Thank you for your prayers! I, Linn, survived my trip! Going in I thought I wouldn’t make it. After about 3 hours of hiking my pace slowed considerably and rest times increased dramatically. J It took 5 ½ hours to make the 13 km trek. (After about 3 ½ hours on the boat) Coming out was way easier. More down than up coming out and the hike was done early morning before the intense sun set in. Coming out only took 4 hours. Then another 3 hours by boat that was pretty crazy. Not huge swells but our amazing boat driver was twisting and turning to hit each wave just perfectly to give us a smooth ride. We are sitting on pieces of board across the hull of the boat so you have to hang on. One time towards the end I wasn’t hanging on or paying attention and almost fell out of the boat when a quick turn happened. SO thankful I was able to catch myself. I feel like we succeeded in being an encouragement and I’m thrilled I was able to make the trip. But, I think that is probably my last trip like that. My age is catching up with me as far as endurance goes.
We also had some good news for Little Paska. The Children’s Foundation is sending all of his medical records on to various surgeons to see if any are willing to take on his medical care. This is an exciting first step. Please continue to pray that a surgeon would agree to treat Paska. It would really be a blessing for him to be in Australia. Language would be much less of an issue for Hereman and we have more contacts for helping to find housing for them during and between surgeries if needed.
We greatly appreciate your prayers! While you are praying, continue to lift up Ned as he races towards a very busy March and April and has lots of translation checking to prepare for.