Friday, June 16, 2006

Call to Prayer

We received sad news today regarding Richard and Cyndi Chowning missionaries in Benin, West Africa. Cyndi was hit by a moped/motorcycle while in the village, and was thrown against her car. While being treated and stabilized she passed away.

Richard and Cyndi worked in Kenya,East Africa, taught missions at ACU and have served in Benin for the last several years. They are a part of our African missionary heritage and we,as well as all the others who have known them, been encouraged by them or served with them...are deeply feeling this loss.

Please pray for Richard as he makes many hard decisions over the next hours...
Please pray for the missionaries and friends he has in Benin that are ministering to him and serving him during this time...
Pray for Cyndi and Richard's children (they have three) and their grandchildren...
Pray for the churches they minister to in Benin....pray that Cyndi's physical death will bring Glory to her King...
Pray for those you know and the many you don't...who serve on the foreign field...

Mostly, please pray that our Enemy who delights in discouraging will be silenced....and that we will instead be drawn firmly into the comforting embrace of our Hero..where Cyndi also rests now...

I echo my sweet sister Patty..."Maranatha"..."Come Lord Jesus"...
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Thank you for praying...

4 comments:

Jim Coffey said...

wow. I don't know what to say - so i'll just pray. I take for granted the fact that i can jump in the car or at most catch a 2 hour flight and be at the side of any of my friends. I know you're well wrapped in many arms of love ... and you've got 4 small bundles of joy to create plenty of stuff that keeps you busy.

Andrew said...

God bless the work in Benin. Use this for your glory Lord. Especially bless Richard in this time of chaos. We love you Lord... even when we don't know why things happen. You are Lord.

KMiV said...

What a tragedy. We will keep them, as well as you all in prayer.
Sure miss seeing you all around Metro.
Ron

Aimee Jo said...

I've been praying and will continue to do so. It is just so sad and my heart hurts for the family.