Dearest friends and blog readers. This is a graffic post--but one pleading for you to come alongside my sweet friend and sister in the Lord. I got a text yesterday with words that caused my heart to sink. On New Years eve my friend, who is a single mother and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, was home alone with her two kids, age 7 and 12. Thieves forced themselves into the house, beat up my friend and raped her in front of her children. She is now pregnant and may have contraced HIV.
We have invited her and the kids to come live in our guesthouse to allow healing in a safe enviroment. She is traveling out to see us tomorrow. I pray that in my feebleness I will be able to minister Christ's healing and redeeming love. Praise the Lord she is a believer--but she voiced to me that she can not understand why God allowed this to happen--a question she asked me four years ago when she told me about the atrocities she experienced in the genocide. Please, please plead her cause with me.
With that said, I am going to be fasting from blogging. So, if you do not get an update anytime this week, please just remember to pray, plead and intercede.
"Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness and to let the oppressed go free."