Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Follow up on Lydia....
Yesterday at work I recieved an email from back to back with a new blog post and as I read it tears came to my eyes. I continue to pray for Lydia and know God will continue to provide..
Lydia, by Crist and Eileen Hamilton, Back2Back Nigeria Staff
Let us introduce you to a widow from Jos by the name of Lydia. She had an accident recently and is now under Dr. Zamani’s care at the Doctor’s compound in the Kisayhip Village. We met her for the first time a few weeks ago when we took a team from the U.S. there to pray with the patients and to give them a live chicken and some food. Diane from North Carolina and Rashell from California were the two that went in to pray with her and get to know her better. She told them that she had to take all that she had to come to the doctor’s for treatment and she wasn’t sure what she would do when she returned home since she had nothing left except her place to stay. She was thankful to the Lord, however, for His provision and her beautiful smile radiated to show proof of what she said. She was so grateful to have women spend time with her and to pray for her needs.
Some on the team pooled their money together and last week I was able to stop in and pray with her and give her the money that the Lord had provided for her. She was speechless, thankful and smiling from ear to ear.
Yesterday at the village church, who should we notice coming down the aisle (on her crutches) during the offering but Lydia with the biggest smile on her face. She had walked down the dusty, rocky road from the doctor’s compound to the church (about 1/4 mile) with a thankful heart. We are humbled by people like Lydia – they have so little by this world’s standards, yet like the widow in the Bible who gave her last coin to the Lord, Lydia, with a thankful heart, is His treasured child and is being blessed by God for her faithfulness.