Friday, April 2, 2010

Can't believe I have been here for 2 months already

Hey everyone...sorry I haven't posted in a while. I am staying pretty busy here at the hosptial. I have been busy working some weekends as well as having spanish and other studies at night. So...where do I begin. First I will tell you that I have started discipling a young 11 year old girl from the children's center who accepted the Lord about a month ago...very exciting. We do a study together once a week. I would ask you guys to pray for her, her name is Andrea. Please pray that I would be able to lead her and that she would grow in her walk with the Lord.

We have had several sick children at the hospital lately, two of which are from the children's center. A little 7 year old boy named Luis who came straight to the children's center from a hospital in La Ceiba. He had just had surgery to remove a ball of worms from his intestines and last week had surgery here again. He has been through a lot in the last several months with the loss of his parents, two surgeries and moving to a new place. Please keep him in your prayers as he is very fragile right now.

I also ask that you pray for a little boy named Orlin who is 8 months old. He has been here in the hospital now for about 3 weeks and maybe even a month now. He is a little boy who has so many health problems I don't even know them all. One of the problems he has been having is aspirating his formula which was causing Pneumonia and very fluid filled lungs. He now has a feeding tube that goes directly into his stomach where he is getting food and all of his medications. What a blessing to have our surgery team here last week to help with him and Luis.

I want to tell you a little about the children's center that is associated with the hospital. It is run by Ian and Liz Mckenzie from Scotland whose vision was to build an orphanage where there wasn't one out here in the middle of the jungle. They opened their doors about a year and a half ago and have had many children come and go, and right now they have about 16-18 children. Because they are associated with a very well equiped hospital, they have become known as the orphange for very sick and disabled children. It is such a joy to spend time with the kids and just see them playing and having a good time. Most of the children that are here, are here to stay and will not ever go back with thier families. We will get to watch them grow and change and hopefully come to know the Lord.
Hopefully will get to see most of you when I come home in a few weeks for my visa trip. :)
Have a blessed Easter weekend! Praise the Lord! Christ is Risen!

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