On May 29, we had an incident that shook our world. Since he was only three years old, Jeremy has suffered from seizures. Although not as frequent as when he was a small boy, these episodes do still occur from time to time. In recent months, we have been in the process of having Jeremy reevaluated by a new neurologist. He was not able to return to his pediatric neurologist now that he is 18 years old. So this process had just begun and then only days later, we received a phone call.
Jeremy had gone to a friend's house after church and was in the middle of the swimming pool when he felt a seizure coming on. Although he tried to make his way out of the pool, the seizure came too quickly and he sank to the bottom of the pool. Thankfully, his friend, Caleb, saw him at the bottom of the pool and dove in to get him out. He was not breathing and no one knew exactly how much time he had spent under water.
A family friend who was visiting knew CPR and was able to revive him. In the mean time, someone called 911 and soon the house was inundated with first responders, police, paramedics... As we arrived at the home, Jeremy was being taken by ambulance to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. By God's grace, he was ok! No damage at all, thank God!!!
We believe that God had his hand on Jeremy's life and we are so thankful that Jeremy's life was spared and that he is back to his normal self. He did spend one night in ICU but that very next morning he was transferred to a regular room. One hospital staff member commented that that was the shortest stay in ICU they had seen!
Please keep Jeremy in your prayers, not only for his continued safety, but that God would work out his healing whether by a divine touch or by medicine. We know God uses both! We have received many encouraging words and prayers and we are so grateful for each one. Thank you!!!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
|Eddie's parents, Ed & Teresa|
|Arriving in Texas for the wedding|
Eddie's parents are doing well, although we cannot stop the biological clock that keeps ticking and taking away days, months, and years from, not only their lives, but ours as well. Eddie's brother, Joe, is also doing well and we are thankful to him and to his wife, Teresa, for looking after Ed and Teresa when we are away.
|(l-r) Joe, Carolina, Josh, Teresa|
|Diana's Mom & kids|
Diana's mother, nearly 88 years old, is also doing well, thank the Lord! Again we are so grateful for siblings who are here for our aging parents. Thank you Beck and Chris, Ben and Julie! It was good to be all together on Mothers Day!
|Felicia and Jeremy reunited|
Jeremy, now 18 years old, is adjusting well back into the culture here and getting involved in his church youth group, helping both in music and in Junior High leadership.
A Quick and Special Trip Back
|New Multi-Purpose Building|
see a certain section of land on the Bible school property developed into a sports court. The school has never had a specific area dedicated for recreational sports and physical exercise and we had the perfect spot chosen.
|Destiny Christian Church Building Team|
We are now looking at the possibility of adding siding to the structure, eventually enclosing the building completely so that it can be this very useful and needed multipurpose facility.
Growth at IBP!
|2016 Students during Spiritual Emphasis Week|
care center. So pray we will be able to raise the funds to begin work on this much needed building when we return to Argentina next year. Also, if there are those out there who are interested in coming to help with construction, please let us know.
|2016 1st Year Students|
On the Road Again
|E, Daphne, Pstr Bloom, Diana, Pstr Young|
What a special gift from the Father!
It was at this church where we also got to make a new friend, Pastor Rick Bloom of Pacific Christian Center, Santa Maria. Our good friend Daphne who hosted us for a couple days is also in the picture.