At the camp, once again we were inundated with stories of sickness, pain, hunger and frustration that I feel so completely powerless to do anything about. Does anyone have a direct line to Oprah? She has shown interest in Congo before. This camp is being closed at the end of this month. Currently there are over 35,000 people there. They are being "voluntarily repatriated" back to the Congo. I do not know if you hear much about it there at home, but Congo is a battlefield. Just across the border north of here there is so much fighting going on.
A man yesterday shared his story with me. The short of it is that his mother and father were killed by the rebels. Some of them being relatives of his. His father was a preacher and was killed while he was on his circuit. Not only did they kill him, the fed him to the dogs. This man is terrified to return to the Congo. Remember some of the rebels are his relatives and once he crosses the border, they will hunt him and his family down and kill them. Currently the UN has stepped in in his behalf and he does not have to leave, yet. There is so much more to his story, but I cannot take the time to write it all down here. Actually, this man is from the Nyaragusu camp. He was in town and stopped by to talk to me. He so badly wants everyone in the US to know how bad things are.
Today, at Lugufu, I met a young man with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. All he needs is some medicine. Anyone out there that can help?
I always get asked for English Bibles and dictionaries.
Dear people, there is so much suffering. I do appreciate your prayers and caring responses I receive.
I will be home in one week and one day. I arrive in Seattle on November 11.
I must tell you also that all of the Missionaries I have met here are praying fervently for the US and the elections. My prayer is that God hears and answers the way we all want. Sometimes I think he may allow him to win just to bring America to her knees. Keep up the prayers and know that He is faithful and just.
Love to everyone of you.
Ev, Evy, Mom, Gramma, Sister, etc.