Monday, Feb. 21

Gary Fallesen

Monday, Feb. 21

From the Mission: Haiti 2011 Dispatches (Wednesday, Feb. 2): We stopped in Thoman to have Dr. Steve look at the mother of one of our church leaders there. She has a hideous tumor growing out of her mouth. In 1½ months it has grown to the size of a grapefruit. She is unable to eat, although she said there is no pain. Steve said he’d never seen anything like it. We immediately began making plans to get her to a hospital in Santo Domingo where, prayerfully, it can be removed. Please lift this in prayer to our Great Physician.

Arrangements were finalized on Thursday, Feb. 16 for missionary Miguel Rubén Guante to take Carmen to a hospital in Santo Domingo. Carmen is the mother of Milus Jesilus, a Thoman church leader and Climbing For Christ’s teacher supervisor. But on the same day, the Dominican-Haiti border at Jimani, DR was shut down when a fight between Dominicans and Haitians broke out at the international market located in “no-man's land” between the two countries. Two Haitians were killed.

The border has been reopened and Climbing For Christ is working to rescue Carmen. This will require some financial assistance. Can you help C4C aid a woman who has been surviving on a liquid diet while something seemingly other-worldly grows in her mouth?

Send your financial gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o “Rescuing Carmen,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. 

This is one example of the many ways God uses us to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people living in remote mountainous areas around the world. To God alone be the glory!

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