We're headed to South Africa! We'll be flying all night tonight with a layover in London, then flying another night. Thank you for praying for us as we travel!
I have another couple of requests to ask of you. A few months ago, I mentioned that a friend of ours, Katherine Aulin, was near death. Later that week, she rallied and was able to go home. We saw her at family camp just a few weeks ago. Her health had continued to fail, but she was cheerful and praising the Lord anyway. This past Sunday, we received word that Katherine had passed away during the night. We're sad to lose a friend here, but we rejoice in the promise of Heaven. She had lost both legs and had very limited sight, suffered from kidney failure with dialysis treatments, and had just recently been diagnosed with MS. All of that is over now, praise the Lord! She is walking and rejoicing with the Lord today! Please do pray for her family, though. They are saved, and have the same blessed hope, but the coming days will be hard for them. Her funeral is Thursday.
Another request: A friend of mine has a 5-year-old great-niece named Taylor. Last week, doctors found cancer in her right kidney. Yesterday, she had a CT scan which revealed cancer in several other places in her body. She was admitted to the hospital immediately to begin treatments to manage the cancer in her kidney and will go from there. The doctor said she needs a miracle. Please pray for that miracle for Taylor! She and her mother live in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and she is in hospital in Calgary, Alberta. There's a Facebook page for Taylor here, if you'd like to join and follow her progress. It's a closed group, so you might mention that you're a blog reader of mine as you request to join the page.
I'll update our trip as often as possible. See you in a month!