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Life is different here – it goes without saying. I (Cathy) often comment that two of the ways it is different is that each day:
– I actually feel hungry when I sit down to my meals (because there isn’t a million wonderful and very unhealthy snacks laying around the house) and
– I am actually quite dirty (especially my feet) when I bathe each night (sweat and lots of dusty dirt can do that to a person) I like it – it feels good – it feels real.
This morning, I was awoken by the Muslim call to prayer – which I usually sleep through because I am so used to hearing it. Now, I can’t sleep and have been pondering the week we have had. It was really something. There is no way I can share it all with you – it is too much. However, some of it needs to be covered in prayer…
– For complete healing for the 6-month old baby boy of a church family, who has malaria. They brought to us and we tried to give him meds for fever and malaria but he couldn’t keep anything down. We knew he needed IV fluids and malaria meds ASAP. We brought him to the only hospital in Siguiri. Wow – what a shocking and disturbing place! The conditions were very poor but he was able to get the IV and meds he needed and God protected the family throughout the night there. He is home now with his family.
– For a friend who attended Raymond & Hannah’s English class. He is suffering from a mental illness of some kind and his family has chained him in a room at home because the don’t understand what is wrong with him and don’t know what else to do.
– For the sweet woman with advanced Parkinson’s Disease who we met this week. This really hit home for Jack since he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease about two years ago. He said he felt like he was ‘looking his future in the face’. Even though this woman had received a correct diagnosis, the medicines she was taking were not sufficient to treat her symptoms and she was really suffering. We talked to her about what actually causes her malady and told her about the best medicine she can take. We quickly counted Jack’s meds and made sure he had enough and gave her some to try. Her adult son was with her and he said he would look far and wide to find some of the medicine for her. We pray that the medicine can be found so that she can find some relief from her disease.
There was more, much more, but these three people were on my heart this morning. Thank you for your prayers.
Trusting in Him,
Jack & Cathy Carlos
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