Sunday, February 28, 2010
Prayer Requests for Fellow Missionaries
We are sad to see several missionary families going through tough times, and would like to ask all of you to pray for them. First of all, please pray for the Louderback family who are here in Costa Rica with us now, and will be on our team in Panama. Anyway, Tina has been suffering from nerve damage in her leg due to some damage done during a biopsy 2 months ago. After 2 months of physical therapy, there has been no improvement. Also, their son Noah who is in the 6th grade has just been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Tina and Noah left Costa Rica on Friday and have appointments in Houston this week. Please remember them in your prayers. If you are interested, their blog is lyricsofamom.blogspot.com.
Also another missionary friend of ours - Amanda Hodge - has had problems with her pancreas throughout most of the time they have been in language school here in Costa Rica. We met them during our Missionary Candidate Conference in July 2008, went through orientation with them in Virginia and arrived here with their family last April. Amanda has had three surgeries during her short time here, and is actually in the hospital here in Costa Rica right now. Their family will be leaving for South Carolina later this week and will be having surgery in Charleston later this month. Please remember Michael and Amanda Hodge and their family. They are called to Argentina and have plans to arrive there when Amanda is able. To read more about their story, their blog is thehodgefamily.wordpress.com
Another request is for Audrey Tucker. She presently is in the states as well due to the loss of her grandmother. Audrey and her husband Derek will also be serving with us in Panama. Please remember their family in your prayers.
As far as our family is concerned, we are all well and trying to learn as much Spanish as we can before leaving for Panama at the end of April. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We would not be here without the prayer support of so many people.