Sickness and Animal Attacks


In life, sometimes there are weeks of ease and sometimes there are weeks…not ease. This was more or less one of those weeks.

Our week began with our four-year-old, Onesmius, being bitten in the face by a dog. The bite punctured both the outside and inside of his mouth. While this came with its own stress, there were some graces of God in the midst of it like the fact that we knew the dog (a brand new mama with a litter of puppies who obviously thought Onesimus got a little too close), as well as the fact that rabies, while present, is not prevalent in this our new home.

Ness’ bite is healing well so far and we have all learned a very valuable lesson.

We’ve also had some sickness running through half of our family–for two of us, it seemed to be food poisoning for a couple of days. For me, the sickness has been a fever that only comes at night about three times this week. Through it all, it has been a good reminder to me that my hope is not in my children. I love them so much it hurts sometimes, but my hope is ultimately not in them nor is it in my health, it is in the Lord and His care and provision for us. Please continue to pray for Ness’ healing and that the fevers would subside so we can do the work we came here to do as we had to forego a language session today because of it.

We are so thankful to see God’s provision and care for us here in Papua New Guinea!

(p.s. I included a picture of Ness taken today so you can see that he’s fine…the cuts on the outside have healed almost completely)


1 Comment

  1. Praying for those sweet little cheeks, for the fevers, and your heart. Thankful for the Lords perfect timing, and I know that there are no rogue fevers under His sovereign hand.


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