Spiritual warfare is palpable around our life right now.
Just as much as we have experienced the Lord in ways we never expected, we have also experienced many tactics of Satan to undo what the Lord is doing.
We have fought physically, overcoming various illnesses that come with spending time in the bush and just living in an environment that is less than ideal.
We have fought mentally and psychologically, putting down our negative thoughts, our strong desires to be anywhere but here, our selfishness, and even clinical depression.
It goes without saying that we are always fighting a spiritual battle. It infuses every other aspect of our lives.
But this very day, we are experiencing attacks outside of ourselves. In the past month, our hot water heater has needed to be replaced, our clothes washer broke, our computer died, and our car is facing a myriad of issues. In the last two weeks, our day guard has been robbed of all of his things...twice. And over the past couple of days, our short-term team from the States has been thrown numerous (random) road blocks as they travel to Ft Dauphin: one delayed flight, then a cancelled flight, then another over 12-hour flight delay which puts them in a place to, more than likely, miss the rescheduled flight. They were supposed to arrive this afternoon, Tuesday, and now, they'll be lucky to arrive by tomorrow.
All of these outside attacks eat away at our spirits little by little and when piled on top of each other, we can become very discouraged. Please be in prayer for us as we try to stay positive and tackle our laundry list of things to be repaired or bought. Pray for our guard as he is in a delicate situation as an employee of foreigners; for protection of himself, his family, and his possessions. Pray fervently for our team as they deal with flight logistics, sleep deprivation, and being generally uncomfortable. Pray that their flights will be worked out and that they will arrive in Ft Dauphin by tomorrow, Wednesday.
It is in these times especially that we are thankful for you who hold up our arms through prayer as we are exhausted from battle. We know God will be most glorified in these situations.