Dr. Enid Parker's Tribute

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Dr. Enid Parker's Tribute
"Remember this:  Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver.... You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."

2 Cor 9:6-7, 11

I think of people giving themselves not just money.  

     It is very difficult to mention Lyn without Ken.  They have supported me on the mission field in the Horn of Africa over forty years.  By them I have been prayed for, cared for, encouraged and kept on track.  Negative things, set backs, slowness of progress never hindered faithful and unstinting support.  The ability to serve, to be available, to show interest, to be counted upon to pray, to keep up to date with everything has characterized their unlimited love.  

     Never having visited the field in Africa and wherever our Red Sea Team works, yet they took a vital interest in everything written about the people and situations.  Whenever I was home in the UK Lyn would get as much information as she could and turn it into prayer.  I find it incredible that such vital prayer could be made by people who never saw the situation at first hand.  Prayer sustained me and kept my vision bright.  Such people who pray are real missionaries.  

     Not only did Lyn pray herself, but she encouraged others by helping in distribution of prayer letters and not only for me.  In addition Lyn helped Ken with printing many booklets in the Afar language for me- up to about twenty- by proof reading them.  

     I shall miss her greatly and so will all mission workers who experienced such devotion in prayer.  Lyn is one of the unsung heroes.  I praise God for her.

Dr. Enid Parker

Emeritus Red Sea Team Missionary to the Afar people