We received a call at 2 a.m. that Kena has given birth to their fourth child yesterday. Afterwards however, she has been bleeding and the doctor in the tribe was unable to stop the bleeding. Then weather and time of day prevented the plane from evacuating her to the nearest hospital. Therefore we request urgent prayer for Kena, and also for Willis and the children.
Kena is the lead teacher for the Sunday school and ladies ministry in the tribe as well as heading up the literacy program, leading the local women’s group, providing medical help where needed, along with being a wife and mother of four beautiful children. She is also our adopted daughter, and her children are like grandchildren to us.
Willis is a shepherd to the flock of Wusuraambya believers. He is a prayer warrior, a Bible teacher, an evangelist, and a servant to many. He has been involved in every outreach since (and including) 2005. He has been beaten publicly and privately because of his faith and service to the Lord.
Satan has been unsuccessful at stopping Willis and Kena through other people. Is Kena’s uncontrolled bleeding just another way that Satan is trying to interfere with what God is doing in Wusuraambya? But Jesus said, “on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18) Pray that God will completely heal Kena, and by doing so, defeat Satan’s efforts in Wusuraambya.
Thank you for praying!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Andrew & Cathy Goud
For those who have been praying for Willis and Kena, two difficult days of labour were rewarded with a baby boy last night at around 9:30. Born December 7th, 2008 at 3.2 kilo to very happy parents, the baby is now in the nursery awaiting a visit from the doctor before they can be released. There are some concerns that led the doctor to leave the baby on oxygen for now, so pray that everything will be okay and that they would be released soon and able to return to Wusuraambya.
Thank you for praying. We certainly saw God answering our prayers last night.
Andrew & Cathy, Kena and Willis