Hey everybody! I’m back!
I’m so sorry for the wait y’all had. During the time of absence, we have been working a lot. On the first week of January, we had our annual fast, and we have seen many results from it.
As some of you know, I’ve been having problems with my knee. Toward the end of last year, I had been having really bad cramps in my leg, and my knee was constantly swollen, and I was limited as far as what I could do. I went to see a doctor in town, and he asked me to get an ultrasound and an x-ray. When I went back the next day, he told me I had Discoid Menisco. To make a long story short, he told me that I needed surgery.
It was hard for me to believe it, as (thankfully) I have never been hospitalized over night! God has really been good to me. I was thankful that it wasn’t a dangerous surgery, it was only a necessary surgery. The price made it rather impossible at the moment, but God provided and proved He
was IS faithful.
About an hour away from us, is an American hospital. Volunteers come in from the States, and stay for a few months or even years. My dad emailed the main surgeon, and asked if they did that kind of surgery there. He emailed back and said that they had a surgeon from the US, but that he only came in twice a year. They told me to get an MRI done, and they would make me an appointment. That was in December. Thank the Lord, they were able to schedule me an appointment for February 14th.
I will say that getting an MRI was one of the worst experiences in my life. I am very claustrophobic, and I had to go into this big machine almost all the way in, and for 45 minutes, I had to be absolutely still! Do any of y’all understand how hard that is for me? 😮 😀 I don’t even know how God helped the time go by so quickly, but I’m grateful. The rooms the machines are kept in are FREEZING COLD….ok, maybe not literally freezing temp, but it was really cold. It was so cold my body was shaking from head to foot, and my teeth were chattering. I was blessed to get this big fleece blanket over me, but my mom, who waited 45 minutes for me, didn’t, and she was very cold. My mind was very comforting during these 45 minutes this machine made these horribly loud noises, helping me plan out how I wanted my funeral to be. We also had our children’s church party for the winner from our class competition, and I was thinking about those poor teachers who would have to do it all without me, because I was never going to survive that! Needless to say, I was very nervous. Thank the Lord, though, I made it out alive! 😀
I had my appointment 2 days after that. The road to the hospital had been rained on quite a bit, and so it was a muddy, messy trip up to the hospital.
To make a long story short, I found out that I didn’t need a surgery, and right now, I have a knee brace, and I am doing therapy. Please pray for my knee…that God would help the therapy to help me get better, and that He would heal it. I’m so thankful I won’t need the surgery.
Meanwhile, both of my older brothers turned 21 in January. Nathaniel and Aron (my adoptive brother). Everybody around me is growing up too fast! It was about time for them to be adults, though. 😛
Here in Honduras, the birthday tradition is to crack a raw egg on the person’s head. Sometimes, really evil people will open a hole in the egg and put in flour, or shampoo, or ketchup, or anything else to make it messier and more disgusting. Thank you Maddy for these awesome birthday eggs, we’ve enjoyed them a lot! Btw, Charity stood on the chair, and Josiah went out and rang the doorbell so that Nathaniel would come out, and Charity cracked it on his head.
We have had a couple of temporary siblings, as well. 😉 Cristel has been at our house since December, and we’ve had so much fun! Also, her little brother, Nicolas, has been able to come and stay with us most weekends. We consider Nicolas to be our little brother, as well. We’ve had a lot of fun with them both…as you can see.
This is just one of the many pictures me and Cristel take together. You will definitely keep seeing more and more pictures as long as she’s with us.
We also had our Annual Family Camp Meeting on February 23-25. During those days, Charity and Cristel had their birthdays. My baby sister is 8 years old! Eeek! It’s really hard to believe how fast she’s growing up. I remember holding her about a day after she was born…it kind of makes me feel old! 😀 On the other hand, Cristel turned 21, which made me feel like a baby. Lol. 😀 😛
I intend on writing a blog post about our camp meeting eventually. Just give me a little more time. 🙂 There have been so many things going on, we’ve had lots of visitors at church and Sunday school, and we are very grateful. We’ve had almost every afternoon/evening of the week full, which is exciting, but that also limits the time I have to write on the blog. Just know that I haven’t forgotten y’all, and sooner or later I’ll be back around with another blog post. 😀
God has been good to us, and we are very thankful! Please remember to keep us in your prayers, if you don’t already. There is a greater revival ahead, and the devil knows all about it, so he is trying to distract us. He’ll do anything to get our minds off of the purpose and goal of the ministry, so please just take our name before the Lord daily.
We also had our Bible School session earlier this month, and we were blessed to have someone receive the Holy Ghost. We’re thankful for the move of God.
I also want to thank everybody for your prayers for Flor. On Thursday, March 22nd, she passed away. Though we don’t understand why, we trust in God’s ultimate plan. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers. Peter (her husband), Jazzlyn (her daughter), and her friends: Janet, Mileni, Gabby, Berta, Yajaira, and Alicia. It has been really hard on all of them, and we are praying that God would give them strength. Please keep our family in your prayers, too, because we’ve also been affected by it.
There has been lots of things going on, and I will post this, just so y’all know I haven’t given up on y’all. I will try to get the other posts up soon…just know that I really haven’t had time, and that’s a fact.
So hold out a little longer, and at least now y’all know what’s been keeping me so long.
Thanks again for your patience, and thanks for reading!