Thank you for praying for us! I am overwhelmed by God's goodness and affection towards us...that He would use the arms of His Body to embrace us in prayer. Thank you! Matt saw an English-speaking doctor in the city in which he was staying. They gave him a shot of steroids and antibiotics. They also loaded him up with more steriods and antibiotics to take for his trip back home. He is in a van right now, headed to the airport. He has an overnight layover in a major metropolitan city. The miracle of crossing the Date Line...he will leave Thursday afternoon at 4 and land in the States Thursday afternoon at 4:40. Perhaps the longest 40 minutes EVER!
Please continue to pray for him. I can't imagine having a horrendous sinus infection and being subjected to a pressurized cabin. Yuck. I can't imagine being 6'5" and cramming my knees into the back of the chair in front of me. Poor thing. Also, being sick and previously dehydrated, there are other inherent risks with flying. I won't go into detail because I don't want to alarm anyone. However, pray :)
Seriously, how good is our God??
Here's a glimpse:
Today, as Mom and I were straightening the house, preparing for Matt's arrival on Thursday evening, we were lamenting the jungle that used to be our yard. In the midst of asking for prayer for Matt and keeping everyone updated on his health and simply taking care of our family, I forgot to hire someone to mow our yard. Mom and I tried, in vain, to hire someone last minute. Thankfully, the embodiment of answered prayer quietly walked up to our driveway with his mower in tow and began mowing the yard. Our sweet neighbor had seen the need and served us (and ultimately the Lord). May the Lord bless him with more of Him.
You are too good, Lord.