Nodding Disease ~by Vicky Bentley
| FRM News
…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
Our Kitgum, Uganda outreaches to children are passionately praying for the children attacked by “Nodding Disease.” The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and various other experts have unable to trace the cause of this FATAL illness. It starts as seizures, progresses into epilepsy, and slowly they become completely incapacitated and die.
Missionaries on the ground say the statistics are worse than what is being reported in the paper. Hundreds of children in Northern Uganda have been already perished; thousands more are sick. Nodding Disease predominately affects children. There is no known cure…
Today I received an urgent prayer request asking for all who are willing to fast and pray for these children this week. Please pray with us this week. These families have been through severe trauma and heartache only Jesus can fully understand…Now is the time for us to bridge this gap, restore the breach and PRAY God will revive Northern Uganda, one soul at a time.
Lois Ford, Founder and Director of Tender Trust, has been reaching out to the villages hit the hardest. One family shared with her as tears were streaming down their faces, how they survived the attacks, escaped abduction by the rebels, endured the horrors of the IDP (internally displaced persons) Camps, resettled, sweated and toiled to cultivate, scrimped and saved to get their children in school and now their ONLY two children had advanced stage nodding disease.
Please ask God to sweep through like a flood, carrying away all the pain and aftermath of the LRA, all the devastation and hopelessness of this disease, and bring a season of healing and total spiritual restoration.
Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is His ear
too deaf to hear you call. …Do not remember the former things,
nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing…
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
Say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy
your enemies. He is coming to save you.”…
Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth
by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and
there is nothing too hard for Thee…
O sing unto the LORD a new song;
for He hath done marvelous things:
His right hand, and His holy arm, have brought Him the victory…
He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm.
His faithful love endures forever….
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new. …
Isaiah 59:17 (NLT) Isaiah 43:18-19; Isaiah 35:4-5 (NLT); Jeremiah 32:17;
Psalm 98:1, Psalm 136:12 (NLT); 2 Corinthians 5:17