Monday, February 7, 2011

Worthy of All Praise....




What a day....with friends here, we are able to "divide and conquer." So, one group took off for the lawyer's office and US Embassy, and the others went to the medical clinic. Let me say that I got the better end of that deal with the embassy run.... (please see earlier post about Elly going to doctor the first time. I think I deserve a break, thank you.)

Meanwhile, our friends discovered a missing passport plus a good deal of money. It was stolen. We didn't realize this until we returned to our lodging this afternoon. The scenario involved an interrogation and a police report...not exactly basking in the beauty of Uganda.

And JT is sick...very sick. He came back to our residence feeling sick to his stomach, feverish and achy. Then, he began to run a fever and have chills at the same time. When I saw him asking for a blanket and long sleeve shirt with 80 degree weather, I knew something was wrong (those who have been in our home know that he likes to keep it a cool 55...okay, that may be exaggerating a bit). So, our friend Peter suspects malaria and takes JT to the local clinic.

JT gets malaria medicine and instructions on what medicines he needs to take. Hopefully, he will be feeling somewhat better tomorrow. So, it was just me and the five kiddos tonight....no reminder needed that I'm inadequate for this job...both new kiddos begin crying at the same time...Kaitlyn goes to the police station with our friend, and well, supper revolved around fish (not really kid-friendly).

But, in all my inadequacies, He shows Himself strong and faithful. He is worthy of all praise. God and God alone. We rest in Him tonight, and we know that He is who He says He is. He is the Great I Am, the Lion of Judah, the Alpha and Omega, and the Everlasting Father. We believe in Him (but even if we didn't, He would still be all those things and more). We trust Him. We give Him all honor and praise for this path.

10 comments:

Amy said...

I have been thinking about you and praying so much. Now I know why. praying more...

Anonymous said...

Praying the full armour of God over all of you! In Him, Darlena

Anonymous said...

Satan is alive and well in Uganda in the Turner family. I am so sorry about the theft. Did you recover everything? I always worry about health issues whenever you guys are away from home. I think JT has been at health risks much more since his bout with the parasite last year. I am glad you have some friends there to help you out. How did things go at court and at the clinic? Please let me know about JT's health. I love you all and wish I could be there to help you. I keep you in my thought and prayers. God is the healer of body and soul. God's blessings and my love, Mom/Meemaw

Ruth said...

Glad you are blogging. It reminds me to pray.May the peace of the Lord Jesus fill the place you are staying. May the healing power of Jesus surround each one of you and in each of you. May He be glorified.

Jess Elyse said...

Praying sooo much and hard for you All! He is faithful!
I love you all!

Paula said...

Thank you for this blog to keep us up to date with your "adventure". We will be lifting y'all up for J.T.'s health and your court date on Thursday. So thankful for you, your precious family and the testimony of God's faithfulness in your lives...His compassions never fail, they are new every morning, GREAT is His faithfulness!
Paula & Smitty

Angelia Stewart said...

OK - this blog post should be - "When it rains it pours!" Hangeth thou in there! We are praying. Please let JT know we are praying for him. We wish we could be there to help you but will trust in the Father to care for you completely. Love you guys!!

Allison Lewis said...

continuing to lift you up in prayer, friend. praying that god will receive great glory out of the many adoption stories we're a part of right now. love you much!

Melanie said...

So, I have been pouring over your blog posts this morning...I have been weeping, laughing, hurting.. I have alternately felt blissful/overwhelmed/joyful/peaceful/frightened/and the list goes on! It is amazing how your posts have reminded me of our time in Ukraine exactly 2 years ago. I had really forgotten how trying those first few months were as our children went through the process of fitting into our family. It's just like in childbirth...you forget the pain of the actual birth as you revel in the joy of child rearing. I feel so blessed to have gotten to experience both! Anyway, I am so thankful to your for your honesty in all of your posts. It brings such glory to our Father that He alone has been the only thing that has brought you this far. He alone is the only thing worthy of our trust and praise. And He alone will knit your family together as one perfect unit! Zeke and Elly are just amazing...I just can't wait to see those gorgeous smiles in person soon! Their eyes do clearly speak of the joy that is already replacing the hurt in their hearts and spirits! Please know that I have already had you in my thoughts and prayers, but now I am armed with so many more specifics to take to the throne on your behalf! I will be praying, praying, praying....And just as you hug your children and tell them over and over...I love you, and God loves you even more! Melanie

Patty Ajanel said...

Everything comes for a reason. Overall we know that God is good. I hope things are better and I pray that JT is feeling better. Thank you for sharing Sheryl. Hugs to you, the kids and JT. You are in my prayers. Love you!
Patty