Some of what I do is encourage and care for our leadership and staff. Sometimes this is done long distance and sometimes it can be here locally. Thembi just graduated from Denver Seminary. It was great to celebrate with her at a reception held at the seminary for all the graduates. I was also able to bring her from the hospital back to her apartment after having hip surgery with a stop at Chick-fil-A to pick up some dinner.
Rajeeve, our leader for the ministry in Sri Lanka, recently had triple bypass surgery. If that was not enough stress on him and his family, they just discovered that their young son Micah has a brain tumor and will have surgery this week. They live here in the Denver area so I will be going to sit with Rajeeve and Jennifer during Micah’s four-to-six-hour surgery. Please pray for Micah, Rajeeve and Jennifer.
There are times some of our staff in Burkina Faso, Haiti, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, who do not have medical insurance available, need assistance with medical costs. This is why we created a Medical Fund and I try to raise funds for it because I know this shows our leaders and staff that we care for them. These funds have been used when staff and leaders from Haiti needed help. We were able to help with some of Marie’s heart transplant costs, Lumanes medical costs after having a stroke and when Pastor Elino needed surgery. We have helped with some insurance costs for Judith and Stephen, Onias and Winnie’s children, while they were here attending college. We were able to help Thembi with some of the cost for her recent hip surgery. God has been good and kept this fund with enough to help those serving Him.