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
Since arriving back in Canada we have been able to continue writing Bible lessons for the Wusuraambya Church. These lessons are being emailed to the NTM-Highlands office in Papua New Guinea, then put onto a memory stick, and then sent by plane into the remote Wusuraambya tribe, deep in the mountains of that rugged country. Our translation helper Jesi then takes the memory stick to his village office 20 minutes walk from the airstrip where he has a solar panel, battery, invertor and netbook computer. He plugs in the memory stick into his computer, checks and edits the lessons that were prepared in Canada, and when satisfied that they are accurate in his language he prints out the lessons, studies them with the other Bible teachers, and then teaches them in the church there.
The problem this week was that Jesi’s printer quit working, a major set back in the whole amazing process! So someone from our Highlands headquarters went out and purchased a new printer and cartridge on our behalf which will be flown into Wusuraambya on the 20th of October. The pilot will install the printer for Jesi and make sure its working properly. What would we do without support missionaries like pilots, supply buyers, teachers, dorm parents, and so on? And what would we do without the financial and prayer support from here in our home countries?
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