We have had such a busy and interesting week with the team from UCLA. They all left this afternoon and will spend a few days away for the holidays and return on Sunday. We have learned so much this week from them and are looking forward to three more days with them this coming week. I wanted to write a short post before I go to bed tonight.
First of all we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! We pray that each of you will get to spend time with your families and be reminded of our Savior on this special day.
Second, we want to thank all of you that have given a donation to RHFH in the past week. God again has been faithful to provide. Did you doubt that He would?
Third, we ask for your prayers for these coming weeks. The clinic staff is on vacation. This means that all clinic duties rest upon Lori. She will be doing dressing changes for many patients within the next few days. In case you thought they did, the sick do not take a break for Christmas. We will take some time tomorrow to open a few gifts with the boys and celebrate as best we can. There are a lot of sick kids in the Rescue Center. There are currently 4 children on IV fluids and two with feeding tubes down to help them eat. They all need your prayers.
On this Christmas Eve we have already had one child pass away, another will not live through the night. Tomorrow life will continue here and we will have to bury two children. These things can be so hard at times and we so appreciate your prayers for us. We also appreciate you emails and kind words of encouragement. They help us to get through the long days.
Again we thank each of you and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!
Luke 2:10-11 (The Message)
An Event for Everyone
8-12There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”