Written by Tina

September 23, 2012

Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”

Last weekend Dan and I took a road trip to Oswego, Illinois to visit with Art and Dorothy and discuss GECHAAN and make plans for our futures.  We had a wonderful time dreaming and talking about the realities there in Nigeria right now and about the future and possibilities of many positive new things that are going on there.  While we were there, Dorothy called Vincent, the person in charge while they are in the States.  He told them that they boarded up the house and didn’t work for a couple of days because of the safety level right now.  That is a reality in Nigeria right now.  The unrest that a lot of the world is experiencing is affecting GECHAAN  and Gembu as well.

I thought of this verse in Proverbs 16:9, God knows what His plans are for GECHAAN, He is the one who has worked mightily there and done amazing things there.  We need to make sure that we are truly hearing His voice and listening to the wisdom that only He can give.

Today I ask that you pray for safety for Art and Dorothy as they go back to Nigeria, safety on the compound (they have started building our security wall )  we have about 5% of the funds raised to complete the security wall, this is a must-do.  Both Art and Dorothy and Dan and I have been working on raising funds for this along with some wonderful helpers here in the States.

Please also pray that Dan and I make the right connections with individuals and churches to share GECHAAN’s story with them and ask them to stand beside us.

My point for today is this: We have many plans, we need to work toward where we think God is leading, but we also need to listen so that we can hear his leading.  We need to hold our plans loosely in our hands so that we can truly do His work where He has planted us!


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