We had a rainy Saturday today. We love waking up to rain, especially because the boys tend to sleep a little later. We have had lots of rain this week. In fact, the rain caused problems on the roads. There are two roads between Shell and Quito and this past Tuesday morning, the last day of our Easter break, there were such heavy rains that one of the routes was blocked by mudslides and the other was blocked by flooding. A good bit of the Shell missionary community was stuck in Banos and Quito that day. Thankfully, everyone made it back safely the next day. Just another of many reminders not to take safety in traveling for granted.
It's been a busy week. Paul has had quite a few cases, especially at dinner time or bed time. One night he was called in for an accident victim who arrived in the back of a pick-up but the young man didn't have a heart beat and didn't make it. Please pray for his family. The newest precious Casa de Fe baby is in a hospital in Quito right now with an overwhelming infection and multi-organ failure. She was at Casa de Fe for less than 24 hours before going to Quito to get a previously undetected heart murmur evaluated. She ended up in the hospital and the next day was transferred to the ICU. Her sudden decompensation was extremely unexpected and seems unrelated to her heart murmur. Her parents are there with her now and she is still in extremely critical condition. Please pray for her family as well as Patti Sue and the folks at Casa de Fe.