Thank you so much for praying for Moishe’s knee replacement surgery last month. We would appreciate your continued prayers for Moishe and his family. The surgery went well, with no complications, and the recovery was normal. However a few days after coming home from the hospital, signs of an infection became evident. Moishe’s doctor sent him back for another surgery to re-open the knee and flush the area with antibiotics. In the process they discovered a staph infection within the operated area as well as another infection that was more superficial. The second hospital stay was much more difficult than the first. Moishe is now home and has finished the first of six weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Please pray for continued healing, no more infections or complications, and a good rehabilitation of the knee. Pray also for Ceil, that God will strengthen her through this difficult time.
Please also pray for the Barron family in Toronto. Andrew Barron leads our Canadian work. He and Laura are the parents of three beautiful children, including Rafi, the eldest, who has Down syndrome. The Barrons have been struggling for some time to become permanent residents of Canada and their request has been denied because of Rafi’s condition, although he is doing well. They have been trying to appeal the decision and the Canadian Consulate General has just rejected their second application for permanent residence.
Andrew says, “The good news is that the visa officer is ready to recommend to the Director General of Immigration in Ontario, based on compassionate grounds, that we be placed on Temporary Resident Permits for a period of three years, after which time we may become permanent residents if we continue to reside continuously in Canada and do not become inadmissible for any other reason. It is the best deal we can hope for and we ask for prayer that Rafi’s health situation does not change.”
Please pray also for David Tzadok and his family. David is training as an outreach worker in Israel. He was on a Passover Tour in the USA when his wife Adriana gave birth a few weeks prematurely to their third child, who was scheduled to be delivered by c-section later this month. David flew back to Israel to be with his family. (Thanks to Jeff Millenson, of our San Francisco Headquarters staff, who flew out to complete David’s tour.) Please pray for continued good health for mother and baby.