20 Mar

Prayer Update – 20th March 2015

Greetings from a hot and dusty Jos,
March is pretty much the hottest time of year here. We are blessed to live on a plateau at around 4000 feet above sea level. This means that while most of Nigeria is sweltering in excessive heat we are only slightly hotter than is entirely pleasant. The rains should arrive imminently. We had a teaser of a rain a couple of weeks ago but apart from that, nothing since October. I do love the dry season, I think partly because I can leave laundry on the line and not worry about it raining! However, I am also looking forward to seeing the garden come back to life and smelling that amazing smell of rain on dry ground.

You may not have heard the great news that the missionary, Phyllis Sortor, who was kidnapped near the end of February has been released! Praise God!

Things have been quiet here since I last wrote with no more trouble in Jos, for which we are very grateful. Thank you for praying! The government has ordered all schools to close at the end of this week in preparation for elections on the 28th of March and again on the 11th of April. Hillcrest won’t open again until the 15th April. This means that once again Hillcrest students will be doing ‘School @ Home’. This is always a challenge for teachers preparing for it, parents implementing it and students having to actually do it!

Work has been really busy for Tim over the last few weeks. He is generally coping with it well but please pray that he can still rest in the midst of the busyness and not end up crashing!

We have Nigeria Group’s Spiritual Retreat coming up at the end of next week, starting on Friday the 27th. We will be staying at a retreat centre in Miango, about 30 minutes drive from Jos. We are looking forward to a restful time to get to know each other better and hear from God.

Praise
Retreat coming soon!
Kidnapped missionary released.

Prayer
Good times during School @ Home.
Peaceful and fair elections where God’s will is done
True rest in God over Retreat

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