Thank you to everyone who responded to my email for prayer for the fighting & unrest on our island. As you can see in this update, around 140 of the hostages were rescued yesterday after a week of being held by the rebel group. The government army has retaken control of many parts of Zamboanga. However around 80,000 people have been displaced from the fighting. We also had 2 small bombs go off in the malls here in Davao where I live, on Monday.
I hate when fear overtakes conversations and becomes the focus of everyday life.
There is no room in love for fear.
Well-formed LOVE banishes fear.
Since fear is crippling, a fearful life
—fear of death, fear of judgment—
is one not yet fully formed in love.
And let's dissipate fear by replacing it with knowledge of THE love that can fill it.