"How long shall I pray Lord?" | Ordinary Missionaries

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Sep 9, 2018 Boys Academy, Education, Healings, Health, Poverty, School

If you haven’t read part one click HERE.  Part two, click HERE.

I think every missionary has one.  That ONE person or that one circumstance they just couldn’t help.  For me, that person was Jose Mario.  When will God answer our prayers?  “How long shall I pray Lord?”

After we met with doctors, Jose Mario’s mom and I talked.  She told me he recently said, “I don’t want to live like this anymore mom.”  She told me he’s been depressed and tired.  “We’ve prayed.  We’ve had vigils.  I can’t watch my son feel so hopeless and hurt.”  By her voice, you could tell she was exhausted.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Jesus the Messiah

On the way home we made a plan.  Jose Mario would live with us until he got through his first round of medications.  Probably for 2-3 weeks.  He had a pharmacy worth of medicine that needed to be taken around the clock.  Vonda and Cecilia took turns getting up in the middle of the night to give him eye droppers and apply a steroid cream to his hands.

His mom and sisters came by to visit him almost every day.  And, day after day, his eyes and skin started to clear up.  He’s had a weekly follow up appointment with each doctor and every time he goes back they can’t believe the progress.

In the past, when he’s finished his antibiotics the sores always came back.  Not this time.  This time he knows to stay out of the sun.

We hired a tutor who meets with his teacher weekly and gives him private lessons throughout the week.  When he’s not studying, he plays soccer with our middle school boys, he’s learned backgammon from Gabe and Sam and he’s been helping Vonda with her Spanish!

The doctor is worried about Jose Mario going back to the one room, sheet metal home.  “The heat might cause irritation and the sores might return.”

We have two needs we would like you to pray about.

  1. Would you be one of 35 people who will donate $100+ to build his family a new, block home?
  2. We’re looking for someone who would like to give a scholarship to Jose Mario to attend The El Rosario Christian Academy for Boys.  It’s a 3-year commitment of $85 a month.  I can send you all the details of what that covers (which is everything).

“How long shall I pray Lord?”

“Pray until.”

 

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Comments

  • Kevin Deyo
    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm Reply

    We will donate to help build the house.
    Just let us know how much ($100+).

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      George
      Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55 am Reply

      Kevin! Thank you. Just 32 to go.

  • Holly Dykstra
    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm Reply

    We will donate for the home, 100+

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      George
      Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55 am Reply

      THANK YOU Holly! 31 to go!

  • Eric
    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm Reply

    We will prayfully consider helping out. So glad he is doing better!

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      George
      Sep 11, 2018 at 10:56 am Reply

      Thank you Eric! I can’t tell you how amazing it has been to watch.

  • Rachel Clyne
    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Yay for answered prayers. Thank you Lord for healing Jose Mario.

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      George
      Sep 11, 2018 at 10:57 am Reply

      Thank you Lord! ❤️

  • Sue Haberkorn
    Sep 10, 2018 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Sending love and healing prayers for Jose and his family.

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      George
      Sep 12, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply

      Thank you Sue! 💛

  • Rick and Krista Tice
    Sep 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm Reply

    We would like to donate $100+ toward the building of a new house.

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      George
      Sep 12, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply

      Rick and Krista, THANK YOU! 30 to go!

  • Byron Hynds
    Sep 11, 2018 at 12:24 am Reply

    Wow!! By His stripes we are healed!!
    Thank you so much George for just simply being there.
    I’ve sent you a message on messenger Facebook concerning our previous conversation. May the blessings still rain down brother!!

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      George
      Sep 11, 2018 at 10:58 am Reply

      Got it! Give your mom a hug for me! 30 more to go.

  • Teresa Wilbur
    Sep 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm Reply

    I would feel blessed to help out with $100 for the house building, please let me know how to do that. Prayers to sweet Jose Mario and his family, and prayers to your family and your mission.

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      George
      Sep 12, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply

      THANK YOU! 💙💙💙

  • Larry & Gayle Ruiter
    Sep 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm Reply

    We will donate $100. We hear there are good construction workers down there:)

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      George
      Sep 12, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply

      THANK YOU Larry and Gayle! YES! We know at least one!

  • Celeste Jordan
    Sep 12, 2018 at 1:50 am Reply

    The before and after pictures of his hands are incredible! Hallelujah!
    I will donate $50, if someone else can also donate $50 to get to $100.

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      George
      Sep 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm Reply

      Celeste, THANK YOU! I hope I get to see you at our Windsor fundraiser on October 20th. THANK YOU for all you do and donate. It means so much.

  • Bob & Sue Dix
    Sep 12, 2018 at 11:43 am Reply

    We will donate &100+.Bon

  • Lisa D Stark
    Sep 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm Reply

    We would like information about the scholarship.

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      George
      Sep 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm Reply

      Lisa, THANK YOU! We found a sponsor for Jose Mario. AMAZING. We will be inviting 5-6 more boys to study at our middle school next year. I would love to send you more information in preparation for those boys. No obligation. Just so you can be informed. 💛

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