Alex and Flor have been faithful to continue our work in Peru. Just recently, ORH was able to send money to purchase a vehicle to use in the jungle area of Pilcopata and Patria to follow up our clinic work with church planting. However, they had to use the funds for something a little more important. Please read the information from Buddy and Loren Fitzgerald.
“Alex just called. He and his family have been in the mountain area of Cusco for a couple of weeks awaiting the birth of their second. They had to travel out of the jungle because of the poor medical facilities there, which you already know about. Besides that, Flor will need a c-section because of placenta previa and some of prior need for an operation which means that she cannot have the baby naturally.
They had this confirmed by several different medical posts, but when they went today to set up the c-section the public hospital rejected all of the other sonograms (even the 4 done over the last few days) and did their own. They say that all the others were exaggerated, and rather than calculating her to be at 37 weeks and ready for the baby, they put her at 35. The public hospital apparently does not like working if they can get out of it, and they want to have a natural birth, even after they saw the history. They say that if things go wrong during the birth they can then try to shuffle things around for surgery, but that sometimes turns out very poorly here (We know several men who have lost their wife here during childbirth).
They have spent all their savings, and are not sure what to do at this point. A private clinic c-section will probably cost $800-$1000. I told him that if it was a question of life or death I knew you would want him to save her life, rather than holding the money for the three wheel motorcycle, but he still wanted me to check with you on what you think.
I just yesterday sent him this month’s funds, which he did not yet know, so he now feels much relieved, but of course, is still in a tight spot.
Please pray with us for him and for God’s work there.”
We confirmed with them to pay for the c-section, and ORH would raise more money for the Tri-motorcycle. Please download the PDF to see baby Caleb and family. God is good.
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