Work, Blessings, & Challenges – We’ve Got it All

SURGERY

Another all morning case and another giant tumor of the kidney. Probably renal cell cancer. Sadly, this one is almost certain to be malignant.

We have prolonged his life but very likely there is already metastatic spread that will take his life within one or two years or less. He will have the opportunity, fortunately, several more times here to accept or reject Jesus.

His total hospital bill will be $500. If he could even find any other surgeon in this area willing to tackle such a case, his bill would be much more. The French hospital would charge at least $6000. The latter fee is only affordable by the rich here.

He says he was shot in the face by a roadside robber in Libya. We’ll try to help him.

 

NOMAD MINISTRY

Debbie and friends have made great inroads into sharing the Gospel with the Muslim Arab Nomads.

With an American missionary friend who knows Arabic well, she recently shared directly with a group of Nomads, some who have undergone surgery here.

The matriarch said, “Why didn’t you share this news with us earlier!?”

Debbie would have liked to have done that but her Arabic is too primitive.

She and her Arabic speaking friend will have one more opportunity before the Nomads move their camels elsewhere for about six months. But we expect to interact with them again next dry season.

PRAISE ITEM

A 16-year-old girl who lived with other adolescents on the street was stabbed in the abdomen. She underwent surgery here and three days later accepted Christ! One of our Chadian female nurses led her to the Lord. PTL!

RAMADAN

Ramadan ended the evening of June 24th. Because of Ramadan, the last two weeks have been especially slower in outpatient as well as inpatient services. 

RAINY SEASON & CHALLENGES

It seems the rainy season is here. More cool days and nights, high humidity, and more insects and malaria.

And no more hot showers. Plus I have a strained knee that slows me down.

There seems to be no end to the challenges here. It’s clear we’ve still attracted the enemy’s attention. But lives and souls are being saved, so it is all worth it!!

Thanks for providing prayers and financial support for this vital ministry for the Kingdom. Both are needed more than ever!

Bert and Debbie

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them, for the Lord your God will go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
~ Deuteronomy 31:6

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