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Monday, April 25, 2022

So, What Do You Do When Your Kid's Get Sick In A Third World Country?

I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to everyone who has been praying for Ezekiel and Adrianna. We thought Ezekiel had scarlet fever, and he was so sick with rashes, a fever, and he slept for almost a week waking up only for water. 

Then Adrianna began to show some of the same symptoms. 

What many just don't realize is that when you live in a 3rd world country, it isn't like you just run to the closest Dr, or clinic. I mean we have places we can go to in case of emergency, like trauma, or immediate surgery, but when it comes to sickness, most times we just have to tough it out.

I tried everything I could from antibiotics to prayer, and finally reached out to my aunt who is a medical professional sending her some pictures to get advice on what it may be. 

She said it didn't really look like scarlet fever, so now we were back to square 1. 

She told me that it could possibly be hand, foot, and mouth disease, which I thought was something only babies could get. 

After asking many people for prayer, our world missions director asked if it would be okay if he shared it with a Dr that is in our organization, and that has traveled a lot, and is a missionary. 

She came to the same conclusion, Hand, Foot, and Mouth. 

Now that we knew what it was we understood why medicine wasn't working, and the kids was just going to have to sleep it off. 

Thank you so much for all your continued prayers and support! God is so good!

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Listen to this episode to hear more about this crazy week, along with some upcoming events here in PNG!

May God Continually Bless You,

Bro Marshall 

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