A special guest post from Sylvia Rogers on assignment with her husband Dan in Suriname.
Continued from an earlier post…
She reached underneath the counter and pulled out an old prayer card photo I’d given her, and told me that every day, in that shop, she saw us, thought of us, and was encouraged by that earlier conversation! Wow! I didn’t even remember giving her that photo!
She asked us to pray for her, that she would live life fully again and trust Him to heal her of her grief. So right there, in the center of Grace, a gold and silver store, we prayed for God to show her His comfort and encouragement.After we prayed, she told me that the shop is named after her 4-year-old daughter, and that all of the workers there know Jesus as Savior. I had always felt the store had an air of peace, friendliness and safety I didn’t sense in other stores on the same street.
In that moment, I understood that the shop was perfectly named; it is a reflection of God’s grace. I marveled at how we had planned few details of that morning, yet our “appointments” were ordained by God—a reminder that we were connected by His amazing grace.
Prayer cards and letters are sent by MAF missionary families to keep their supporters informed about their work in the field. To read the prayers letters posted by the Rogers’ family visit: www.maf.org/rogers. To read the prayers letters composed by any MAF missionary family visit: www.maf.org/about/missionaries and select the family that you would like to learn more about.