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I always enjoy reading your journals about the goings on @ Hope Farm and especially the particulars of Gerado's health issues. I am curious about whether you had any luck getting in touch with the doctor who participates with the Heal the Children Organization. After you responded that Porter knew the doctor it sounded so hopeful. What happened?
Seeing your new home plans must but be exciting for all of youespecially the anticiaption of not only providing more personal space for your immediate family but also the expanded ministry opprtunities this will bring. Dana being in the building industry would love to be able to join in the constrution effort. I guess we will need to pray if the Lord would lead and provide in bringing us back .
Thank you for the prayers you prayed for Dana and his recent surgery. The procedure was done by the deVinci Robot method which is such a great advancement in prostate surgery.The surgery took exactly 2 hours. Dana had 5 small incisions in his abdomen through which the cameras and robot arms were manipulated. His postop course was uncomfortable but very manageable with medication. His biggest dislike was the catheter which he referred to as his "Man Bag" since he had to carry it around like a pocketbook when he ambulated about the house. I know it was through all the prayers that he has had no problem with the expected postop issues that usually take several months to regain. God is so good. We were able to tell people that not only were there family and friends locally praying but that even church family in Honduras was praying also. His biggest challenge now that he feels well is to keep to the 25 lbs. lifting restriction for a few more weeks. This impacts returning to work and with other employees being laid off he is concerned if his job will be kept. With all the winter snowstroms, he gets frustrated that he can't snowb;ow our 200' driveway or climb up on the roof to shovel off snow or break up the ice that forms. Just one more way to keep our faith growing.
I continue to pray for your spoken requests for health, financial support etc. Particularly that the Lord will place a hedge of protection around the entire Hope Farm and family and that Satan will be bound!! It is quite obvious that your ministry is important and making a stand for God or why else would Satan continue to attack you in so many areas?
I forwarded an e-mail a while ago to Hannah. I trust she got the info so that she could retrieve the photos she was looking to obtain for her movie. I can't wait to see her movie about Gerado. Perhaps her movie will be the means of getting help for his medical situation.
Blessing to you all,
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