This is just a quick note to you to uphold our sister and fellow missionary, Consuelo Jiménez.
Consuelo is a Colombian Christian who graduated from the Instituto Misionero in 1986, back when we were young missionary trainers in Fusagasugá, Colombia. She went on to team up with Lineth Espitia and they joined the church planting team working with the Guahibo people of the eastern “llanos” or plains of Colombia.
She became fluent in the Guahibo language and had an excellent ministry with the ladies and the children, continuing on even after her teammate resigned and got married. In the last few years, she has also been teaching in the training center, training the new generation of Colombian cross-cultural church planters.
Sadly, she has been stricken with cancer.
We received the following report this morning from Mark & Joyce Cain, her coworkers on the Guahibo team:
“Mark and I visited Consuelo yesterday at the clinic and I was surprised at how BAD and PALE she looked. She is in terrible pain at the area where her hip bone joins with the right leg. They are doing a test now to determine the pain there. She said she’s had bone metastasison her spine for ONE year! She had a test done within that year but it showed nothing.
“She tried for FIVE months to get to see the Dr. with this same pain and couldn’t get in, so finally the day after our field conference, a week and a half ago, she couldn’t take the pain anymore so she went to emergency and has had tests done. We are waiting for the biopsy of a mass in her one breast. They say she must have a tumor somewhere to cause the metastasis.
“She told us that nothing touches her pain. She cannot walk and will have to be in a wheelchair. They give her morphine all the time with other pain killers, but the pain persists. She can’t sleep well at night with the noise and pain and she told us yesterday, she’d like to die. She is really trying to keep her eyes on the Lord and in the Word and prayer as she says it is so very easy to take her eyes off the Lord. She’s going through deep waters and so appreciates the prayers of her friends.”
Please ask God to do His perfect will in her life, whether He would see fit to heal her in a miraculous way or spare her the pain that would drag her down mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Extreme pain can be a terrible test of our trust in the Lord.
Her name “Consuelo” means “comfort” in English. And that is what she desperately needs right now. Thank you so much for interceding for her,