Urgent Prayer Request from CMM Missionary in Uganda-Alissa Cooper

 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

I am asking for your prayers at this time.  I really need them.  My physical body has been undergoing many physical attacks.  I have been battling illness since I came to Uganda this time-but especially in the last week.  I have been quite weak and ill these last two days.  I did go to the doctor yesterday, and they did some tests, including a Malaria test, but they all came back fine.  I really believe that much of my illness is a spiritual attack. 

Today I was getting very discouraged about how weak and sick my body was, and then my eyes were opened to see that this is exactly what the enemy wants to happen.  He is quite aware that I have much work to accomplish in a short period of time.  He sees things are happening , and he wants to prevent it.  He knows that if he can get control of my health, my mind, and my emotions, he can slow things down.

These attacks have not been directed to me alone.  The other people from the church and God's Care Ministries have also been facing physical illness.  Please cover all of us in your prayers.  We all have much work to do in the Lord's Kingdom and for the mission in Uganda.

Sometimes I think we forget that we are in a battle every day.  We cannot shrink back or lose our defensive stand.  It says in I Peter 5:8 and 9 "Stay Alert!  Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.  Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.  (I also like how verse 9 is worded in the KJV "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." 

I am determined to resist the devil and keep fighting the battle.  I am determined to win over the enemy and gain the victory because actually Jesus already won the battle on the cross.  I know I have someone more powerful on my side and that I am more than a conqueror!  I thank God for helping me to become more alert, and I pray that I will continue to be alert so that I am not blindsided by an enemy attack.

Please pray with me for physical, emotional, and spiritual protection.  Please stand with me for complete and total healing and restoration of my body.  Please pray that God will make me an even stronger warrior in his Kingdom.  I know with God all things are possible!  He is not finished with me and the work he wants to accomplish in and through me-He is just beginning!  Thanks for your prayers and support.  God bless.

Faithfully Surrendered to Christ,

Alissa

http://heartforuganda.org

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