No turning back now

POSTED ON 2013-06-06
  by Cathy Hedvall

Pray for Abby as she heads out to serve the children of missionaries.

Abigail Snyder is on her way with tickets in hand. She plans to teach in Tanzania at a school where missionaries send their children from several countries.

She has two very large duffle bags to fill with needed items including a mosquito net.

She explains, “According to my online research hippopotami, black mambas and mosquitoes are the three deadly ‘predators’ in Tanzania. This doesn’t really frighten me, though I am certainly grateful for the mosquito net that I was given for my hammock this Christmas.”

A work permit has been granted. Teaching licences and residence permits are still in process.

She is looking forward to learning the Kiswahili language so that she can build good relationships in the community around her. She will rent a small home on the property of another missionary family.

As God provides all that’s needed to accomplish each little step, Abby is grateful for all who have surrounded her, giving, praying and helping. Other missionaries have played a critical role doing the administrative footwork.

Her desire is to say like John Bunyan, “I have given Him my faith, and sworn my allegiance to Him; how, then, can I go back from this, and not be hanged as a traitor?”

Let’s pray for Abby as she heads out to serve the children of missionaries.

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