Madanm Venke. May Jesus hold her close as her heart slowly heals. May her community surround her with love.