Monday, September 8, 2008

Seeing His Hand at Work

We just returned to Honduras after leaving to renew our visas again. As we stood in line waiting to get through immigration, we started talking to the guy behind us. We learned that he is a surgeon who will be working in San Pedro Sula for the next week with a team from the states. As we talked, we started thinking of a little girl named Alexandra, who has a large tumor under her arm with many smaller ones down her forearm and across her fingers. Our friends in the states have been working for months to get her there to have the surgery. They had just come up against a brick will as her father didn't have some necessary paper work and it didn't look like it would be possible for her to make the trip. The more we talked to our new friend, Jeff the surgeon, the more we saw God's Hand at work in it all. We had only just set foot back into this country when we started to see the plan He had worked out for Alexandra to get the help she needs. How interesting that out of all the people on the plane, we just happened to get in line with Jeff, who just happened to be there a few days before the rest of the team, who just happened to be made up of the exactly right kind of doctors to help this little girl. Isn't God good?
As I write this Brian is driving Alexandra and her mother, Sandra to SPS. They will meet up with Jeff and his team late this morning and she may have surgery this afternoon or tomorrow. Please pray for safety as they travel. Brian is still fighting an ear infection that started before we left to renew visas, though he is doing better now. When I talked to him, he said that poor Alexandra is very car sick and has thrown up a number of times. Pray that they will easily find the hospital and the Ronald McDonald house where mother and child should be able to stay free of charge. Pray for the surgery to be a success and that there won't be any complications!


Carolee/Steve said...

Hi Sara! Praise God that He is always in control! We will continue to pray for Alexandra, her mom, for Brian, and of course for you and the kids back at FDC.
Miss you

Jayna said...

Hi Sara!

Thank you for all the updates! I'm glad you had a safe trip to the states and then back to Honduras. Sorry I didn't get a chance to chat with you at church. You're very popular around here ;)
God IS good! It is so exciting to hear how He works things out...even the fact that if you didn't have to renew your visas you wouldn't have even be in the airport is kind of neat to think about.
Anyway, Cheyne and I continue to pray for you daily and your family has a permanent spot on the youth group prayer list :)

God bless,