Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

So, as I am sitting here wolfing down my leftover massive burrito from Moe's, feeling sorry for myself because I have a chest cold, I check my email where I find an urgent prayer request from my church:

"Today, we received word from Dr. David Vunga, GlobeWorks missionary to Burma:
* Our Myanmar Center for Church Planting - new building - was 1/3 destroyed by cyclone Nargis
* 4 of our 12 paid GlobeWorks International missionary families are still missing; presumed drowned.
* 40 of our GlobeWorks International Burmese Bible students and Burmese missionary families are starving, due to lack of rice."


And I realized, I have no clue.

13 comments:

Emily said...

I feel so out of the loop sometimes. Like God is doing mighty things and I'm at home watching LOST.
How sad.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Wow. I'm speechless.

Miss you, too.

carrie said...

that's incredible! wow.

and the moe's you refer to? I went to one in CT when I was there. It totally rocked.

Gayle said...

Nothing like a little perspective to bring things into focus, huh? My pity parties aren't near as important as I think they are.

Andrea said...

I didn't get that email...I wonder how many prayer oppertunities I'm am missing out on!
Who is your sender girl?

Andrea said...

I mean OPPORTUNITIES

Gotta GROW with it said...

i've had the same "thought provoking" kind of day. so glad God is in control no matter how grim things seem.

penny1010 said...

It stopped me cold when I read it too. Made me feel awful for all my complaining this week....how blessed we are!

Reformed Grits said...

Oh it totally got me too. Broke my heart. You hear it on the news... but those are OUR missionaries. :-(

javamamma said...

Wow. It's probably good for us to get our little American bubble burst every once in a while. God help us all.

duckygirl said...

Wow. That really stops you in your tracks doesn't it?

*praying now*

~Laura

EEEEMommy said...

I feel like I've just been smacked up beside the head with a two-by-four. Definitely puts things into perspective, like how insignificant 5 year old daughters chopping their own hair off and such is.

Stacey said...

No words, Gayle, this along with the China earthquake, has me left not even trying to speak of it. Only He understands, and I cannot wait to get there and understand too. (((((hug))))) xo