Yesterday I took some time off blogging and other distractions to soak up some time with Jesus and with my family. I was just sitting down to update you all on the last few days, when John came in telling me that our guide Helen said she was coming to pick us up to take Wesley back to the medical center.
He had tested positive for TB and had to go for a chest x-ray.
When we spoke with his foster parents a few weeks ago they told us that 4 yrs ago when Wesley came to them he was very sickly. But with good nutrition, exercise, and care he gained strength.
My little guy is parked beside me wiped out as I type this. He is so amazing and we love these boys more and more each day.
We arrived at the medical center and they quickly took us to the x-ray room. He started to cry a little but did great. We sat out in the waiting room as we saw his x-ray pop up on their screens and a few doctors gathered around it.
Helen soon let us know that his lungs showed signs of TB also and that our consulate appointment would need to be canceled for him tomorrow. Immigration will not allow him to enter the U.S. unless he has further testing done to see if it is active TB.
So…Hudson will have his consulate appointment tomorrow while one of us stays with Wesley at the hospital for his spit test. For the next three mornings Wesley will have a spit test done and each afternoon we will get the results. If all 3 show up negative we will have a consulate rescheduled for him for Monday of next week. And if it is positive one of us will have to stay here with him for 2months while he receives treatments.We are not allowing ourselves to dwell on the latter, but are realistically praying for God to prepare our family for either.
We are clinging to the GREAT Physician, Jesus Christ, who has healing in his wings, while continuing to pray Psalm 91 over our family and little Wesley.
Will you please stand in again for our family, praying for strength and trust while we face these unknowns.
Just as I type this we got a message from our guide in Xian that if he would’ve had it his foster parents or foster brothers or sisters probably would’ve gotten it. So we are hanging onto this good news and praying what showed up are old scars of what God has already healed!!
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Thank you to my dear friend Susannah who sent these songs to me when we were in Guiyang and I was battling the darts of fear being hurled at me. Today by no chance or accident, the first song was playing when we found out we had to go back to the medical center for Wesley. I am taking this as a very strong and fierce message to our enemy that we will not be shaken because our Great Physician is the one we rest in. On the way home from the medical center I heard the scripture “the plague will not come nigh thy dwelling place” Thank you to each one of you texting us, praying and fighting again against yet another attack on our family here in China. These boys will come home and settle into their family. The darts of the enemy are being quenched again by shields of faith lifted up!!