Wow, we are kicking this year right up in the butt. Our God is showing us Who is King!!!!!! When I opened my mail this morning, to see how McKenzie is doing, I was not sure what to expect. Just our Lord could have done this. This girls life is spared and she will move on with her life.........give me a big AMEN for that. When we all start to pray, things happens.
Dear Friends who care so much about Kenzie – This is Kenzie’s dad with an update:
We are so pleased to report that Kenzie is going to make it! Yesterday was a day of relief, joy, and praise to God who spared us from the sorrow of losing our precious daughter, friend, and sister. We know the road ahead of Kenzie is long - but we know God will be with her - and us - all along the way. Machines were removed, with the exception of the feeding tube. Kenzie is confused, in pain, and frustrated, but alive. We can see her personality and the recognition in her eyes - so we will help her fight to regain speech and mobility. She said a few words today! What a joy to hear. Our family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit exhibited by so many, and this terrible tragedy has been filled with wonderful moments and glimpses of what heaven must be like. Thanks for walking through the valley of the shadow with us - and we praise God for his presence and goodness each step of the way. We love you all so much. Here is a verse that sums up my thoughts at this time: "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackclothe and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever" Psalm 30: 11 - 12. Thank you God for saving my daughters life, for answering prayer, and for each person reading this post that cares about us all.
Willem, Anti Ailsa(70 years young) and Anton accompanied me to Thor Piang Rosey for some medical/dental work. To say the least, we had a blast. Willem took some pictures for us and helped out with Anton. We never have anyone to take a few pics so it was good to have Willem with us. It was great to see anti Ailsa in full flair, as she is a nurse and know this sort of thing. For the first time in a year, I could pull some teeth. Set myself up so that I had to do minimum walking around. Did and feel great to be able to pull teeth again. We slept the night in the church in Kabal Domrey and was blessed again by the generosity of the people, we came to know over these years.
Poor Willem had to man up and ate some delicacies from the Khmer culture. After asking him if he is a man or a mouse, while eating a Fertilized Duck egg, his replied was :""Manny mouse". Lots more to discover in this short time.
Please pray for Willem and me as we travel tomorrow , Tuesday, all the way to Stung Treng and Ratanakiri, by car. Its a long way to go but just the joy of seeing the tribal people again, after a year, keeps me going.
Had some therapy again on my leg today and must say it feels good. Had him do some Lymph draining on Toinette. Her lymph nodes under her jaw is not draining properly and he showed us what to do. So we hope it helps. According to him, it is because of all the dust and dirt that you breath in and then the nodes get overworked. Pray that Toinette will feel better as this bothered her now already for a very long time.
Thank you for praying for all of us. Tonight we have the whole of Water of Life, or almost all of the gang, here for dinner. Went together to a wedding last night and will continue to celebrate tonight. O the joy of having good friends.........
Love you all
Mordegai for us all