Friday, June 13, 2008

A Couple of Prayer Requests

I hope you don't mind if I impose upon you to pray for a couple of things. I try not to do this often, but there are a couple of things on my heart that I think could use some extra prayers.

My mother's cousin, Tom, is currently in ICU on a ventilator. He had a tooth pulled the other day and it released an infection into his blood stream. He has been put into a medically-induced coma. They will be performing a CAT scan and doing surgery today to put in drainage tubes to try to drain more of the infection. His daughter is, naturally, terribly worried and scared. Please pray for a complete recovery and peace for the family during this ordeal. Tom's a great guy and his daughter, April, is just a dear and I hate to think how scary this is for her.

Secondly, I'd like to ask for prayer for our church here in Doha. We meet in a (large) house that is rented to the church. Apparently it was rented through an agent and the owner has now decided (or never knew in the first place - I'm not sure) that he does not want a Christian church meeting on his property. The owner is trying to void the lease. A hearing is set for June 23 to make a final determination. The leadership committee has wisely secured a back-up meeting location for the weeks immediately following the hearing, but as it's a school, it wouldn't be available once school begins in August. We could definitely use your prayers, both that the landlord's heart might be softened and that the judge would do the right thing and uphold the legal contract that we have.

I've got a post rolling around in my mind about what it's like to be a Christian in an Islamic country, but it needs a little bit more thought. However, instances like this, when your church is under attack simply for existing - well, it brings it home.

Thanks for your prayers. You are dear friends.


stacey said...

of course! and i am sure we would all welcome your insight into being there as a christian.

Karen said...

I'll be praying for you all. Let us know how things go.

Nancy M. said...

I am praying with you. I know everything will work out for the best with your church!

Tracye said...

I just read this... already said a prayer, but will continue to.

Good reports expected!


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