Eva’s Sickness

June 16. Please pray for our daughter Eva She has walking pneumonia or cold pneumonia since last week, and the medication she was put on isn’t working. Since Saloma left last week, she is in KrinKrin without help, except for Chris and Daniel. Her oxygen levels are so low at times that her hands and feet go numb. They are looking to see if they have another medication in the village they can switch out with. Thank you for praying for our sweet Eva. We believe God will help her through this and heal her.

June 17. Update on Eva. She is doing much better by tonight. Her oxygen levels are up enough that she isn’t dizzy all the time, and her limbs aren’t going numb anymore. Thank yall so much for your prayers! We appreciate yall greatly!

June 21. Update from Daniel Yoder.

“All my friends who are prayer warriors, Eva Lee is in need of God’s healing and strength. She is on oxygen and had an extremely low point this morning. Her heart was wanting to give out. Taking a few sips of water took nearly to much energy for her. Her feet and hands were cold and had no feelings. Left arm and hand in a cramp. She is now resting better but far from doing good or even fair. I believe she had a mild heart attack. We are quite a way up river from the first town and Wednesday is the first flight available. We are asking our Father like it says in John if we ask the Father in Jesus’ Name we will have what we ask. PRAY”

June 22. Update from Daniel Yoder.

We gave Eva Lee IV last night again, she rested fairly good but didn’t sleep well. We just got her on the boat. I am hoping that she will get more strength in the little hospital in Waspam. After they evaluate her health, maybe fly her to Managua if she is strong enough for the trip. I am here holding down the fort and can’t talk the language yet. I can communicate somewhat but not very good.

June 22.

Thank you all for your prayers. Eva is in the hospital in Waspam. She is a little stronger but still haven’t been able to get a lot of help yet. Continued prayer appreciated.

June 23.

We have a finally have a few answers. They were unable to get on the flight to Managua so Chris rented a car and took her to a heart specialist in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas) today and he ruled out a heart attack. So thankful! He said she has a bacterial infection that attacked the heart and caused her to have heart attack like symptoms. They admitted her to the hospital in Bilwi so they can treat the infection properly. She is still very weak but hopefully we’ll see improvement soon. Thank you all for your continued prayers!

June 24. Update on Eva. She is feeling much better, but is still extremely weak. They put her on strong meds to take care of the bacteria in her blood, and will spend about six days in the hospital. The heart malfunction she had was a result of this bacteria attacking a nerve somewhere in her intestinal tract that is connected to her heart somehow. So her heart is not damaged. The doctor said it will probably take close to 6 months for her to get all her strength back.

June 28. Update on our daughter Eva. She is doing much better, and was released from the hospital this afternoon. She is still too weak to walk on her own, so she will be staying in a motel room for a few days until she gets strong enough to make the trip back to the village. Thank yall for being on our team, and for all the prayers for her. God is good and faithful!

July 3. Update on our daughter Eva. She traveled home to KrinKrin today. She had gained enough strength to walk a little, but the 12 hour boat ride today was almost too much for her. She is extremely exhausted and weak, but at least she is home where she can rest now. Thank you to all of yall who care and prayed for our daughter. We are so blessed to have you on our team.

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Grateful by Eva

This amazing lady has been, and still is a much bigger blessing than she ever realized. She sanded and varnished so many things that were long past due for a touch of love, kept everybody well feed, the house running smoothly, and kept putting a smile and giggles on the faces of all our kiddos, despite the language barrier she faced continually. I love you and will miss you more than you know Saloma. All the times spent together in the kitchen, walking to the farm, traveling together, playing Skyjo, laughing together, spontaneous walks to the riverside, a day at the falls, a walk on the beach, an ice-cream treat, and so much more. But most of all just hanging out together, the heart to heart talks, and for lifting me up when my wings forgot how to fly. You are a true sister and such a beautiful Godly lady. Words can’t express the gratitude I have in my heart for you. Thank you for doing life with me, and all of us, the past three months.

