We can always use prayer! Davao is an awesome place to live and serve, and was recently ranked the 3rd safest city in the world (yes, the world!). That being said, we still have continual prayer needs to help keep us healthy, safe, and thriving. Some of our largest areas of prayer covering are:
*Continued safety. While we live in a safe “bubble”, the surrounding regions are volatile, and experience ongoing political and religious battles, and the city is occasionally threatened by radical groups.
*Health. Disease and sickness is rampant here, including many illnesses that have been eradicated or limited in many areas of the world. When’s the last time you heard of someone battling Tuberculosis? We have been very fortunate when it comes to staying healthy, but it is a constant concern.
*For our kids. Samantha is back in the States, hours away, and although she is an “adult”, the distance is hard, especially for her parents. 🙂 Andrew deals with being different than the average teenager here, and can use prayer for solid friendships, success in school, and overall protection.
*Finances. God is our provider, but this is a team effort! We would love additional prayer for provision, and wisdom in responsible stewardship.