Monday, October 22, 2012


Please pray with us today for our Filipino friend, Kuya Ronnie
(pictured below with Michael)
who is in the hospital right now with dengue fever.

Ronnie is in a very critical condition with an extremely low platelet count, 
and needs a blood transfusion.
But the blood bank is closed for another 6 hours.

10/23 - Ronnie has been receiving transfusions today, 
thanks to blood donations from some of the others in the church.
We still don't know if his platelet count is rising, so please continue to pray!

Dengue is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, and is spread by mosquito. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threatening fever, resulting in bleeding (Ronnie's gums are bleeding) and low levels of blood platelets like in Ronnie's case.

Please pray with us also for Barbara's sweet sister, Lois, who has been in the hospital for a week.
She was admitted with blood clots in her lungs,
but has stayed on with other complications including heart issues.

Lois and Barbara in June 2012
Thank you so very much for your prayers.
We know He hears...

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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