If you’ve kept up on your world news you will have read about some more recent bombings in the northern part of Nigeria. Monday and Tuesday are holidays for the “M” religion. Apparently, the government is enforcing some rules which will not allow people to travel or visit certain areas in order to keep the area peaceful during these two days.
These are the days that Ken is traveling. He leaves Jos Tuesday morning for the 4 hour drive to Abuja. From there, he must sit in the airport for quite a few hours since he will be dropped off earlier than he needs to be there. He then starts his journey home Tuesday night. He will arrive in Charlotte on Wednesday morning after passing through Ghana and New York on his way home.
Would you please pray for peace in this region for Monday and Tuesday? I ask not just for Ken but for all of the citizens who live with so much uncertainty. Please pray, too, that the people of Nigeria would turn to The Peace who came in the form of a baby for them to die in their place. Thank you so much.
November 8, 2011 at 6:04 AM
Ken and Anne,
We will be praying. I will add this request to our prayer chain. Praying for peace and safe travels.
First Baptist Church Brewster
Ken & Anne
November 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM
Thank you for praying, Janet. I made it home safely. It was a 36 hour trip, door to door. I’m glad to be home. Please continue to pray for my colleague, Bruce. He is still there working diligently to repair some equipment deployed during one of our previous trips.
Thanks again for praying!
Ken & Anne
November 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM
Hi Sharon, How wonderful that you saw the McNeil family. I, Anne, was Matthew’s aide during his kindergarten year in Indonesia. Their other daughter is Michelle, but perhaps you met an older child. They have 6 kids, one of which was a year older than our Laura and one in the same grade as Christine.
Thanks for praying for Ken. Lots of tension in Abuja where he travels tomorrow so I’m doing a lot of praying! So good to hear from you Sharon.
November 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM
Dear Ken and Anne;
You’ll never guess who I ran into at our church…Dick and Sandy O’Neill and their daughter -Amanda?- and their youngest down’s syndrome son (a total delight of a young man) they are attending our church. I was flabbergasted. They were too as they know my old and favorite boss whom I worked for at The Navigators, Lauren Libby. They say Hi to the principal of their children’s school. I am praying for you in NIgeria, Ken and your heart as well Anne. Pray for Dick and Sandy they are transitioning from full-time Christian work to secular work. They want to stay here for awhile so their son’s needs can be adequately addressed during the all-important parenting-an-adult child years. 🙂 Love ya, Sharon