Praise be to the living and all powerful God! Sally and I wanted to share some good news on an answer to prayer. Today we saw the infant and the 4 year old toddler go back home to their mountain village. They were flown back by the same MAF pilot.
If you recall from our last blog (4/25), we had told you about the infant with severe pneumonia, gasping for every breath, whom I was certain wouldn't survive, and the toddler with sudden onset paralysis. We flew them to the airstrip in Maseru and took them by ambulance to be admitted to Queen II National Hospital pediatrics ward. We are so thankful for the care that was given to them (thanks Dr. Raj and team) and for the answered prayers for their recovery. After 4 days on oxygen and antibiotics the infant was able to go off oxygen and breath normally. She was cared for by her elderly grandmother the whole two weeks. The little boy gradually regained strength in his legs and hands and was able to stand by today. We are praying that he will recover the rest of his leg function in the coming days and weeks.
I shared with the grandmother and the aunt how there were people in the USA praying asking God to help these kids recover. Their faces lit up with a smile when they heard that. Tonight they are back in the mountains, and I am certain they have some stories to tell. I hope to see them next month when we make our visit to the health clinic at Matekane Village.
And another good thing, I finally got my official letter from the Ministry of Health appointing me as Medical Director for LFDS. Sally and I worked this afternoon arranging my office over at the hanger to make it more efficient as I serve both as doctor and administrator. Pray that I will have wisdom in all my decisions and really reflect the love of Christ to all our staff and patients.
If you would, continue to pray for the MAF team (pilots and mechanics) as they keep the aircraft in tiptop shape and fly safe. Some have said it is one of the most challenging areas to fly in, yet they do a fantastic job. And thank God for his loving provision of healing for these two kids. God bless you and stick with us as we continue to pray to see God's kingdom advance in Lesotho.
Khotso, Pula, Nala (Peace, Rain, and Prosperity).