Notice God's unutterable waste of saints, according to the judgment of the world. God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say - God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judges at all of where that is. ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, August 10
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Urgent Prayer Request: Munkh-Erdene
Our dear friends and spiritual children in Mongolia, Amaa and Dolgor are going through something no parent ever wants to even imagine. Their little son--just two years old--has a brain tumor. His name is Munkh-Erdene.
About a month ago he had a bout of vomiting and it was diagnosed as food poisoning. And every now and then he would vomit some more and the doctors still said food poisoning. Then on the 14th of March he had a CT scan and it was found that he has a brain tumor, a 4.6 x 4.3cm sized mass.
They consulted with the doctors in the Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. It was decided that he should not have surgery in Mongolia. The doctors did not have the skill or technology to reasonably assume a successful surgery.
Thankfully, Dolgor's (who works on Bible translation) boss was able to contact some American doctors and found a spot for Munkh-Erdene at St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Miraculously they were able to get the baby a passport and an American visa within a week. He is due to have emergency surgery at St. Jude's as soon as he arrives. St. Jude's will put Dolgor up in a home and provide groceries and transportation.
Since his diagnosis he has declined rapidly. No longer able to stand on his own, sleeping heavily for long periods of time, and crying when he is awake. He can no longer even hold up his own head.
Dolgor and her baby left Mongolia a couple days ago. They flew to Korea and had a connecting flight to Chicago. While in Korea the baby has taken a turn for the worst and was rushed to a Korean hospital. They did another scan and said the tumor has grown. He is now asleep and cannot be awakened. The doctors are trying to relieve the pressure on his ventricles so that he can travel to the States for surgery. At this time, he cannot travel.
The hospital where they are currently staying it is very expensive and Amaa and Dolgor cannot afford it--even without the surgery.
To top it all off, Amaa is in Mongolia and Dolgor is in Korea with the baby by herself. I can only imagine how overwhelming the whole thing must be. They are both very scared for their son and are clinging to Jesus with everything they have. Amaa would like to go to Korea and be with his wife and child--but at the moment there are no finances for that.
My dear friends, PLEASE PRAY! Pray for a miracle for Munkh-Erdene. Pray for provision and peace. Pray however the Holy Spirit leads you to pray.
And if you feel led to contribute somehow to their rapidly rising bills, email me. I can let you know how that can be done.
[UPDATE: 3/27 4:30pm Dolgor just emailed. The baby is feeling a bit better and is now awake. So, they are trying to get the next flight out of Korea to the States. From there they will need a connecting flight to get to St. Jude's. Keep storming heaven friends! We are believing for miracles!]