Friday, March 02, 2007

 

The viral fight

The new year has come in lightning fast with an unusual twist, dengue fever. This year there have been over 100,000 cases of dengue fever this year. Some of our own missionaries are suffering with the disease. Last month, I sollisited money to buy and give away repellent to a certain neighborhood that was at high risk for the mosquito borne illness. My church, a family of volunteers, Kris Dixon and his family helped me go door to door giving away repellent, and a tract to those who would take it. These items were free, and we prayed for lots of people in this neighborhood. Our hope was that new outreach groups would be started as a result of the repellent.

Thankfully, the government has asked help from Argentina and the US. People are dying from this disease. Some have gotten it for the first time, lay in a hospital bed and died, according to the newspaper -which is not completely reliable always. At any rate, We trust that there is a God who is bigger than a viral infection. He is ultimately in control over all diseases, and epidemic diseases. In His time, he will take the disease away. For us, this is an opportunity to serve others, and plant seed to start new works in the furture.

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