Thursday, March 26, 2009

10 minutes out of the day

About a month ago I received this photo from Sergey and Anya . This mans name is Sergey. He is a good man and one that cares for those around him. He was at work, and he got his hand caught in the grain crusher... his fingers were crushed, and his hand was burned. he was requiring a lot of reconstructive surgery to fix this. at one point, they had to make a decision whether to save the hand or not. With no one else around to help, and no other possibilities, iam1ru was asked if we could help.... the operation was going to cost $1100... more then a years wages....... We helped him out a little to get the initial wounds healed, but the operation was going to have to wait until his hand was healed and the money was found...... Many times I see the needs, and in my own mind I lack the faith to see the dreams filled, but fortunately, the act of asking for help requires faith in something, and hope is provided in the fact that there is someone there they can ask for help..... regardless of whether a dream is filled or not, there is evidence of hope..... Well once again, my faith has been strengthened.... Next week, Sergey needs to start the reconstructive Surgery, and Today the money will be arriving at the bank in the capital city.... HOW AWESOME IS THAT.... When we sent word to Sergey, he could not just except the news, but he needed to come and find us to thank us personally.... he was scared when he came to the door with his wife , but soon relaxed as we spoke to him.... We explained to him that this was not a loan, he did not need to repay it.... this was a fresh start for him... I then told him that when his hand is fixed and he is back to work , God would bring someone into his path that he will have the means to help, and he will know what to do....
Lena here on the opposite side of Jengish in the photo is one of PI's Dream agents... she will help administer the funds and appointments to make sure that everything goes smoothly..... Then when the visit was over, I gave Sergey and his wife 500 som (two days wages), and told them that this was for there own expenses while they where in the capital city, and that I wanted him to take his wife out for supper ... at which point his wife began to cry.... It is easy to see the stress and suffering that Sergey was facing, but at that moment, I saw the impact that this accident has had on his whole family..... I am so blessed to be on the front lines being able to be a part of restoring such hope and dignity to the dark places....and that was just 10 minutes out of the day.

5 comments:

Ann said...

So happy that Sergey will have his surgery. My prayers go out to him and his wife. It is not easy having life changing injuries. I am so glad you are able to make a difference for him and his family.

Hilary Marquis said...

What a wonderful 10 minutes. Thank you for bringing this man and his family HOPE! Give the girls and Julie our love.

Anonymous said...

"Take the wife out for supper" .. that is good world wide advice Johnny. :) Again the Iam1RU mission is vital to the work.

Great seeing Lena ministering alongside ...

My prayers for a complete recovery for Sergey.

Be blessed!

PR
Norwood

Carol Wessel said...

Hope; what a marvelous thing! It keeps on growing even here at home.

Anonymous said...

"Seek Ye first" What a verse! It's like WWJD with hands and feet!!
I may just take a little money and invest in the Kleenex paper products company (I hear the stocks are at great price for the buyer and the products are flying off the shelves)
EJR&S