Uganda Day 9
daily prayer guide
Day 9: Sunday, August 4
It might surprise you to hear that the United Nations and the Bible agree that faith is central to hope and resilience. Faith, hope and resilience are essential to survival and eventual recovery from forced displacement. Because of this, the UN is seeking help from communities of faith, believing that they play a critical role in responding to the global refugee crisis.
The refugee experience has a way of stripping people down to their core. They lose the familiar place they called home. They lose their friends and community—the people that shared their joys and hardships. They face many dangers and struggle to find safety, shelter, food and clothing. They are often unwelcome in the places where they seek refuge. And the longer a person is displaced, the less hope they have that they will ever return home.
There is no reason to doubt that David experienced all of these trials while a refugee. It was early into this passage of his life that Jonathan went out into the desert to help David “find strength in God.” Jonathan knew he could not solve David’s problems, but that didn’t stop him from doing what he could to support him in his time of need.
“David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.’ The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” (1 Samuel 23:14-18)
The team will not be able to solve all of Bidi Bidi’s hurt, but may this never get in their way to love Jesus and love like Jesus. May the “99” not be overwhelming but pray the team sees all the “1s”…and pray they pour into the “1s” as God places them in front of them. Pray for sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
|Ruth Lomo||Jay Phebus||Wafaa Khartoum|
|Joyce Lomo||Daniel Phebus||Karamba|
|Stephanie Powell||Ari Campbell||Nadine Pasikari|
|Gladys Hunt||Beth Price||Fidel Pasikari|
|Samantha Sanchez||Wailes N.||Esther Pasikari|