Hello there. I had a wonderful near death experience the other day. Nah...just joking but I did almost pass out. And this has nothing to do with me. I know Brandi will fuss about the title. Well Mme Jo is working in a new village where we are building the church. There is a young boy there that has a piece of wood in his leg from fall off a telephone pole. As he slid down the pole the wood went deep into his leg. this was three months ago so the leg was healed and better but you could still feel the piece in his leg. So Mme Jo said she could do a small surgery and cut it out. Well I had to translate, meaning I had to be there and watch. I also was holding the light for her during it all. Well after some time of her trying to find this piece of wood in his leg she discovered that it was deeper than we thought and the local anesthetic was not enough for the boy not to feel her FINGER DEEP IN HIS LEG FEELING FOR THE WOOD!!!! Nasty!! After I saw the boy in pain and the sounds her finger was making in his leg...I started to feel dizzy and like I was going to throw up. So I had to leave and get some fresh air so I would throw up! I was as white a ghost. When I came out of the room...all the other folks waiting to see Mme Jo looked at me with big eyes wondering why North Americans could change the color of their skin! Then as I was lying there I remembered that I was the translator so I got back up and went in and just sat there in case she needed something. Well she finally stopped and said he needed general anesthesia b/c it was too deep to get out and sowed him up. The next day God did a miracle and we found a good Christian doctor who is one of the best here that said he would do the operation for free!! So the boy will receive the surgery and, Lord willing, get the wood out of his leg and everything be good to go. AND!! the best part...I don't have to watch it! I don't know what happened b/c I have seen some really nasty things as a police officer but the heat in the room, the blood, the boys face with pain, and the sounds from his leg as Mme Jo moved her finger around inside of it was just right for me to lose it! But it's all good. Keep praying for the boy. God bless!!
What We Do
- Eyes Wide Open Ministries
- We are non-denominational missionaries working with pastors, churches, schools, and the local hospital in Chiquimula, Guatemala. We host training seminars for pastors, leaders, and youth from rural areas and we help supply the congregations with Biblical materials to minister to their communities. We are currently building a Ministry Center to host the events. We visit several public schools to share a Biblical story and play with the kids. We also pray in the local hospital and give out toys, toiletries, and Biblical materials. Ways to Be a Part of this Ministry: Come - We need pastors and leaders to come and teach these pastors and leaders here in Guatemala. Or you could bring a group to work in the churches or schools with construction or evangelism. Financially Support - If you would like to support this ministry, please visit our website at www.eyeswideopenministries.com to donate online or send your donation to: Killen UMC Mission P.O.Box 249 Killen, Alabama 35645 Make your checks payable to Killen UMC Missions and designate the check to Daniel McIntyre All donations are tax-deductible. Pray - Please pray we will follow God's leading in all we do.