Sunday, August 22, 2010

Please pray for one of our short term missionaries

Please pray for one of our short term missionaries named Karli. She is 17 years old, just out of high school. She came down here to work with Orlin, one of the very sick babies at the childrens center. She was here for about 6 weeks before she got sick this last week. She got sick last Saturday with what seemed like gastroenteritis, which is pretty common here. She seemed to be getting better last Tuesday and then Thursday we admitted her to the hospital with tingling and numbness in her extremities. I spent Thursday night with her at the hospital and into the night she got more tingling, numbness and pain. We didn't sleep but an hour that night because she was scared to go to sleep because she was afraid she wouldn't wake up. She was not getting any better and her parents were requested to come and get her. She went home yesterday and went straight into the children's hospital in Seatle, Washington which is three hours from her home. Please pray for her recovery. We have not heard yet what she has been diagnosed with. When she left here, she still was not able to walk, but was able to use both of her arms after she regained some of her strength. I talked to her briefly today on facebook and she said she is going to be in the hospital a while and won't be back here for quite a while. She was so sad to leave, but we do not have the capabilities to test her and take care of her like she needs. She really needs prayer for what looks like may be a long road to recovery...but God is able to do far more than we could ever imagine. She can't wait to come back when she is fully recovered. Thanks guys for uniting with all of us missionaries here in prayer for her!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Please pray against discouragement

Please pray against discouragement, our missionaries are really under attack from the enemy. We have had a lot of missionaries sick lately...some who are in the states and are delayed coming back and some who went back because of sickness.
As of tomorrow we will have 1 doctor here at the hospital and a midwife. Thankfully the midwife takes call too. For about the last 6 weeks there have been only 2 docs out of 8 and as of tomorrow we will be down to one. Please pray for Dr. Joel Tumlison as he is tired and worn out already and starting tomorrow will be by himself for the next three days or so until another doctor comes in from the states on Saturday. On top of being by himself, it has been a really rough week. We have had several serious emergencies which two of resulted in the patients passing away. So, in the last three days, we have had two deaths and some really sick patients. Please pray for the family of Suyapa (a lady who works at our childrens center) whose brother died on Monday from some kind of toxic chemical (they think) that left him in severe respiratory distress. Please also pray for a family that brought a little 14 month old girl in who they thought had fainted and wasn't responding. She was not breathing on arrival and they were not able to revive her as it took them half an hour to arrive at the hospital. After hearing of what was going on I ran to get one of the paramedics to help as they were doing chest compressions and no one had arrived yet except the doc and a nurse or two. I ran back to the lab and began to pray with the girls in the lab. I don't know why sometimes God chooses not to answer our prayers. I don't know why God did not revive this little child. I don't know why God does what He does...but I know He is good...and I cling to that! Life is not easy, it is hard...but God is there to get us through until tomorrow and the next day and the rest of our lives.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hospital needs

As you know, the financial situation in the U.S. is not ideal at the moment. As a result, ministries such as the hospital here in Honduras have been affected. Here at Loma de Luz, we have been struggling financially for close to two months now. I have been denied ordering some lab supplies recently because of finances. First I ask that you would pray for our financial situation. Please pray that God would provide and that we would trust Him to supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. He has upheld this ministry here for the last 10 years and I really don't think His plan is to drop it and let it all go. Please go before the Father on our behalf to ask for His provision for this place. I have waited so long in notifying you, trusting that He was going to provide, but He has not yet. We are still waiting on His hand and trusting in His provision.
There are several needs we have here at the hospital because of this financial crisis. We are of course in need of finances, but we are also in need of supplies so that we would not have to buy supplies. If you have medical supplies that could be donated such as: gloves, gauze, syringes, alcohol swabs, cotton balls, microscope slides or cover slips, lab timers, etc. These are just a few things we are in need of. If you think you could help provide some supplies please email me at to figure out how or to get an extensive list. If you would like to give financially to the hospital, please email me as well and I can direct you as to how you can best do that.
Thank you for all of your prayers in advance!