Praise for Progress On the School and the Hospital

The school project is being completed. The interior walls have been plastered. School desks have been built for the classrooms.

In addition, plans are in motion to build a new hospital at Ndjoko Punda. Hope for Congo has received 80% of the needed funds. We hope to break ground in the next several months.

Sometimes the slow pace of progress in Congo makes it difficult to persevere in hope.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) reminds us: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

But what does it mean to wait upon the Lord? Does it mean sitting in a waiting room like a doctor’s waiting room? Ugh! I don’t think that is anyone’s favorite pastime.

According to Strong’s the word translated as “wait” (#H6960) can and has often been translated as hope, or look. The verse has been translated in other versions of the Bible as: They that hope in the Lord or they that look for the Lord . . . .

The primitive Hebrew root of the word is qavah (pronounced kaw-vaw´) which means: “to bind together (perhaps by twisting) or to collect or gather.” This implies weaving or braiding like someone might twist or braid or bind together a rope.

Now that gives us hope.

We are not just sitting around a waiting room—or beside our computers—twiddling our thumbs. Instead, we are waiting while God weaves things together.

Prayers & Praises
Recent news and photos from our team in Congo remind us to put our hope in God for we shall yet praise Him.

Indeed, we do praise Him!

  • Thank God for encouraging people to give financial support.
  • Thank God for encouraging the Congolese in their work to complete the school.

And we thank you for your continued support and prayers for the advancement of God’s kingdom.

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