We spoke briefly tonight, since I was out to dinner with my girlfriend, Sarah Dunn. Russell almost reached heat exhaustion today after actually getting cold on his cot early this morning...it went from 65 degrees at dawn to 90 degrees plus by noon/afternoon. He had to ask a supervisor to keep an eye on him in case he had to "fall out." He made it through the day and has rehydrated with water and Gatorade to replenish his electrolytes.
For our prayer warriors out there, please pray that the Lord would give Russell supernatural protection from the heat during the hot afternoon hours. In fact, pray this for all of the soldiers. They need our heart-felt prayers, friends. Russell told me that he was getting a shower tonight and finally switching to a new, clean uniform, after wearing the same one for four days! That stinky uniform could probably stand up on its own! :)
Also, please pray for my heart. I miss Russell, but I do praise the Lord for HIS will, and I desire to honor Him with my attitude and productivity each morning, day and evening. Please pray that He would continue to pour out His grace over me so that I maintain joy, peace and comfort during this time apart from Russell.
Thank you so much for praying, and, since my love language is words of affirmation, feel free to post comments! You encourage me tremendously!
"You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in You."