This is one of those posts that is hard for papa to do - and even harder to understand. I am requesting each of you to pray earnestly for Wendy.
Wendy is an early middle-age mom of nine children of various ages. She has opened her home to these children and many are adopted. She is a Godly woman and a great witness and testimony for Jesus. She took in these children because she believes that this is a ministry God has given her. However, it now appears Jesus wants to take Wendy home and is really testing her faith.
Wendy has a serious / terminal case of cancer - unless God works a miracle. The local medical care in this area have done all that they can do for her. I do believe this week that her parents are flying her out of the country to try a form of new medical treatment. This morning in church mom and dad were annointed for Wendy by the pastor and prayed over.
Even though I have no idea why God is allowing this, I still encourage the family to trust our Heavenly Father. He is in control of this universe - and Wendy. Thank you for praying.
UPDATE May 11, 2009: Wendy and her husband are in Mexico as I type this, looking at other treatment options. Keep them in your prayers.