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Trouble for Young Believers from the Amish by Eli

April 21. Please be in prayer over the next few days for a young family who just left the Amish very recently and are experiencing serious persecution from their families and the church. And for us as we go and open the Bible with them and walk them through the truth of Salvation and the power of the Holy Spirit. Last week a van load of Amish came into their home one night and after condemning them and harassing them for 5 hours, they kidnapped the baby and it’s mother and took off to hide them away from the young husband and father.

The young man was distraught. He called the police and informed them what had just happened, and by God’s grace they were able to locate and stop the vehicle before it reached it’s destination and save the young woman from the mental torture and brainwashing she was about to have to endure, and was reunited with her husband along with their baby. Needless to say, there is a lot of hurt and confusion in their minds as to what is true and what is man made religion. So pray that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free by the power of Jesus.

April 23. Update

Thank you to everyone who was praying (and shared the prayer request) for these precious people, and for the Holy Spirit to give understanding into the truths of the Bible. God has definitely honored our prayers. We were able to answer lots of questions they had, and showed them from the Word of God how to become born again.

I am super excited to inform yall that both Jacob and Wilma, after hearing that salvation was not by trying harder to follow the rules of the church, but was paid for in full by the blood of Jesus, became willing to surrender their lives to Him and prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Our hearts are full of gratitude to the Lord and to all of you who have been a part of our team by praying and sending all the encouraging words. Our new brother and sister were overwhelmed by the fact that there are so many people out there that actually cared so much about them, even though you didn’t know them.

I would like to ask yall to continue to remember them when you pray, because the road ahead of them is not going to be all roses. They made plans to relocate soon to avoid some of the harassment. They are from the community of Bethany Mo. The van load of people who did the kidnapping were from Carrollton Mo.

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Update From Nicaragua by Eva

An update from the Wanki Nicaragua side of the mission field. I want to begin by acknowledging and thanking everyone of y’all that participate, in some way, shape or form, in furthering the gospel here in Nicaragua. We serve an all-powerful and faithful Father. Here we continue to stay busy with the every- day happenings, and various ministries here in the community and all along the river. In the past couple years God has put it in the hearts, and opened the doors for most of my siblings to one by one move back to the States. All of them being a bitter sweet goodbye.

In the end of March 2021 my parents were blessed with the opportunity to go back to the States and plan to stay for six months, updating our family and friends, resting and recharging, and being there for the birth of their first granddaughter. Katie will also be moving back to the States for the summer, and possibly long term. I realized it would be hard with just Chris and I on the ground here for six months but felt up to the challenge. So a few months back when Saloma Hershberger shared with me that she felt lead to come down here for a few months this spring I felt overjoyed with the thought of having a girl companion alongside me for a few months while my parents are on furlough. We praise God that she arrived on March 20th.

Then again when we got the news that Daniel Yoder (AKA Uncle Daniel) made plans to come in the middle of April and stay for three months; I’m not sure who was more happy, Chris or I. We are blessed beyond words. It’s definitely different with just a few of us here but it’s unique in it’s own way. I find myself feeling overwhelmed at times with all the responsibilities, namely paperwork, put continue to experience God’s faithfulness in that too. But the thing I’m noticing more is how I find myself needing and appreciating the community of the natives much more since I don’t have a continual fellowship and community with my siblings and parents. So I’m believing and trusting that even through my loneliest days that God will continue to use it for the good, in drawing me closer to himself and giving me a deeper connection with the people that I love so dearly, and long so much for them to understand the true grace and love of God.

The folks here, I notice it especially in the girls and young ladies, really feel like we need them now as well, instead of them always just needing us. Which I find very encouraging to observe, because in the past six months God has been teaching me quite a bit on, “people’s need to be needed.” And how important that is in growing a healthy relationship with someone and especially in ministering to someone. So it’s all beginning to become a much clearer picture to me why God told me, “this will be a year of deepening relationships.” He is most certainly doing just that. I’m in awe of God and the way he prepares us in advance for what’s ahead of us. He sees the big picture and slowly one piece at a time reveals it to us as we’re ready for it. We serve an Amazing God!!!

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