Recently, we returned from 18 days in Honduras. During our stay, we were introduced to new patients including a young woman, “Katherine”, who visited us with her foster mother. She had moved from her home because her mother suffers from severe mental illness and it was an unhealthy environment. Katherine’s symptoms included severe headaches, blurred vision and a deep fear “she was going crazy.” Tom took a medical history, did an eye exam and spoke with a neurologist we had recently met in Comayagua. He arranged for an appointment the next day, and also found a trustworthy place to perform a CT scan.
Thankfully, the neurologist agreed with Tom’s initial assessment, Katherine was suffering from migranes, and although they can be incapacitating, it wasn’t what she truly feared, or anything life threatening. The day after Katherine’s medical exams were completed, we received the letter below which was kindly translated by Esperanza supporter, Ursula Millard.
Dear Doctor and his Wife,
I am very grateful for what you have done for me. I cannot pay for it, but I know that God will bless you wherever you go because you do something very special. Thank you, thank you, and thank you very much. I know that God brought you to my life, and you have been such a blessing. I wish you the best always. I will always remember you. You are people with a great heart and I know that God will always be with you and will make you stronger. With the blood of Christ bless you always. Thank you. I appreciate it with all my heart. I love you very much.
If God is with you nothing can harm you.
Do not be afraid nor give up because The Lord is with you.
I love you a lot. I love you a lot.
As we celebrate Easter today, we are reminded of the many blessings in our lives. Receiving Katherine’s letter was quite humbling and once again we realize the gifts we receive from others far outweighs the efforts we make.