Take my Hand

To me remains nor place, nor time:
My country is in every clime;
I can be calm and free from care
On any shore, since God is there.

 While place we seek, or place we shun,
The soul finds happiness in none:
But with a God to guide our way,
‘Tis equal joy to go or stay.

 As I shared these verses with my husband this morning during our ‘quiet time’ – we smiled, reading one another’s thoughts. ‘But with a God to guide our way, ‘Tis equal joy to go or stay. Psalm 138: 8 assures us that ‘The Lord will fulfil His purpose for me.’ at home or in Romania. I should not be overwhelmed with issues surrounding to-day or tomorrow – but see ‘Jesus Only’.

 In reading my recent updates regarding the Hospice Feeding Programme, Denisa, Ella, my prayer is ‘Lord, bless the hands who serve’. I value your prayers regarding every aspect of the work of TELLROMANIA.

 Disappointment, discouragement and heartbreak will touch our lives at some stage, but how wonderful to know His grace is greater, His peace runs deeper – God’s grace is in endless supply and will always be enough. Our journey is individual and unique ‘In Him’.   Dr. Moore and I were disappointed the scheduled surgery on 4th March did not proceed and so we waited in quiet patience, another time of ‘Waiting by the Brook’. I was perplexed, anxious and quietly concerned, as we needed to be back in Emanuel on 4th May. Which direction should I take ?   What should I do ? Simply wait, recognise every aspect of my life is engineered by God. I needed to accept that God’s ‘NO’ is still filled with compassion and who other than My Heavenly Father knows the best direction for my life. Yes Shirley, you may not fully understand – keep trusting – you will!

How do I say thanks? Your hands stretched out in love and support, your words of encouragement, a gift, a bond of special friendship, Thank You!

The long awaited telephone call finally came! As you read this update this morning, Friday, 18th March, I will be on my way to South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, for surgery at 12 Noon. I would ask you to pray for the surgeon and theatre staff that all will go according to His plan and purpose. Do keep in touch, I would love to hear from you, however I will be unable reply as I will be in a series of cast(s) for approximately six weeks and unable to write. If you require advice regarding a particular project or query, please feel free to contact me by mobile: 0752 196 8926.

The work of TELLROMANIA continues, plans, preparations for a much longer Mission Trip are in process – May through to June incorporating the International Conference hosted by Dr. Moore in Emanuel University Chapel when Dr. Peter Firth IBC will be our international guest. More opportunities for Radio ministry and evangelism. The end of another academic year, a special week-end of Thanksgiving to the Lord for the many young lives graduating into a life of service for Him.

Remember Me, Shirley, 18 March, 2016.

‘Put your hope in the Lord, Travel steadily along His path … Psalm 37: 34

 

 

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