Published: August 4th 2008August 4th 2008
Friends and Blog Readers,
I just got word that Mina, the baby who's baptism we were privileged to witness and share with all of you, is in the hospital in Assiut, Egypt tonight. What I didn't tell you in my blog initially was that Mina was born with a hole in his heart and with asthma. Health in Egypt is not what it is here and so Mina will very likely die. When I spoke to my friend Kadry this evening he said, "I think he is dying tonight."
Please pray for Mina as well as for his mother, Kadry's sister Amal, and her husband and their children.
The baptism was not supposed to happen when we were there, but the reason it was moved ahead was that they had just learned of Mina's diagnosis.
It is my hope and prayer that the assurance of Mina having been joined in death and life to Jesus in his baptism, will be a source of comfort and peace to his family at this time.
Lord have mercy.