In case you didn't get to read my email from last night, let me bring you up to speed. I got a call from Nicaragua yesterday and they are prepping Oscar for surgery on Monday.
His mom was put back in jail this month and I asked for you to pray for her today as she went before the judge.
No only did they let her out today but they have agreed to CANCEL her charges completely and let her out for good. Because they want to make sure she is telling the truth they need some paperwork from the hospital and once they receive that they will issue her a statement of freedom which will cancel her 3 years left for her sentence.
God is so faithful... Can you believe it? They are going to release her for good. That is just not heard of in our jail systems must less in Nicaragua. God heard your prayers and answered them in a mighty way.
Thank you so much for lifting Oscar and Francisca up in prayer. Look what it did.
I talked to Carlos (my translator, my life saver, my right hand man..) today and now the hospital is asking for crazy stuff. Towels for Oscar, 4 pairs of PJ's, distilled water, plastic cups.. Things we just assume are covered are not there. I have already had to pay for bed sheets for mom. We can complain about our medical payments here but just imagine if it was your responsibility to bring with you to the hospital, sheets, towels, soap for the doctor, bulbs for the lights, etc. That is the kind of list they were given.
I wired $200 more to Carlos tonight and I am hoping this will finally cover everything. If you think about it, this will be the cheapest kidney transplant you will ever hear of.
I really appreciate those of you who purchased raffle tickets to help Oscar. That money paid for all the tests needed to get him to this point. God will bless you more than I can imagine. A couple of you have sent in money specifically for Oscar and that money went toward the test also. I still need to cover the last $200 I just wired. If those of you who have not been able to help so far feel led to, please just let me know so I can account for it.
If your family can't help financially, trust me YOUR PRAYERS are worth more. Pray those who can will be willing.
On Monday my little buddy will have a new kidney and a chance at life, all because people like YOU cared for him. What an act of love you have shown. Teach your children about Oscar and what God is doing in his life. Show them his pictures so together you can pray for him.
I'll keep you posted as I know more. Again, thanks so much for your prayers.