The following Saturday night, Abraham suffered a sudden intense attack of pain. We still didn't know any of our neighbors, and we didn't know how to get to the hospital. Fortunately, Abraham felt a little relief walking, so we set out in the misty night to walk to the Red Cross station seven blocks from our house. In the ambulance, the attendant asked if we had a doctor and where we wanted to go. He warned us that there probably was no doctor in the Huejotzingo hospital, because it was a Saturday night. I asked to go where there was a doctor.
Long story short, the ambulance took us to a small privately owned hospital. The doctor diagnosed appendicitis, but said the surgeon couldn’t come until the next morning. The nurse hooked Abraham up to an I.V. with strong antibiotics, and the wait began. On Sunday morning, the doctor said that surgery was necessary, so at 11 a.m. Abraham went in for his first surgery ever. Again at the doctor’s insistence, we stayed at the hospital until Thursday, although Abraham recuperated quickly. Through friends and family, God provided the money to pay the bill, since in Mexico the bill must be paid in full on leaving the hospital.
Once school ended for the Huejotzingo kids, we began classes in our house. Abraham is tutoring general subjects for the kids who are struggling in school, I teach English and drawing, Six teaches sewing, and Ken offers drawing, guitar, and piano. We hope to use the classes as outreach and to get to know more people in our neighborhood.
Next week Abraham and I are in charge of games for the VBS at Dios es Amor. The second week of August will be the VBS in Huejotzingo.
Please pray for us as we continue to work here. Pray that we stay healthy, pray as we present the gospel in an area hostile to change, and pray that we have wisdom. Thank you for your support.