Last week our team was out at the Lanton High School teaching the Values Education classes. These classes are open to all of the students. Muslim students are always given the option to leave the class, if they want to. Most stay.
On this particular day, a girl named Daisay Joy came forward after class and asked that the team pray for her mother. Daisay is a Muslim but chooses to attend the Values Education Class each week. She is in her third year of High School. Her mother was at home and very sick. There was fear that the mother would need to be hospitalized due to heart issues and hypertension. The team went with the girl to the family’s cottage to pray.
Two days later the mother passed away. It is the Muslim tradition here that the body be buried within 24 hours. The team returned to Daisay’s home to visit with the family and to minister, if possible. Daisay’s father shared his concerns about the loss of his loved one and the difficulty of the responsibility falling on him now in regards to caring and providing for his children. Aside from his own grief, his biggest concern that he expressed is another one of his daughters, Bettey, who is experiencing vomiting with blood. She is in her second year of High School.
After returning to the mission and sharing this story with the mission administrator, Salvaldor Sevillano, Salvador asked that the team bring the girl to the mission so that he could find out more about her health issues and talk to her directly. He also instructed the team to deliver rice to the family. This was done and the family was very appreciative of the assistance.
Our ministry team prays for God to open doors such as this one. They stand ready and willing to follow God’s lead and to go and do whatever He leads them to do. Please lift up this family in your prayers. Pray that we will be able to continue to reach out to them and help them through this time of need.