Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Threat and a Prayer:

We have been busy, so we haven't watched the news much. It is possible that Kim Jung Un's threat to fire a missile at Guam is bigger news where you are than here. Here, everything is pretty normal. It hasn't caused Kathy and I much concern. 

I am disappointed that I wasn't aware that Mr. Kim was watching us. If
I had known he was I would have waved. I don't want to be unfriendly.
Mr. Kim, if you see this blog post, I hope this will correct my oversight.Hello.
Have a good, missile & bomb free day.
read article here)

Kathy, with her usual ability to plan better than I, just asked, "What would we take with us in case of an emergency evacuation?" A few papers, computers, passports, wallets.
So, we are trying to think sensibly. We are praying for the people of North, and South Korea. We have friends in South Korea. Pray that the threat will not unduly frighten people. At this point, there are students scheduled to fly to Guam for the beginning of the new school year. I see no reason for them not to. I don't even know if it is a consideration. Micronesians tend to deal with what is going on, not what is threatened to or looks like what might happen. In that way, they do a much better job than we Westerners of not being worried about tomorrow.
We just want to let you know we are fine. Please pray for those who must live under cruel leaders.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people.
Ask God to help them;
intercede on their behalf,
and give thanks for them.
Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority
so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives
marked by godliness and dignity.
This is good and pleases God our Savior,
who wants everyone to be saved
and to understand the truth.
(1 Tim. 2:1–4, NLT)

1 comment:

  1. From a friend who lives and minister in South Korea:
    The North Korean threat is probably the number one thing we are asked about. It’s interesting to follow the news and to see the situation from an American perspective again since being back in the US. We live in a fallen world and our lives our short either way. We shouldn’t be ignorant and rush to dangerous situations just for the sake of it, but we also realize there’s a certain amount of risk to living anywhere. We have a window of opportunity to make a difference for the lord and we should make the most of it. It’s good to have an evacuation plan and to think thru any triggers or tripwires that would indicate a need to implement the plan. But until then, live.