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
Dear Praying Friends:
As you already know, the Wusuraambya church has been through many trials during these last months. Because of the attacks against Willis, Jesi, and their family, both Willis and Jesi have stepped down from teaching responsibilities until things settle down a bit. The situation with Lucy has been difficult for all of them too. While she is safe for the moment she lives in hiding and in fear of the man who abducted her last week.
This has been a very difficult time for Willis especially who understands that as believers we have become Satan’s enemies and will be tried and tempted throughout our earthly lives. Satan is determined to make us ineffective for the Kingdom. But being on the front lines and under constant fire can wear down even the strongest of believers.
Last night we invited Willis and Kena over with the kids to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. While they were here, Josep was the center of attention, but sadly not because of his fun and lively character, but because he is quite sick with diarrhea or dysentery. Pray that we can get the medicines needed into little Josep without him vomiting them all back up again. Pray for some relief from the variety of trials that this family has had to endure lately. The Lord who set Lucy free in seemingly impossible circumstances last week can also bring healing to Josep and his family. Pray for encouragement for the church as a whole too. God is still in control and able to help them through every trial that they experience. Thanks for your continuing prayers for the Wusuraambya church.