Day One Thousand Two Hundred Two #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Mawuli has been deeply effected by his ordeal. The windows to his soul are filled with a vacancy that hurts others to see. It is for the best that he was not sent back to his parents in the hiding place. For now.

Elijah has taken him aside to seek his healing.

Sy has taken stock of supplies here in the redoubt. We can easily hold up for a month, barring other circumstances.

Tomas and Reuben scouted further east, going well beyond the stone bridge. They encountered no opposition.

The mouth to the valley is heavily garrisoned. And a lot of traffic flowed back and forth in the direction of Babylon.

Before resting I looked in on Elijah  and Mawuli.

Day Nine Hundred Ninety Seven #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Consequent to the events of yesterday the Purser thought we might have to move up our departure to today. Elijah, however, was all for keeping on schedule, since there was no pressing need, but did allow that, rather than all at once, the departures should be staggered.

To that end, when Mawuli reported in that all was prepared, the Purser ordered him to lead the first group tomorrow – all those who up until yesterday had been reluctant.

Mawuli asked to accompany Elijah and to sit with the young men while he taught.

I had other things to do, but felt impressed to go along. I was glad I did.

Along the way Mawuli shared that  the twelve were bringing healing.

Day Nine Hundred Eighty Five #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Another night of intercession. We emerged with direction and purpose. Elijah asked the Purser to escort us to their makeshift hospital.

Tomas asked if he could help. Elijah assented and chose him to be by his side. I took Mawuli with me.

At first the former army surgeon in charge resisted us, for our protection, he claimed. But then it was clear that he considered our actions as an intrusion into his sphere of authority.

It took the Purser’s utmost persuasion to calm him enough to back off.

To his amazement Elijah and Tomas went into those down with fevers and sickness and raised them from their beds. Mawuli watched as I did the same for those with physical injuries.