Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Prayer request

Eph 6:18  Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people

Dear friends

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. We have had friends write back to us appreciating their ability to be involved through prayer in bringing health and healing to patients here at Rumginae. Please keep one particular patient in your prayers.

Out at Mougulu is a young lady in labour with her 4th child, however she has been in labour for 3-4 days and it appears that the baby has died. She arrived at the health centre this afternoon, is in a lot of pain and is very unwell. She may have ruptured her uterus. We are praying that she will survive the night so that we can get her out by air in the morning. If she does get here in the morning, it is likely to mean a very difficult operation for Addy and I. Please pray for wisdom and strength for those caring for her tonight (health workers Mary, Gideon, Jerome, Sowato) and for those of us likely to be trying to help her tomorrow.

It has continued to be remarkably busy here. Since our last update, we have performed 2 more operations for patients with a very infected appendix – one in that condition for 8 days, the other for 3 days. We have also had 3 very sick children and 2 men with chest pain and shortness of breath and many more very sick patients. All are recovering reasonably well. As I am not really an anaesthetist, I did find it a bit stressful giving the general anaesthetic for an 11 year old girl whose appendix had been inflamed and leaking for 8 days. She is a very determined little girl who is now wanting to get up and going as soon as possible which is a real pleasure to see.

Over the weekend, we had a youth retreat. There was a lot of good teaching and our children really enjoyed their time. Saturday night was ‘talent’ night. I might describe this in more detail another time – I dressed up and performed 2 songs with words made specifically for the occasion. As soon as the show was over, it was time to operate on the 11yr old girl, getting home about 1-2 am. I (Daniel) was then preaching on Sunday morning (1 Timothy 4:6-16) and was really challenged to set a good example in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity. I hope others learnt something from the passage as well.

God Bless

Daniel

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