|M23 rebel army outside of deserted house after entering Rutshuru|
I am so relieved to say that God did shield and protect them! This is an excerpt sent from another mother waiting on children who are in the same orphanage with our children. Her Rwandan friend lives on the border and takes food in to our children. She wrote:
"I awoke yesterday to a very upsetting email from our Rwandan friend saying that things were looking bad for Goma and that the war was very near where the orphanage was. He was asking for prayers for the situation. Today, I woke up and there was a much better email from him. He said that the troops for some reason had fled into the forest and had not gone into Goma. Praise God they didn't go where our children are :) I cannot tell you how relieved I am today. God is taking care of our babies and all the other orphans in Goma :) He did say that people were still scared and not going far from their homes and most shops were closed. Food is very expensive."
The bible tells of armies of angels protecting those who were trusting in God in dire circumstances. Could the troops have seen some warrior angels that night?! I don't know but I am certain that God had his hand in it one way or another. The next morning we saw news reports that the UN had sent in troops to protect the city! http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-5mGUlfesCQ4brpbExqtUzgvx2g?docId=CNG.0237ab58454ec150010d2c920a06e63d.301 Sometimes, there are things in life that we just cannot control. I am forever grateful that I know the God who holds the universe in His hands and who loves and fights for those who call on His name.