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!