Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Prayer request

Please pray for my brother Adam and his wonderful bride Judith, pictured here at their engagement party. Just married (or about to be; they've been waiting for their Israeli marriage paperwork to clear) they e-mailed me this morning with the blessed news that "we are pregnant (about 8 weeks)!"

Extra prayers are needed because they live in Beersheba, where rocket attacks on high-school students last week forced the city to relocate some of its schools' classes into bomb shelters.

Adam is about to graduate from an Israeli medical school. He discovered his vocation in medicine while volunteering for an American Jewish doctor at a Missionaries of Charity clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He loves working with children, and especially—like the Missionaries of Charity—with the poorest of the poor. I am so proud of my brother, and so happy as he begins his new life as a husband and father.