Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ivory Coast Erupts

Violence has again flared in Ivory Coast. President Gbagbo’s supporters have started to attack UN troops who are in the country as peacekeepers.

The current disturbances may force us to change our plans a little. We had hoped to get our pickup truck from Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast and travel with it to Burkina Faso, but the way things are developing, it looks like we may need to change our flight plans and go directly to Burkina.

This morning as I was wakening up I thought of Isaiah 26.3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. I got up and read the rest of the chapter, and noticed verse 12: thou wilt ordain peace for us. Throughout the day the Lord has been giving us a peace in our hearts that He is in control, despite the escalating hostilities in Ivory Coast.

Please be praying for the situation in Ivory Coast, and as we look into possible alternative travel arrangements to Burkina Faso.

Ivory Coast News from Google

Photos from Yahoo