Jonah continues to struggle along. He’s breathing on his own, blood pressure and heart rate are stable, but he’s still in the ICU. He’ll occasionally respond or open his eyes, but is very weak.
Thankfully, he’s stabilized as much as he’s going to in the short run. Our plan is to go ahead and try to complete his surgery tomorrow. There’s risk in proceeding, but there’s also risk in delaying.
Laura, the missionary in contact with Jonah’s parents, has sent along this picture of Jonah’s parents.
On a more positive note, Saidimo, Jonah’s friend from Samburu, is recovering very well from his surgery and is walking better and better every day. David, the guardian who accompanied Jonah and Saidimo on the plane, was very sick with TB when he arrived. He’s doing well, and tests show no trace of TB. As he’s been infectious to others, he’s had to wear a mask since he arrived. I haven’t seen his face since he got off the plane, but I saw him smiling, mask free, on my way into the hospital today.
Now’s the time to pray. Please share Jonah’s plight with your bible study, book club, etc.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayers.”