Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

27 March 2011

March 27: Update on Jonatán

Thank-you for praying! What a blessing, encouragement, and privilege it is for us all to know that our brethren are praying and want to know how to keep praying...

Jona rested very well last night. ("Very well" must, of course, be interpreted in light of his current condition and the seriousness of his situation this past Friday night.) He slept four hours straight last night in between nebulizer treatments, which seem to be helping immensely.

He is having to take quite a bit of medicine now to help him relax and breathe and to ease increasing pain. In spite of that, he's very alert and still joking! For instance, at one point yesterday evening, he took the oxygen tubes off his face; Esteban asked him if he was taking a break. "Yeah, just taking a breather!" Jona said. He then made a thumbs-up sort of motion to show us he recognized how great a pun he had just made!

He's been able to take several such short breaks from oxygen; he's also walking a little, but he tires easily. He's eating little bits at a time, sitting up in a recliner someone loaned them. That recliner is giving him huge relief and has been a wonderful God-send!

When we left the house this afternoon, Jona was just settling back into the recliner. He looked rather tired. There has been a non-stop stream of visitors many of them classmates and teachers as well as friends from several churches in town. As we left, a group from a Spanish ministry had just arrived to sing hymns with Jona. Previous to this, he had been sitting up, playing "Apples to Apples" (I think it's a kids' card game) with some of his classmates. All the love being shown in these and so many other ways has been a great encouragement to Jona and to his family!

We're trying to spend as much time as possible with the whole family; it's hard to know how long Jona will be with us. From our perspective, we are thankful for the break in our out-of-town travel schedule. It's been very good to have this time together as family.

Please continue to pray for the extended family. (A list of specific prayer requests is included in the March 26 update.)

I'm still asking the Lord to perform the miracle of healing, fully confident that He will do what will most glorify Him. He is a perfect, loving Father, who wants His children to make our wants and wishes known  always praying for His will, not ours...

So, please do keep praying. And please pray specifically! We are thankful for you!

4 comments:

Donna said...

Continuing to pray.

Gary & Nori said...

Thank you for your updates. It helps so much to know how to pray for Jona's specific needs throughout his day. It is almost midnight and my heart and prayers go out to him and his family. May the Lord give you much grace and comfort through this time.

Becky said...

Apples to Apples is a word game--not really for small children as they wouldn't "get it".

It is mostly a teenager/adult game because of the vocabulary, people and situations involved. A child wouldn't be able to use Watergate, WW2, etc. as they wouldn't understand the complexities involved.

Praying for Jona from Poland. We're missionaries here and I saw the request via FB.

Becky W. said...

Praying for all of you and rejoicing at the testimony of God's all-sufficient grace for Jona and each of you during this time of trial.