On August 9, Mom sent an email with payer requests and praises which I posted a few days ago. Sunday, August 14, Mom sent an update on some of these payer requests. There were several answers to prayer. Thank You, Lord. And thank you, everyone, for your faithfulness in praying.
August 14, 2011
Church time was a blessing this morning. Daddy did a good job preaching with enthusiasm, and Tomas translated today. He really puts himself into it, and his enthusiasm is contagious. We are thankful that he and Repeka joined the church.
It was a blessing to hear answers to prayer for people we prayed for last week too.
Apekio said that Ema slept without pain last Sunday night for the first time in a week, and was ready to go out and play the next day. Ema had been experiencing severe pain up and down the left side of her body. She also had a fever and was being treated with procaine penicillin.
Tomas said that Saino is able to walk a little bit now, which was really amazing to us. Everyone expected the worst with that piece of arrow in the back of his knee. He isn’t completely recovered, but can at least use his leg and get around a bit. The biggest thing now is his spiritual needs.
On Friday, Matin went out to the hospital. His family had been wanting to get him out, but neither MAF nor NTM have had flights coming this way. However, on Friday, SIL “just happened” to drop in to see if there were anything to go out. They had tried to get into Simbari and Wonenara, but the weather was bad. So they decided to come here just to see. So they took out Matin, and some bags of coffee to pay for the flight. He has definite spiritual needs as well. Matin has been suffering from hepatitis B and needs continued prayer for a complete recovery and for a tender heart to allow the Lord to help him with his spiritual needs. Thank the Lord for providing this health care for him.
Also, Antuma has begun to bring some bamboo for making the walls for the new house. More bamboo needs to be brought, but this is a start. Also, please continue to pray for some dry days between the rainy ones, so that the bamboo can be laid on the ground to be beaten and woven to make the walls of the house.