Cross-cultural friendships can go really deep, really fast. Just two days ago, one of my colleagues here in the U.S. met a pregnant mom from Iraq. Her new Iraqi friend is due in two weeks. When asked how she was feeling, soon-to-deliver momma said she was afraid. My colleague offered to teach her some breathing/relaxing methods to help her through labor; offer accepted. This led to a two hour practice session with expectant mom and dad, with more to come. Here is how you can help:
Please pray with me, that I will be able to be with her through her labor and delivery. This is her desire and my own. The only problem is that I will be out of town around the due date. Would you pray with me that God will work, so that I could be with her? They return to Iraq in two months, so I don’t know why I have just met them, but I believe there is a reason. Thank you for standing with us in prayer,
UPDATE 6 WEEKS LATER:
Remember the BIRTH you prayed for? Well, the mother had a beautiful baby boy. Although she delivered after I returned from my trip, she did not call me. I did, however, visited her in the hospital. Thank you for praying. Several days later, they delivered lamb meat to our door which had been sacrificed in honor of their boy’s birth.
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