Today we want to pray for Laura Sharpe, one of our missionaries in Africa. She works in a clinic that helps people in need, and in the country where she serves, that’s about everybody.
One of the people Laura helped was a young woman named Sahiba (say sah-HEE-bah). Sahiba’s first baby died when he was just a few months old. Local people told her it was because of demons. But the real cause was malnutrition. Sahiba came to the clinic for help after her second child was born, because she was not able to feed him. Laura gave her a goat that could be milked; goat milk would literally save the baby’s life. Sahiba wept with gratitude. As she learned about goat milk, of course, Sahiba also learned about the love of Christ.
Friends, our church helped send Laura to Africa and our church helped buy that goat that saved the baby’s life, both through our Cooperative Program giving.
And now let’s pray for our missionary, Laura, and her ministry there in Africa.