2014 May 7
Dear newsletter family,
We are happy to send out this little update from our mosquito tent which is parked in the pastor's compound in Bongor, Chad. We have officially opened the two week training in Bongor. God is already blessing a lot, and quite a number of people from other villages are attending the meetings. We have about 50 people in attendance, including people in their mid-teens.
We would like to ask that you pray for Gideon's health and for the health of our whole team. David and Sarah were both sick and had to delay coming until today. We thank God that they are here and are recovering. Unfortunately, Gideon has malaria again, despite our vigilant efforts to keep him under the mosquito net from evening to morning every night. It is obvious that Satan wants to disrupt these Bible trainings. But the Lord is on our side and Gideon is doing OK right now. He has started quinine and will be on it for the next week. So please pray that he recovers quickly and that we will not have to leave the training school to go back to Bere! We believe that God desires this training to take place, and are asking that His will will be done.
Also, pray that a revival will spark and that reformation will take place here in Bongor.
In His service,
Jonathan and Melody and Gideon Dietrich