Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Russian Lady Burned and in Danger of Death

Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dear Friends,

Pastor Dave Greear from Raleigh, NC, Cornerstone Baptist Church brought this need to the attention of Operation Renewed Hope.  We are seeking to gather information about this situation so we can answer the need, if possible.  If you have any suggestions, please, contact ORH immediately.

This is a communication sent to ORH by Missionary Kevin Jones, ministering in Siberia.

“Elena is a 36-year-old mother of a 6 year-old son.  She is a pharmacologist by profession, and finished university magna cum laude and had started her post-grad doctoral work.  She was working three jobs to support herself and son. She worked second shift and finished at midnight on July 7, 2014.  On the way home, the pedestrian bridge that she was supposed to cross had been hit by a semi and was closed.  Her mistake was to try to cross the viaduct using a different route.  She was hit with 27000 volts of electricity which ignited some flammable fluids on the ground around her, resulting in 3rd & 4th degree burns over 80% of her body.  She has been treated in the Krasnoyarsk burn unit since that time.  They have been able to treat the burned areas, but 20% remain in need of grafts using lab-produced skin.  Her sister has donated as much skin as is possible, as has the patient herself.  Russia does not have any facilities that can provide her with the medical treatments that will save her life.  There are only 3 antibiotics that can treat the bacteria that frequently infects exposed burn areas.  This bacteria has become resistant to one of the three, so she has now started the second type.  One real danger is that this bacteria may not be eliminated and that it will become resistant to all 3 types of antibiotic.  If this occurs, she will die.  If she does not receive the skin grafts needed, she will die.”

Kevin is a missionary through Heartland Baptist Missions of Pensacola, FL.

“Kevin and Jessica Jones have been working in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia for over 11 years. During this time, they have been instrumental in the founding of Krasnoyarsk Baptist Church. Kevin is now the pastor of the church and they have seen much growth in the past several years. For more information, please visit the Jones’ website at”

If you have any suggestions, ideas, connections, or abilities to help us with this great need, please, let us know immediately.

God bless,

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610

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