I just want to ask for your prayers for one of the Youth With A Mission bases in Kenya. This prayer request was posted by YWAM International this morning:
YWAM is devasted to report that around 1am on Friday, 25th February, armed robbers broke into an orphanage operated by a YWAM team in Athi River, Kenya, 50 km outside of Nairobi. A Dutch couple, Ebel and Lora Kremer, managed the orphanage. In the attack, Lora was assaulted and Ebel was shot and killed in front of his wife and their two small children. A night watchman was also injured in the shooting.
The orphanage shares a property with a YWAM community which is preparing to host a Discipleship Training School graduation this evening and has recently received students for a new DTS. Member care professionals from YWAM Africa’s trauma team and other YWAM leaders are on the scene to provide support and care.
Your prayers are requested for the family, staff and students of YWAM Athi River.
I am so sad to read this. This was a young family, with two young children just like our family. It is a reminder to me that following God does not come without a high cost. Please pray in particular for this woman who is hurt, saw her husband murdered, and is now alone with two small children. My heart breaks for her and all affected by this terrible tragedy. Please pray for a full recovery for the night watchmen. I know that God is glorified through unthinkable circumstances…please pray for all who are touched by this terrible tragedy.