Tuesday, June 07, 2011


We, as a family, have a bad habit. We seem to have an indescribable love for the people that God puts in our lives. Such is the case of our current daytime guard/gardener/helper, Rina.
Rina is 21 years old and has been married for one year and has become Walker's best friend and a virtual part of our family. Last week as Rina was going home for the evening, he was attacked by two men who hit him in the face with a large rock, and stole his bicycle. He was left on the side of the road, unconscious and bleeding until some men came along and assisted him. We have been going back and forth to the Dr. and the hospital, caring for our "son" as best we can since then. He has had surgery to repair his fractured chin and broken and missing teeth, and is starting the healing process. Due to the fact that Rina lives about 10KM away and needs to see the Dr. nearly everyday, and because his mouth is wired almost shut, he will be staying with us so that he can get the care that he needs and the soft food he needs. Praise God that he wasn't hurt worse or even killed, and Praise God that we have this opportunity to be His hands and feet for Rina. Please pray for his healing and that we would be able to give him whatever he needs as he recovers here at the Berry Baptist hospital of Madagascar. Pray that God would be glorified in this situation and in everything we do in His name here in Madagascar.


rene said...

Do you need $$ for his care? If so email me the details. Thank you for being there to be Jesus to him!

Samantha Lambert said...

You shouldn't consider a blessing a bad habit. You have the ability to love others and that is a GOOD thing... I'm so thankful that Rina was put in to your lives. It was most definitely done for a reason - he needed you in this situation and thank God you're there.

Cara said...

Berry Baptist Hospital - I like it! :D You all are such a blessing to Rina, I know, and so sweet to mikarakara for him at this time. See you soon! :)