More good news
I am happy to be able to report that Mo
ises is recovering well from the surgery and boy is he hungry!
The doctors say he can eat whatever he wants, though greasy and spicy foods might not agree with him at this time.
During his stay in the hospital he grew tomatoes and strawberries in the hospital courtyard.
Yesterday we went out to check on the tomatoe
s and they went right into his mouth.
His strawberry crop had already come and gone, but one of the hospital staff brought him a box of fresh strawberries and
he devoured half the box while I stood beside him.
Moises has become a fixture in the pediatric ward. It still may be a month or two before he
returns home but the staff are already feeling sad about the thoughts of Moises leaving. No such thoughts for me though.
With all the time I spend in I assume our friendship will continue.
Now - Help is Needed
When Moises first cam
e to the states there was an outpouring of generosity far beyond what was needed.
We kept telling
people all their needs were met, just need prayers.
But now as we begin to think about Magdalena and Moises return there are
some needs that I would like to share.
Magdalena is expected to give birth to a new baby in November. There are some lab fees from the
obstetrician we need to take care of ($300).
At some point we will need to purchase plane tickets. And the other thing I have in mind is to surprise Magdalena with an add
ition onto her house.
Housing for the poor is a regular part of our ministry in Belize. In the past few years we have built nearly 20 houses. Often times the house's a
re for people we don't even know, they just happen to be the neediest in a given community. So it seems all the more appropriate for us to help with the housing of
one we know so well.
Currently the family abides in a space approximately 10 foot by 10 foot. It is a cemen
t slab with wooden walls and a metal roof. There is no running water, only a deep well with a ro
pe and bucket. Of the 9 children, seven sleep on the floor and the two smallest ones in a hammock. Once Magdalena gives birth to her fourth child in November, together with her husband's six childre
n from a previous marriage, this will mean 12 people total sharing this tiny 10 by 10 living space.
What I am proposing is to begin a fund for this building project. If we're able to supply the funds for building materials the hou
se can be built with volunteer labor from the local community in Belize and perhaps some
volunteers from the states as well.
In summary your help is needed for:
1. Obstetrician bill
2. Plane ticket expense
3. Donations for building fund
4. Volunteer labor between August 1-15
5. Keeping this a secret from Mois
es and Magdalena!
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