Seldom do I write three back-to-back updates this close together but the situation that has developed in the past week in regard to the attack on the HOB School of Ministry has brought an urgent need to bear.
Without belaboring the point, as readers already know, 3 teachers and 25 male Bible students were slaughtered a few days ago as they were meeting for study. The horror of what happened in the attack was bad enough but the fallout is also tragic. This left 28 widows and, although Pastor R does not have an accurate count yet, there are likely at least 85 children who have lost their fathers.
Attacks like this have happened before and the House of Blessing has always taken care of the widows and children left behind. They will do the same this time around but the need is great and HOB needs your help if the Lord so leads. Your prayers are also very much needed for all those concerned. It was once again a great shock to the House of Blessing and this time it has rocked many of our missionaries.
Part of the fallout from the tragedy is that many of the missionaries are now seriously contemplating going back to some semblance of normal life, at least, as much as one can do in a refugee camp. These brothers and sisters really need encouragement from the Lord and need to experience a touch of God to help them overcome what has happened. Like I said, it has happened numerous times before, and I have been writing about them for ten years. It has been a terrible tragedy every time, but this attack seems to have rocked some of our courageous brethren more than ever before.
In conclusion, please take this matter and our hurting brethren before the Lord and together we’ll ask Him to intervene. Pastor R has been hit very hard this time as well. None of us on the outside can really imagine the toll such events take on him, I’m afraid. I have heard his tears and groans of grief, but I am halfway around the world and he is right in the thick of it all. We, however, serve a faithful God and He hasn’t missed a thing. He is quite aware and still in control of all things.
Forever in His Service,