Thank you all so much for praying. It gives us so much comfort just to know so many care so much. And we are clinging on to Jesus who knows what tomorrow holds and who loves us so much. Through all that happens, pray that His precious, sweet name is glorfied. I know Daniel would say the same thing if he were here.
Instead of doing the surgery, they spent the day doing tests...they did all the tests they could do here and decided it is very serious and tonight he is being taken to La Paz...the capitol city which is about 3 hours from us. They will admit him tonight and most likely do a CT scan first thing in the morning. After they get the results from the scan, they will most likely do surgery. The CT scan will give them a much clearer picture of what all they are looking at.
Daniel was given an iv with liquids and vitamins and felt much better getting rehydrated.
I was able to get ahold of Brother Macario who Daniel has been training to be pastor here. He took our van and drove around the town letting all our church people know there will be no services tonight and asking them to pray. It is heartbreaking to tell them; the few people I've told have wept. They really love Pastor Daniel.
The hardest thing for me right now is just being here so far away from him. I know he wants me to be with him, but it does not seem possible right now. Though I have never liked being away from home and the children, my heart aches to be with him, to hold his hand, cry together, pray together, and just be there so he isn't alone. But if the Lord wants me at home...not my will but Thine be done.
I have seen His ever loving hand in so many little details and worries today already. Last Sunday, a little tiny bird fell from it's nest outside our church building right by Benjamin's feet. I told Ben that the Lord saw that tiny bird fall...how much more He sees and cares for us. I know, even though I don't know where, how, why, what ect... , that He does and will give us the wisdom and provide for everything. Oh He is so good and loves us so much.
Before we got to the mission field, life was "easy". Once we got here, our oldest son had a tumor in his spine and had to have surgery and radiation...the Lord healed him completely; we had times where we saw the Lord provide our food meal by meal; He took us through the accident when 2 of our children had 2nd and 3rd degree burns; He took me through Susannah's birth where I almost bled to death from a separated placenta; He took care of Nehemiah through his first few months of life where he struggled for every breath and we thought the Lord would take him; He took us from a 30 ft. travel trailer and gave us a house; and oh so much more...all in 4 years. I know He will bring us through this according to His will.
Each trial refines us, draws us closer to Him, builds our faith, and oh how we pray will glorify His name.
But oh it hurts.
Trusting Jesus Every Day,