Back to the fight with the authorities

Two good pieces of advice from a smart book

Every journey finds its end. 20 appointments in schools, churches, agencies and foundations have been made. This Tuesday, mission doctors John will fly back to Peru. Ten hot irons need to be touched at once. There is trouble with several departments of the Ministry of Health, difficulties with the Ministry of Communications, and need for discussion with the Curahuasi City Hall. A corrupt clinic attacks our logo and negotiations with the Ministry of Culture are waiting.

You could almost lose heart. But we (hopefully) never give up, because two tips greatly reduce our tension. One comes from an ex-fisherman who once wrote, “Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).” We forward our problems directly to our highest superior and make them a “matter for the boss”

The second recommendation is attributed to a wise king: “Do not rely on your own understanding, but trust fully in the LORD! Remember Him at every step; He shows you the right way and crowns your actions with success (Proverbs 3:5-6/Hfa).”

At 4:30 in the morning we leave for the airport. Only the supreme regent of the universe knows the future.

(Legend: Lecture to an elementary school in Wiehl near Cologne)

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