And thank you all for the prayers. Everything went very smoothly and it looks like there will be smooth sailing for a while. I can't tell you how much your prayers helped to make a very difficult situation much easier to navigate. Thank you.
Prayer Requests and Reports: September 2003 Archives
My stepmother is from Costa Rica--it's a long story.
Anyway, last night she called me and told me one of those stories that can only happen in developing countries. Her youngest sister has four children. One of these had been diagnosed some time ago with hemophilia. This child had gone into the hospital while my stepmother was there. My stepmother helped to pay for her care. My stepmother noticed while she was there that her sister was not looking well and paid for her to visit the doctor who told her she needed to lose weight. All that said, my stepmother's sister simply didn't have the money to care for herself and her daughter, and so the daughter got the care. The end result--my stepmother called last night and told me that she had gotten news that her sister died.
Please pray for this woman's soul, for her children, and for her husband José and for his ability to raise four children alone. I think this sister may have lived near their parents, so José may have some help from the grandparents. But they live eight hours from anywhere (San José--the capitol and only large city of Costa Rica) and life is very difficult.
Every time I am granted a glimpse into this world, I can only reflect on how blessed I am.
M'Lynn reports good news, but please keep praying. There is something afoot affecting far too many people, so please remember M'Lynn and family, Christine and Gordon, Katherine and Franklin, and a young man who lives near us with more woe that it seems right for any person to have to carry.
Dylan's Mom gives us an update. Please continue to remember him in prayer. He is sorely missed.
I've not been able to keep up with my rounds in recent days. You all know all the reasons. But stopping by a venue less frequently visited I found the following and ask all of your prayers for M Lynn and family:
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Hmmmm. Well. Hubby got laid off today. Methinks I may take a small break from blogdom whilst I consider the financial implosion that just happened.
M'Lynn, please forgive my intrusion into your blog for this. Everyone else, please pray--this is quickly becoming epidemic in my world at least, and my heart breaks each time I hear it because I know the hardship of it.
Dylan needs our prayers. Please remember him as he struggles with all the problems that come with so long a hospital stay.
Gordon and Christine really need our prayers--he has been long enough unemployed that they are reaching the end of reserves and unemployment isn't going to keep them going much longer. Please remember them.
Katherine and Franklin and family all need our prayers.
Please let me know if there are other intentions or needs.