I received these e-mails – there is continued sickness as well as injuries among the team in Taiwan:
Please pray for one of my friends, Ann, who was in a bicycle accident last night [Oct. 5]. She broke 4 teeth and has a fractured skull, and had to be rushed to Taiwan today to perform emergency surgery. She and her brother David go to our church here in Kinmen. They are both college-age and very strong Christians. God brought them both to Kinmen this year and they’ve been extremely active in the church ministries and have been a huge blessing to us. Pray that the name of Jesus would be glorified through this difficult ordeal, that Ann and David’s faith would be firmly fixed on the promises of God’s Word, and that Ann would be healed if God wills it.
From Pastor and Mrs. Williams:
Bethany’s team in Kinmen, Taiwan is experiencing more serious illness. The team leader, Jarita, thought she was having appendicitis, and the girls took her to the emergency room on Saturday night. After testing, the doctors determined that she has a severe bacterial infection in her small intestine. She is being treated with antibiotics, but the decision will be made on Monday whether to surgically remove the infected part of her intestine. This is one of the problems that Teresa has. On Sunday night, Teresa was re-admitted to the hospital with a recurrence of her symptoms. Teresa was being treated with natural supplements, which has not eradicated the infection, so she is now undergoing the same tests that Jarita has had to approach her illness from a different direction.
The girls and several other Christians on the island.including Joy, the pastor’s wife, have been experiencing many physical challenges such as these. These trials are coming at the same time that the Lord seems to be at work in many people’s lives in Kinmen. Pray that as they continue to walk in faith and resist the devil that he would flee from them. (James 4:7). Pray that they would prosper and be in good health even as their soul prospers (3 John 2). And pray that the Lord would continue to open doors for the word to be shared and received by many through these trials. (Colossians 4:3)
As foreigners, the girls are attracting a lot of attention in the hospital, which brings a great opportunity to glorify God through these physical challenges. On Sunday, many friends from church came to visit Jarita, and then they went to Joy’s room to visit her. Joy wanted them to sing her a song, so they all sang hymns together in Chinese and English. I’m sure many doctors, nurses and patients heard their voices lifted up in praise to Christ. Please pray that the name of Christ would continue to be lifted up and glorified, through their words, actions and attitudes.
Thank you so much for your prayers!
Mac and Robin Williams