Saturday, April 5, 2008

Better Day

Just a quick update to let you know that Rebekah is doing much better today, back to "normal" for her these days. She is very excited tomorrow is Sunday since she loves being in her jr. high Sunday school class.

David finishes up a family conference at our church tonight. He is tired. The children are doing great.

Below is a copy of the Stilwell Summary that David sent out today. It describes the situation with Abigail and her arm cast.

Dear Fellow-Ambassador,

Thank you for praying for the ladies involved in the bus accident on February 28. Most are recovering just fine. However, there is one lady still hospitalized with several skin grafts. Please pray for her especially. Her name is Melchora.

Health Care in the USA

Kandie and Rebekah are still in Indiana because of Rebekah's on-going recovery. She has physical therapy three days a week to regain motion in her fingers. Progress is slow but sure. The doctors and nurses are so helpful and caring. Thank you for your prayers. God has been so good during Rebekah's stay in the States. Kandie continues to post updates on our blog:

Health Care in Peru

This morning Abigail and I went to one of the local hospitals with the goal of having the cast on her arm removed. She had a cracked wrist bone, and it has been just over five weeks now. We had an 8:15 a.m. appointment, but upon arrival we found out that 15 other people also had an appointment at the same time. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis! Instead of scheduling everybody at various times throughout the morning, we are all scheduled first thing in the morning. We finally got to see the doctor at 10:30. When we entered the doctors office we had to explain the entire situation because Abigail's history was not on file. If you come into the hospital through emergency, you are not an official patient, just temporary. They did manage to find the x-ray of her collarbone, but not the one that we needed for her wrist.

The doctor sent us to X-rays where they sent us to finances to pay for the x-ray. We then returned to X-rays to schedule an appointment to get an x-ray! The appointment is for Monday! On Monday we will have the x-ray taken, and then we will need to make another appointment to see the doctor again in order to remove the cast which will be sometime later in the week. Did you get all of that straight?! The appointment for the x-ray is at 7:30 a.m., but there will probably be over twenty people also with an appointment at that time! Please pray for us. Pray for patience and self-control. We know that God works all things for good.

Christ's Ambassadors in Peru,

David Stilwell

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