A fortnight ago (that's 2 weeks for us Americans), I received the two rings below which were accompanied with a letter. It read: "I haven't met you, but I feel like I know you with all your parents talking about you and your family. ... It sounds to me like you are a wonderful servant for God and helping others. Please accept these 2 diamond rings that were my husbands'. ... Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others."
This note and these rings come from a friend of my folks who is a widow. We are continually amazed at the people God brings into our lives and the ways in which He provides. Although we've never asked for a single diamond ring, the Lord continues to move in the hearts of his people in this way. What a blessing and encouragement for the people of Sierra Leone who have lost limbs and loved ones over diamonds.
Please pray for our mission trip in December. Lisa and I, along with Andy and Abby Walker, will be on the ground for 8 days in Sierra Leone just before Christmas. Pray for safety, guidance, and that the Lord would use this trip for his glory. Please also pray that Lisa and I might get ourselves into a house soon!