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.

14 November 2009

November 13: Update on Jonatán

Thank-you for praying! Please continue to do so!

We were in a holding pattern for ten days or so, waiting to hear news from the doctors. Jonatán had an appointment yesterday, and now we know a bit more:
  • Jona's blood levels are where they need to be. He continues to be able to attend school and church, and we are praising the LORD that he has not needed any blood transfusions.
  • The lung scan came back clear. This is a huge answer to prayer!
  • The tumor appears to have shrunk 30% as a result of the chemotherapy treatments.
  • Surgery to remove the tumor from his upper arm is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 24.
Please pray specifically...
  • That Jona's arm would be spared.
  • That as the doctors endeavor to save Jona's arm, he won't have to have a shoulder replacement.
  • That the LORD, the Great Physician, would completely heal Jona.
  • That Christ's name would be made big in the earth – in Jona's life, in the lives of our extended family, in the medical community here, in the eyes of others on the oncology floor, in our churches, and in the lives of our Christian brethren all over the world who are interceding for Jona.
If you are just now becoming acquainted with Jona's situation, you can read our specific prayer list here. And you can read Jona's testimony of trusting in Christ here.

Jona's missionary grandparents (from Uruguay) arrived in town yesterday.

We attended part of a community youth football game, where Jona was surprised with an autographed football and a team jersey and then asked to assist in coaching the rest of the game. It was a great blessing to see the group of players, coaches, and parents gathered on the field after the game, with heads bowed in public prayer. We have so much to be thankful for!

We are endeavoring to fix our eyes on Jesus,
and we feel keenly our need of His grace.

Please pray for us!


Maribel said...

Thank you for the update and pictures. It is so sweet how he is being encouraged. We will be praying.

Ellen said...

What a blessing to hear all that is happening with Jona. I'm sure he was thrilled to be a part of the football game. How exciting!