Dana Clark is a missionary to Bangladesh. She teaches at the Willian Carey Academy. Over the last school year, she has sent out a prayer letter every week. She never fails.
She writes about what God is teaching her. Her devotions are challenges to her readers.
I am enclosing her last devotion of the school year.
The Rope Holder Report
June 9, 2017
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.” Psalm 119:28
Dear Rope Holders,
What a picturesque prayer from Psalm 119! I can certainly relate with the feeling of a heavy melting soul; however, I am grateful that God does not require us to live in that state continuously. The psalmist requests strength that comes from God’s Word.
While reading verses on God’s Word this week, I was encouraged by its power: It is the first step in producing faith. (Romans 10:17) It holds creative power and the power to affirm what is good. (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:3) It can be the joy of my heart if I let it. (Jeremiah 15:16) It is necessary for me to live a godly life. (II Timothy 2:16-17) It brings success if I meditate on it. (Joshua 1:8) It can lead me on the right path. (Psalm 119:105) It brings healing and deliverance. (Psalm 107:20) It is Truth. (John 17:17) It keeps me from sin. (Psalm 119:11) It sustains me. (Matthew 4:4) . . . This list could keep going and going . . . So why is it so hard to be consistent in Bible study when it is exactly what I need? Thankful for His Word to guide, strengthen, and sustain.
Praises: The students have finished, papers are graded, awards have been given, report cards are almost done, the classes are filling up for next year, graduation has been celebrated, and I plan to board the plane on Tuesday evening to head home for the summer.
Prayer: There are many details to finish up in the next 3 days, and there are still many loose ends for next year.
Thank you for your prayers – God’s grace is Sufficient!
Dana and her weekly letters have challenged many to walk closer to God. She will return sometime in August for the next school year. Please pray for her and her ministry. William Carey Academy is made up of primarily Muslim children. They are taught American curriculum.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001