Saturday, March 17, 2012

My heart won't stop breaking

After Eli and my first trip to Sudan in 2003 as a newly married couple, we knew from the beginning that it would be hard to see so much suffering on a regular basis. But I didn't realize my heart would break over and over again and not stop breaking. So much of the world doesn't even know what is going on in Sudan and South Sudan. Not only are people being bombed out of their homes and being forced to leave their land, but they're starving and dying of easily preventable diseases.
   As I pray for the Sudanese every day, I don't even know what to ask for because the problems seem so huge and insurmountable. The solutions seem impossible. The future bleak. The results devastating. The words that God comforts me with and reminds me of is that He has a plan for these people and for these countries. He called our family here - not to end the atrocities. Not to bring a solution. But to bring HOPE and to bring the GOOD NEWS of everlasting life to all we come in contact with.


Karen said...

I can't even imagine...praying for strength and courage for you all!

Habib Malik said...

My first ever field visit was to sudan. My life changed after visiting Sudan in 2004. I was in Juba and in west Darfur.