Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A confirmation! A miracle? Our Lord is with us!

 A confirmation! a miracle? Our Lord is with us!

“Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” Isa 65:24

We have a machine that makes plates for our printing press.  It can also be used to print book covers for our manuals and be used as a copier.  I was told that they quit producing this machine about 10 years ago.  But because it is so useful in the print shops the industry has been collecting and rebuilding them for years.  I have one here in Zwedru.  It uses cartridges like the ones in your home copier.   The machine is a HP 5000N Laser Jet, the cartridge for this machine can only be used on this machine.  
A couple weeks ago I was using it to print book covers for our manuals.  As I was working I said to myself that I needed more cartridges.  It can take 6 months for supplies to arrive to us from the States.  We have a junk man, Uriah, who pushes a wheel barrow around peddling whatever he can come up with.  Well, soon after I spoke my need for a cartridge, on the same day, he came into our print shop.  He saw me working and said he had cartridges for the machine.  I laughed and said that it was impossible, that there was no way on the face of this earth that you have a cartridge to fit this machine!  Well I was wrong.  He had 4 brand new cartridges still in the plastic that fit perfectly and work great!  They were made for this machine and only fit this machine which has not been manufactured for about 10 years and there are only a handful of them left on earth.  We are remote, deep in the bush of this third world country.  The same day I speak the need the cartridges are in my possession.  This can only be the hand of God!   “For your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matt 6:8. 


 This is Uriah and I next to the press plate maker holding one of the cartridges that was in his wheelbarrow.

We have come out of a great testing and tribulation.  But, I know our Lord has not forsaken us nor turned His back on us.  This is a confirmation!  We are in His will, fighting His fight against Satan and his kingdom.  I praise our Lord!  I bow, I submit, I enlist, I rejoice.   Oh how wonderful it is when we are in His hands, being used by Him, participating in completing His mission that every nation, all people, will know of Him and His Gospel.  Satan also fights to destroy our Lord’s saints and His Church!  We here, united with you, continue.  We rise from the ashes, once again to fight, to suffer, to sacrifice for our Lord, for His Glory, for His Kingdom, for the lost.  Isa 30:19, “O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help!  As soon as he hears, he will answer you.”

Thank you for your continued prayers and support,