Thank you Lord: new house and car

Alison_28_march_2011_001 Posted by Alison Gill on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Thank you Lord: new house and car
Friends, thank you that so many of you having been in touch by email, letter, phone and skype. These last weeks have become very busy with finding and moving into my new house, my work permit application etc so please forgive me if I haven’t replied to you – I hope to soon!

I now have a beautiful house (more photos on facebook soon), 4 mins’ walk from the Guillebaud’s, 6 mins’ from the new SU (Simon G’s) conference centre and 15 mins’ from Lake Tanganyika complete with 2 mango trees and 3 papaya trees. It is very spacious and airy, or shall I say lacking in furniture at the moment! I truly thank God – it is a lovely place. I already have a housemate. You are very welcome to come and stay in our guest room – just let me know when you’re free!

God has been so good; having received around 80% of my car fund I went ahead and purchased a car whose owner I knew of and people who’ve checked it say it is good. I had had too many hairy moments in public transport and taxis (incl. one taxi driver losing control, going right across the road before regaining control due to a burst tyre and the others were in shreds. I am so thankful to have a safer means of transport now. Thanks to all who’ve contributed so far.

I’ve been continuing with language lessons and made a start on my 2 year work permit application which already seems to be a headache.

I also made a visit to Matana Anglican Diocese and stayed with Pat and Pam and caught up with other friends there.

Choosing to trust God in tough situations
I am enjoying getting to know my colleagues in Rema better. I have known them since we first worked together in 2004 but the more I spend time with them I see what great guys they are. Frederic who leads the trauma healing department and is also teaching me Kirundi had bought a truck from Japan which he was renting out to gain some extra income as Rema isn’t able to pay its staff enough. Very sadly a landslide happened at the excavation site where it was, killing the 3 people on it and totally crushing the truck. It was devastating for Frederic and his family – the fatalities and the loss of the truck. But I have been so struck by the way he has handled it. Not full of self pity as we might have been but earnestly seeking to see God’s sovereignty in it.

Prayer points:

- Praise for my new house and car and ask God for His protection in both.
- Work permit application: pray against corruption and for a swift delivery.
- To find a prayer partner and for close friendships.
- God’s help with acquisition of Kirundi.
- Provision of furniture and other essentials for house.
- Putting together programme for YWAM Belfast team here in April.