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I Hurt Myself Sleeping

For the past couple of years my right shoulder has gotten more and more painful whenever I move it. At conference time a doctor from another mission said he would come and see whatever missionaries needed a doctor so that the SIM doctors could have a break (which was ironic because the SIM doctors ended up taking care of our two brain surgery people!). Anyway, I decided that since I can no longer even get my arm behind my back maybe it was time to go see a doctor. I mean I don't have constant pain....just when I move my arm to certain positions. Although I must admit the pain is becoming more and more often and more intense.

So I went. He moved my arm this way and that and declared that I have a problem with my rotator cuff. He asked if I had injured it doing a sport. Ha! He obviously doesn't know me very well! It's kind of hard to hurt yourself doing something you don't ever do! So, he kept asking questions trying to figure out how I got my rotator cuff messe…

Prayer for our Friends

Many of my readers will know that one of our colleagues was med-evaced after having a seizure on the first day of conference. A CAT-scan revealed a tumor on his brain, but it was thought to be benign. Unfortunately, when the tumor was removed and a biopsy was done, it was discovered to be cancerous. The doctor believes it is very slow-growing and gives him a good prognosis. Still, you can imagine the emotions that he and his family are experiencing now. His photo was in the last blog I posted. We would appreciate your continued prayers for him, his wife, and two girls. He will start radiation therapy in a few weeks in Australia.

You'll also know that the day after our conference, four of our missionaries were involved in a terrible car accident. A boy ran in front of them and was killed. The missionary driving tried to avoid him, causing the car to go down an embankment and roll. Apparently the witnesses to the accident did not expect to find anybody alive in the car. Pr…