Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Psalm 32: Prayer update

"...let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found;
surely when the mighty waters rise they will not reach him." Ps. 32.6

March 17, 2007

1. Thank God with us that examinations are progressing normally. We had a small incident a week ago, when students protested lack of water and electricity by burning tires and disrupting classes. The Vice Chancellor came directly to where students were gathered, addressed them, and managed to calm the situation down. That evening we had light at 7pm. Since then the service has been less dependable, but at least we are getting some electricity supplied evenings (our house is on the same circuit as that of the hostels). Please pray for the students as they prepare, and pray with us that examinations will finish without further incident.

2. Elections are to be held in a few weeks. Voting for candidates at the three levels of government (local, state and federal), is to take place on different Saturdays in April. So many things seem to hang in the balance. When we ask about nonexistent telephone service, for example, we get the response that the company is waiting on the outcome of elections before making necessary repairs. Please pray with us for fair and peaceful elections, and for results that can be accepted throughout Nigeria.

3. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of Adrian's travels, and for his Mom. She seems to be doing well after this difficult time. We are also grateful that Adrian has arrived back in Nigeria safely after long hours of travel. Please pray for him as he readjusts, and attempts to catch up with matters waiting for his return to the university after a period of absence.

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