As I write this, I’m recovering from double pneumonia. I guess my lungs wanted to keep each other company. The month started as interesting as it is ending. Before I delve into the medical journey, let me share the amazing things the Lord has done this month. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, doors are opening to serve others and share the Gospel!
For over a year, a doctor friend of mine and I have been working to send a container of medical equipment for a mission hospital in Cambodia that we work with. It works in conjunction with a MANNA orphanage and feeding centers. It has been a ton of work, full of excitement and disappointment, but well worth it! With the collaborative help of Christ Chapel Bible Church, Brother’s Brother Foundation and MANNA Worldwide, we were finally able to ship a 40 foot container of medical supplies and equipment to Cambodia this month!!
While, shipping a container of medical supplies is an exciting development, the Lord had more opportunities for us. Since we are stuck in Fort Worth, and not able to travel to Asia, doors opened for us to begin delivering food to families in need in our area. We worked with one of our supporting churches in the area and were able to provide groceries to over 400 families! So many open doors!
Then, the second half of the month started. In more ways than one. I was supposed to be doing more food distributions and helping a church sheetrock a house for someone. My plans changed slightly. Kayli and I started running a fever, mine went up to just over 104 degrees. Not the most enjoyable experience, but you get some interesting dreams. We had difficulty breathing, joint/muscle aches, cough, headaches, loss of taste, etc. They tested us for COVID-19, it came back negative, which turned out to be a greater blessing than I knew. Kayli got better, I did not.
Kim took me to an urgent care. They were willing to see me due to the negative COVID-19 test. Otherwise, my only option would have been the hospital. They found a secondary infection of pneumonia was beginning in my right lung. They gave me steroid and antibiotic shots and sent me home with oral meds. Over the next 48 hours, my right lung became completely covered and my left lung decided to join the party. I’ve never had pneumonia grow that quickly, while on heavy meds.
The good news, my left lung is clearing up and I’m sure my right lung will follow soon thereafter. It will be a slow recovery process. I have a hard time sitting still, but I’m learning patience and I can’t speed up the healing process. Thank you for your prayers and support. You may not always know what is happening, but your prayers are always on time! Here are some pictures from the month.