Please pray for Josep Willis

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. 

“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)Image

Lucy is home tonight!

After four days and three nights in captivity Lucy arrived home tonight saying she didn’t know how she got there, that it seemed like she flew. We also heard that during the first night her captor was very fearful, feeling that there was a crowd watching him, thinking that men were coming to fight, to take Lucy. Were God’s angels surrounding Lucy to protect her this week? Only God knows. But today after reading about Peter’s release from jail through the help of an angel, and how the believers had been meeting together praying for him, we all prayed for the same outcome for Lucy. It was VERY exciting when we learned tonight that Lucy had escaped and was back home.

There is supposed to be another village court tomorrow about this whole situation. Please pray that God would intervene and be glorified by the outcome of tomorrow’s court. Thank you for your faithful prayers!

In Christ,

Andrew & Cathy

Urgent Prayer needed for Lucy and the Wusuraambya Bible Church

Dear friends and prayer warriors.

Please join us in much needed prayer for Lucy. Lucy is Kena’s sister and has been taken captive by a very evil man with the intention of marriage. She is being held now for the third consecutive night and is terribly afraid of being raped b this man. She was just about to begin her exams on Monday when she was dragged off by this man. Please pray diligently that she would be set free from this situation and that justice would prevail.

Pray also for the believers in Wusuraambya who have been going through one trial after another during the past several weeks. Both Willis and Jesi have asked for time off of teaching because of all that they have been through lately.

Thank you for praying with us through these difficult days in Wusuraambya.

Serving together in Christ,

Andrew and Cathy Goud