Monday, April 21, 2008

Cleared for Congo return!

Praise the Lord! Good News! This past week, we completed the testing having to do with Lori’s eye and arthritis.

The rheumatologist was able to rule out lupus. He was not sure about the rheumatoid arthritis because he has found that those of us who are malaria carriers mess up the numbers on that part of the blood test. So we are working on the pain management having to do with her arthritis and phybromyalgia. The ophthalmologist said that the cotton wool spot on her eye has disappeared but there is still a spot on the retina.

Long story short, their opinion is that we can return to Congo. We have sent the results in the Wellness office of the GBGM for clearance to return. We appreciate so much your prayers for us. If all goes as planned, we hope to leave around the middle of May.

In the mean time, David arrived in Ft. Worth today to interpret for the French speaking delegates at General Conference. He is looking forward to being with so many Congolese colleagues and friends. Be in much prayer as our church leaders gather to dialogue about issues facing the church and what the Lord wants us to do in the coming 4 years.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

April prayer focus

Faculty & Grads

The 2008 Mulungwishi Ministries calendar asks us to focus our April prayers on the Methodist Seminary at Mulungwishi. Pray for the faculty and the students.

The seminary was founded in 1951 and was the first University-level seminary for the United Methodist Church in French-speaking Africa.

Through the years the faculty has become Congolese; today the seminary has over five PhDs on staff.

Since 1976, women have also entered the ministry.