Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written. I’m sure you understand with the holidays and such, though. But thanks so much for your ongoing prayers, even when I’m slow in communication!
Rachida’s surgery did go as scheduled on the 12th, and they said that it went well. Thanks for bathing it in prayers!
The doctor then ordered radiotherapy, saying it was "urgent." However, the radiotherapy machine (sorry, I don’t know my cancer terms when I translate them back into English) in Bamako, Mali, is broken, and there are none in Burkina Faso. So it’s basically not an option. Instead, they’re doing chemo again, and last time I talked to Awa, Rachida’s mom, she said that they were doing it for free. What a blessing at this time when they have so many other expenses! They are also planning on doing (or perhaps have done by now) a CT scan, which is the best they can do here to see if there is still cancer or not.
Thanks again for your prayers!