Lorna Brule April
27 at 7:47am Reply
and greetings to all our wonderful prayer team!
We finally made it to Sierra Leone on Saturday after good travel through Canada
and the US. Dubai gave us a 2 hour delay and Nairobi a further four and a half
hours. We had to stay overnight in Accra since Freetown's airport will only
take daytime flights from Air Kenya. The local team filled in nicely for us and
Joseph met us after we arrived at the water taxi terminal. He made sure that we
were taken care of at the airport so that we would run into no problems.
After a brief change at our lovely guesthouse on top of Leister Peak, we were
put into action, with Tony and I singing, and Tony giving talks for the last
day of the first GAT conference in Kissy - east Freetown. On Sunday I was the
speaker at the Goderich church where the second GAT
conference is being held and the people were warm and welcoming.
There have been wonderful things happening - with the people having such open
hearts and giving us such honour. Joseph is like a
spiritual giant, very knowledgeable, gifted and humble all at once. He is
amazing at contextualization the gift of being able to weave different cultural
stuff and what people say into a bridge to the gospel.
Here are our new prayer requests
1. I became sick again - on food eaten in Kenya and am only now recovering.
I had heat exhaustion on Saturday in Kissy and Richard was hit on Monday in Goderich. It must be at least 35 degrees and even our
summer clothes are simply too hot. No a/c anywhere except the van. Please pray
that the temperature is brought down by at least 15 degrees C. It is even too
hot for the locals.
2.Tony has lost his hotmail account - it was hacked
into and shut down and now he is using my account for the trip. He also lost a
guitar tuner to thieves going into our luggage. These were only two of the
techie difficulties other than dealing with broken guitars, wonky computers,
bad internet connections, generators that only run at certain times, no music
stands, sometimes no mike stands etc. Please pray for
extra grace and engineering skills to get beyond this. Tony is good in this
area, but it is trying on patience.
3. Endurance and refreshing for the local team. Joseph and those under him have
been working extremely hard and he is also driving us since it will save money.
He wanted to honour our sacrifice of the extra
airfare costs by cutting expenses in other ways.
4. Our move from the guesthouse into a host home on Wednesday - my busy day of
5. Effectiveness of our team and local team for the next three days.
6. For our prison ministry in Makeni
prison on Friday
7. For other ministry - Tony connecting with local GDOP leaders, visit with
Emma -Scripture Union,etc.
We have had many wonderful things happen - too many to mention here but I can
say that working with Joseph is an incredible privilege - I could sit at his
feet and learn... :) We have been blessed.
Thank you for praying - and thank you Lorna for passing this on for us.
We love you all
GAT Sierra Leone prayer leader,team