This won’t be much of a blog, but I can’t sit up for very long just yet. The doc said it was an almost fatal case of malaria, but I suspect every case of malaria you survive was an almost fatal case. The problem for me was it hit at the same time as two other infections, one from a broken tooth, and another internal one—both undiagnosed but treated now. I can’t ever remember being that sick and rather hoping the almost wouldn’t have been included, but God seems to have a lot of work left for me to do. No rest for the weary. I am somewhat better although very, very weak as malaria destroys red blood cells, so it’ll be a while till I’m back to as near normal as I get. I’ve got an appointment at the missionary dental clinic in Mwanza on Wednesday, so I’ll get that bad tooth cut out then. Something else to anticipate with joy.
The case before the High Court of Tanzania had a three-day negotiation period that ended on Friday and left the judge angry at those suing our church. He declared that on the 19th of September he would issue his final ruling in our favor. He kept challenging those suing us to show him in the Bible where they were right and correctly told them that they were after money and money alone. He was mad, but that worked in our favor. We will no longer be bothered by the Kenya church or its ministers here, and they can not ever bring suit again. Cost us quite a bit, but hey, what can you do? We triumphed and that was the important thing.
I’ve got to brag on my son John, who went without sleep for several days to make sure I had everything I needed and took my medication on time. Didn’t even run from the room during the vomiting (rather a lot of that this time). Then, last night, he made a fantastic tomato soup from our local tomatoes that was just perfect for my weakened system. He kept me supplied with apple juice, brought in another fan to keep me cool, and checked on me almost every fifteen minutes. Pretty proud of that boy.
Thank you very much to all those who kept me in their prayers. It meant a lot to know how many cared and prayed and commented. I am honored and humbled by your caring.