We are back in the hospital getting Susana’s 3rd round of chemo. She was admitted sooner than expected because her counts were so good. This round includes some medicines that are supposed to make her very sick, but so far she has not had any problems whatsoever. Please pray that the Lord protects her body in a divine way and that she does not suffer any great pain.
And of course continue to pray for total healing. The truth is that so far, her treatment couldn’t be going any better. She is doing wonderful and the doctors continue to give good reports. But, we still know that this is just the beginning of a long road that often comes with many trials and setbacks along the way. We are prepared for those setbacks, but so far things have been going according to schedule.
We take things one day at a time and trust Him for the grace that He provides.
I had a great meeting today with a pastor and a business owner about their desire to help sponsor the orphaned children in Haiti that we are working with. The Lord is definitely giving us favor regarding our ministry in Haiti. And this just shows us that it has nothing to do with us, but everything to do with Him.
I get ready to head to Haiti one week from today. We have the first of our three consecutive teams for July arriving this Saturday. It will be a very busy, yet productive and awesome month for our ministry. My main objective in going down next week is, in addition to helping with the teams, to meet with every orphaned child that we are working with and observe his current living situation to determine if we need to work on getting placement. I am very excited to see what the Lord is doing. It is such a joy to serve, even in the midst of pain.
On a personal note, please keep me in prayer as the Lord is really doing some major reconstructive surgery on my own heart. It has been a time of painful realizations of some ugly things that He wants to change, but at the same time some deep joy as He is given access to parts of my heart that have been closed or hardened for some time. It makes me realize how much more of Him I need in my life each and every minute. And it makes me so thankful for His grace which reaches even the dregs of my heart.
I always remember a quote I heard from way back when I first came to know the Lord. “God loves you exactly as you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way.”
– Thankful that He is not through with me….