Floodwaters stopped for WIM missionary in Indonesia

By Dave Wineinger

wet children smiling for cameraRecently one Sunday night, I received an urgent Skype call from “Ruth,” our fellow missionary in Indonesia. Her house was in danger of flooding yet again as a monsoon storm was raging outside. She had no one to help her and she was in charge of a number of young children. Immediately, a verse that had been on my mind throughout the day came out in the form of this prayer:

“I pray that the flood waters will stop now and that your home will be spared. We pray that when the enemy comes in like a flood, that the Lord will raise up a standard of righteousness to rebuke him.” (Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”)

Later she gave this report (quoted without corrections): “Dave, this is a miracle. After your prayed, water stop coming in. In front and side of my house the flood is about knee level. Our God is a living God! All my staff cry and pray, how it was happen the flooded outside is higher than our yard but water stop coming in. Praise the Lord!”


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