Sunday, April 25, 2010

God's Provision

Living in Nigeria, we often have to do without a lot of things that would be available to us in the U.S.

But it's amazing to me how God does provide for our needs from all around the globe. Here are two examples of his provision last Friday:

1) David has some speech difficulties, particularly with the letter 'r.' Awhile ago I became concerned and wondered what I could do. Well, at a birthday dinner for a friend, I 'happened' to sit next to a missionary from Tasmania (Australia)* who is a speech pathologist. I mentioned David's situation, and she came over to evaluate him (unbeknownst to him) and gave me some exercises to help him with his 'r' sounds. She reassured me that his speech difficulty is not severe and that 'r' is one of the last sounds to be perfected.

2) A teenage neighbor had a panic attack for the first time in her life. She just could not get her breathing under control after the attack. She couldn't walk because oxygen wasn't flowing into her extremeties. She received medical attention, but she still wasn't calming down. Then an American psychiatrist (missionary), living in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso**, who 'happened' to be visiting Jos, gave the girl a breathing exercise to do, and within minutes, she was back to normal.

Thank you, Lord, for how you provide for all of our needs.


*She told the children all about Tasmanian devils, and no they don't look like the Tasmanian devil on Bugs Bunny!

** Pronounced wah-ga-DOO-goo. Burkina Faso used to be called the Upper Volta back when I was in school memorizing all the capitals and countries.

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