Hi! We just wanted to take a moment and express our deep gratitude for all your prayers and support through this medical situation with Simon. We have been overwhelmed by the financial gifts that have been sent to help out with the extra medical and travel expenses incurred this past month. David was just working on the post-consultant check revisions on Acts and the generous hearts of the early church really stood out right now because we have just seen this exemplified in your sharing of this burden with us. Simon has been doing well since the surgery but is having to work extra hard now to get caught up on his school work.
Thanks too for praying for the Simbari woman and her baby who fell down the cliff. We are very happy to say that they are both still living and it seems they are getting better every day. The baby did indeed have a cracked skull, but regained consciousness and is eating and drinking. The mother’s head wound got infected so the doctors are waiting for the infection to go away before they stitch it up. But it sounds like both of them are doing well considering their close brush with death. The woman’s husband hiked out to town and is now with his family so that is good. There has been a lot of “trail talk” (rumors) going on about them, and some have even been told that the baby died, so it has been good to have one of our missionaries at our regional center near town calling the hospital every other day or so to get reports and then pass them on to us. The grandmother of the baby hiked over to the village here yesterday and was quite distraught thinking her grandbaby had died, but was very relieved to hear that it was just a false rumor.
Today is our co-worker, Lori’s birthday so I am busy getting a special dinner and dessert put together for her. Lori’s cat, Daisy has been expecting kittens and we thought it would be so neat if they arrived on her birthday. Well, guess what! Daisy had three kittens this morning and they are cute tabby cats like their mother. It just amazes me that the Lord cares so much about every detail in our lives and delights in showing His love to us in the small things too. It is especially meaningful for Lori because this past year when we were all in the U.S. on home assignment, Lori’s beloved cat, “Computer,” had died and it really devastated her.
Jason was really happy when I let him spend the morning at Lori’s house observing for the first time the birth of kittens. Talk about a wonderful science lesson!
Well, that’s all for now. Just wanted to thank you for your continued prayers for our family and the Simbari people.
With love in Him,
Shari for the family