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Activity for the week of Sunday, Sep 27
This morning Deborah was told that Andrew will go into surgery on Monday or Tuesday. She says that she is happy because Andrew will be helped. They had a peaceful night and so far today has gone well. On Deborah’s night stand she has her Bible with Psalms and the New Testament which she has been reading and getting encouragement from. Please pray for Andrew and Deborah as they await surgery.
Andrew and Deborah are having a good day! Andrew is a very happy baby and continues to love being bounced up and down. Deborah went to the church service that was held in the ward today where our pastors taught about forgiveness and trusting God, Deborah liked the service a lot. Please continue to pray for Andrew as he awaits surgery.
"Lamah is so active, even when you are bathing her she tries to get out of the basin," said Fatuma smiling. Lamah's head has increased by 2 centimeters, but her doctor wasn't worried about it, he advised Fatuma to keep monitoring her until next month. Apart from the slight increment in her head size, she is totally fine. Please continue to pray for her healing.
Deborah was given a couple of books from pastor Nelson about Jesus which she has been reading. She says they are about relying on Jesus when you are in need. Andrew continues to be on medication to treat pneumonia. Mother and son have been playing a little today, this afternoon he has been resting, which is nice for Deborah because it allows her to read. Please keep these two in prayer as they await surgery.
Andrew and Deborah are feeling well rested today! They had a good night and both of them slept well. Today there is not a lot going on, they have been playing a little on their bed and Deborah has been talking with her friends. One of our spiritual team members, Pastor Nelson, visited Deborah spending about half an hour with her. Deborah has been able to call home and they are aware that Andrew and her have made it safely to the hospital and are settling in. Please continue to pray for Andrew and Deborah as they await surgery.
Yesterday, we got to visit one of our partner organizations, House of Haven, where Jaica is currently staying at. God provided a really nice place for her to stay where she is well taken care of and have people around helping her get around and walk. We’re thankful for your partnership with us in prayers! Jaica is definitely getting stronger and we praise God for all that He is doing in her life!
“I know he will be healed,” said Deborah. Andrew and Deborah arrived on Friday and have gotten settled into the hospital. Deborah has met several mothers who she has befriended and on Saturday one of them shared a few scriptures with her which was a big encouragement. Andrew is suffering from pneumonia for which he was put on medication yesterday and the regiment will last one week. His doctors are still running tests regarding his hydrocephalus, so at this time there is no date for surgery. Please pray that Andrew will get healthy quickly so that he can have surgery soon!
Miracle was discharged last week. Ruth was excited to be heading back home because she had to head back to work. They will continue to do tests at their local hospital. Next time they come for followup, we will know what is really going on with Miracles's bowels. Hopefully Ruth will be able to perform the CIC and bowel management on her own and get better at it! Please keep praying for Miracle and Ruth!
Sophia was discharged over the weekend! We won't see her back for a while but at least she can continue healing at home and we're sure she'll still be productive with her math problems in hand! Please be praying for her, 9 weeks in that spica cast is no fun at all! Until then, we will keep you posted on her progress when she comes back!
Sweet Hara got discharged over the weekend! She'll continue her healing process at home and will be back in 4 weeks for a follow-up. We are so looking forward for her to be fully healed, so she can finally try on some prosthetics and start walking. Please keep praying!
Our sweet Loudel finally had her cast completely removed today! She sure was sore though, battling tears from the splint removal, to the x-ray, to her pin removal, and then in physical therapy. Alex taught her some exercises to regain her arm strength, and she really fought through them, but never gave up. She’s so quiet, but incredibly determined, which is why we have loved following her and watching her progress. We look forward to seeing her next month!
“Bee Happy” - this is what Jollibee Bee stands up for and he sure made our CUREkid Hara happy! Jollibee is one of the Filipino's favorite fast food chains and kids get excited when they see their bee mascot. Hara was so surprised to see the bee and flashed a huge smile when he started handing out food. She says she’s still feeling some pain but knowing Hara, you won’t hear a single complaint coming out of her. Plus, we think that the Jollibee Bee might’ve diverted some of the pain by adding his enthusiastic vibe! If she keeps feeling better, Hara might head home tomorrow! Please keep praying!
We love Sophia and obviously we’re not alone in this! Her aunt who lives in the United States sent her love from across the seas through a “Jollibee Surprise!” It’s a famous fast food chain here in the Philippines and everyone in the ward got a chance to meet their mascot. The Jollibee Bee enthusiastically handed Sophia a full meal and a pie dessert, dancing and waving at her! We are thankful that Sophia got this sweet surprise. It was a perfect addition to start an awesome day since she’s been awake for most of it and definitely no more tears this time. We even got a peek of that smile while she was watching a comedy show! Please keep sending her your love through prayers. It looks like she’s getting discharged tomorrow!
Sophia’s made an awesome turn around! After all the fear and tears over the last few days, she woke up yesterday evening, and wanted to work on her math problems! Jennifer tells us that she went through a handful of pages, and even colored part of a picture before falling back asleep. She got a good night’s rest, but when we popped in earlier, she was back asleep, but how cute are her little folded hands?! Definitely a sign of a peaceful kid! Thanks for all the prayers, they’re making a huge difference!
Thank you for praying! Hara is now back in the ward. She cried a little from pain after surgery, but she came in so full of courage and flashed a smile before she fell asleep. Her foot now looks straight in her cast and her chance of actually being able to walk is increasing! Once her foot gets healed in a couple of weeks, Hara will be in touch with another foundation that will provide a prosthesis for her other leg! Exciting things are yet to come and we can’t wait to see what God has in store! In the meantime, please continue to keep Hara in your thoughts and prayers.
Ruth had lessons for Miracle's bowel management and CIC. Miracle hated the whole experience and she cried a lot, this was understandable because she was getting it done for the first time! There were some aspects of the training that had to be customized for her. Miracle's test results were not the usual ones expected, but Dr. Onen will be following up with that to make sure everything is working correctly. Please keep this sweet baby in your prayers!
Hara is back for another surgery! No hands this time, just the foot. We can’t imagine what she’s thinking being back, seeing that she’s still quiet as she is. Maybe she has flashbacks of the pain from the past surgery or nervous about this upcoming procedure? Maybe she’s excited to get her clubfoot fixed? We’re not so sure, but we remember her being one of our tough patients and we pray that she keeps her strength now that she’s back. Keep an eye out for another update! She will have her surgery tomorrow!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Sep 27
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Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.Chris Tomlin