God our Shepard and Nica Update

So the nation is getting ready for a countrywide strike tomorrow. That means that stores, local businesses, lights possibly and transportation will services that are not available.

We had a time of service today at 5pm instead of our usual time at 7pm because streets become more dangerous during this time at night. Sometimes groups of apposing political parties and protesters exchange mortar fire which can be dangerous for some to walk through. Changing the service time to earlier in the day seems to help. As people can get home before dark.

 

     Guys starting to put up brick paver walls in the streets as road blocks. We have several in town and and town exits.

    Guys starting to put up brick paver walls in the streets as road blocks. We have several in town and and town exits.

    We had a good group of youth in the house of Erickson this last Sunday. We did a time of waiting and worshiping the Lord letting the Holy Spirit guide according to 1 Corinthians 12. We had a group of 6. This Saturday the youth of all Nueva Guinea will be getting together at the church we will be doing prayer and worship for the nation.

    Praise the Lord as we continue to work the work of the Father who Shepards his people in all circumstances.

    *Be in prayer in the upcoming days. Pray for wisdom and a change of heart of the president to be able to lead well the country. Pray for the people to submit to governing authorities and not to pay evil with evil. Pray for the missionaries for the leading of the Spirit and to take advantage of the opportunities to evangelize and that God would protect amidst the chaos.

    Economic concerns:

    • Banks out of money
    • No incoming gasoline or food items.
    • Public transportation non-existent
    • Private transportation limited and only from road block to road block.
    • No Police Assistance