Sunday, 28 July 2013

Joshua in hospital

We are now in Switzerland on furlough.  Unfortunately two weeks into our furlough Joshua was in a lot of pain in his big toe.  We had been treating  his sore toe but it wasn`t getting any better.  Late last Thursday night Simon took him to A&E whereby he was admitted for an infection.  He has been on IV antibiotics since.  Yesterday a decision was made to operate on his toe and remove some of the infected part.  Joshua doesn`t do well with needles and anything associated with pain.  They had hoped to do the procedure by local anaesesthetic but Joshua really struggled so a decision was made to do it under general anaesethetic.  He went down to the Operation theatre at 1415 and was back up in his room by 1520.  He was a bit groggy for a while but soon recovered and was so happy not to feel any pain in his foot.  Simon and I have been taking turns at the hospital to be with him.  We are awaiting a decision from the Doctor today to see what the way forward is.  We were supposed to be going away for a week with some of Simon`s family but we hope to maybe join them later in the week if possible.

Please pray for Joshua during this time.  It is not easy for him although does well when he is not in pain.  We are playing lots of games, reading  and watching episodes of Flying Alaska (all about flying in the remote parts of Alaska).

Please pray for complete healing for Joshua.  We have two weeks left in Switzerland and so we need to make good decisions regarding the way forward. 

Proverbs 16:9 (Not what we planned for our furlough but God has our time in His Hands)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Vacation Bible School

This week Joshua and Zara were able to join a Vacation Bible School at a nearby Christian School.  The theme was the Armour of God.  They had a great time and learned a lot.  The team from Alabama did a wonderful job with the kids and all the resources they brought with them were truly a blessing.  Below was their presentation of the things they learned.

The quality of the photos is not the best but enjoy anyway! :)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Furlough is fast approaching

In less that two weeks we will be heading to Switzerland for our furlough.  We will be in Switzerland for one month and then return to Uganda.  Be in prayer as we wrap things up here in Uganda before heading out.  There always seems like there is quite a bit to do before you sit down on the plane and breathe a huge sigh of relief that you made it.

This coming weekend we have a former pilot from MAF Uganda returning to help out over the summer months.  He will be staying in our house while we are gone.  We look forward to having Samuel back with us although we will miss having his family join him.  The week before we leave we will be having George and Luan Fellman stay with us before they head back to the States.  There have been too many goodbyes recently.  We look forward to more hellos in the near future :)

Please pray for our furlough that it would be a good time of reconnecting with family, friends and supporters.  Pray that Joshua and Zara would enjoy the new "schedule" (no schedule really) and adjust well to the sea of faces they will encounter in that month.  Pray we use our time wisely.

Please continue to pray for Simon's Mum as she undergoes treatment for cancer.  She still has some chemo appointments left to do.  Pray for God to sustain her during this time.