Got this yesterday from our friends the Spectors. Again, if you don’t know, we’re adopting them as kind of our official missionary partners for our young adults fellowship. They’re part of us, Ben having come out from our High School youth group, gone to bible college in Europe, married Emily, and continued on to church planting in Croatia. You may remember them sharing about it with us back in September. You can check out their blog at http://thespectors.wordpress.com/.
So here’s the prayer request. Sounds like warfare from starting off in a place not really touched by the gospel…
We wanted to ask you to be praying for Ben. The past four days he has been in severe pain throughout the night with inflamed joints in his hands and feet. We talked to some doctors in the States, recommending that we find a clinic here to go get it checked out. So far, they think that it may be virus-related. Right now, Ben is doing fine and in stable condition, but we just need to get some heavier pain meds before another inflammation episode hits. So, after researching what our options are here, with the help of one of our Croatian friends, we are heading to the ER in Split. Please pray for Ben’s healing and protection, that the doctors here would be able to accurately diagnose him and provide the needed medication. Also…from what we’ve heard, hospitals here don’t exactly provide the most pleasant experience, and we also don’t speak the language very well, so your prayers are appreciated!
We will keep you updated!
-Ben and Emily