The civil war is going stronger today. Our missionary friends that are still in Ivory Coast left their homes this morning. They needed to get to a safer location closer to the airport, although they do not fly out until next Tuesday. Right now they are at another missionary's home until they leave. They drove through road blocks and pretty scary things this morning. There were burning cars on the sides of the roads. They could hear gun fire. They had to cross a bridge that is very dangerous. Joe saw a helicopter randomly shoot cars on the bridge in the last civil war. Needless to say Joe prayed two solid hours while his friends were traveling this morning.
I can't imagine leaving everything behind and running to safety. Joe did not want to do that with three small children. That is why he left three weeks ago. Continue to pray for the unrest in that part of the world.