Hola (Hello in Spanish) to everybody!
Why am I saying Hello in Spanish? Because I am going to Mexico tomorrow! I’ll get to that in a little bit. First I want to give a brief update on Micah.
We had good news and disappointing news last week.
He had an eye test last Thursday to determine if there was any loss of peripheral vision (a potential side effect of his medication) and also to check for abnormalities on or around his eyes and nerves. Everything looked great- again a praise to the Lord because we have been concerned, as he has been digging in his eyes a lot lately and has been on the med for a year and a half. So, we breathed a big sigh of relief!
The disappointing news is that he is not seizure free. Immediately following the eye test, he had an EEG. During that test, he had two seizures. We were with him and did not see them. Dr. Raja said it looked like the seizure activity was coming from the back left side of the brain, which means there is possibly one or more tubers that have developed back there. Micah will have a MRI in early August and we’ll know more then. So, these past two months that we had thought he wasn’t having seizures, but that isn’t the case it seems. However, he has improved leaps and bounds in the past 6 months-year!
I am going on a mission trip with my church (FBC of San Francisco) tomorrow. Some of you know about it and if you don’t, I apologize for not telling you before now. But now you know and can be praying for us this week! We are going to Juarez, Mexico. Actually, we are flying into El Paso, staying there and driving into Juarez every day. We come back on Saturday. We will be doing a Vacation Bible School Wednesday through Friday. It’s a short trip because we are taking 7 kids with us. This is the first family mission trip our church has taken, meaning we have some entire families going, some taking one of their children, one young couple without kids, a couple of single moms, a couple of single gals, and myself. I am not taking Micah since he is too young. Two of my dear friends are taking care of him tomorrow and part of Wednesday. Wayne will have the rest of the week off with him.
Well, the day is slipping away and I still have much to do to get ready.
A few quick requests to pray for concerning the trip:
-safety traveling there and as we go in and out of Mexico every day
-God to prepare the hearts of those we will encounter
-that our team will serve Amigos Ministries (the main organization we will work
-for God to use this trip in the lives of all our team, and our children in particular
I include that last part because I know my first trip to Mexico in 1995 was what sparked my interest in missions, and ok, I wasn’t a child (24), but I was really effected.
Thanks for your prayers!