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Saturday, July 28, 2018

I just can't make this stuff up.

Last week I wrote about our little girl named Dinah who needed heart surgery, urgently.  (You can read about it at Within 48 hours of my blog being posted, we had the entire $21,000 US that was needed, and I was absolutely in awe of God’s provision. Twenty-two different people responded and wanted to be a part of Dinah’s journey.

I quickly contacted the surgeon in Johannesburg and Dinah was booked for further assessment two days later (Wednesday), with surgery planned for Thursday.

In last week’s blog I also wrote about Camp Canaan and how the theme for the week was Jeremiah 29:11. The entire scripture reads, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Wait for it!

As we started the laborious paperwork required to take a child out of the country, I sent a text to Margie to ask what Dinah’s full name is as it is shown on her travel document as the surgeon needed it for his paperwork.  When Margie messaged me back, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Dinah’s middle name, given to her by her own mother, is PROSPER!

God’s plans are to PROSPER Dinah, and not to harm Dinah. He has plans to give her hope and a future, and that is just what happened.

Thursday morning Dinah went in for heart surgery and it was successful. 

Several hours after the surgery Margie (who was at the hospital with Welile) told me that the anesthesiologist told them that she would wave her $700 fee and asked that we use it for another child in need.  WHAT? Who does that? I sent an email to the surgeon whom I had been communicating with, and he responded saying that the surgeons were also waving their fees (another $3,000+) to support our work and our children. 

I sobbed as I read his email. These are TOP pediatric cardiac surgeons, and they are not charging us for doing Dinah’s surgery. Of course, there are still hospital costs, surgical costs etc, but we have funding for that.  What a huge God-kiss (and financial gift) that is to us. 

Dinah was to be in ICU for three days and in hospital for an estimated ten days (due to her weakened and malnourished little body), but on Friday she was moved to the ward and was doing well.  We are told that Dinah may even come home on Monday or Tuesday!!  

God is good, all the time, and I LOVE seeing how HE is touching people’s hearts and inviting them in to His story.

There are only two more days in our 2018 Diaper Drive and I am asking you to buy diapers and wipes for Dinah and her many many brothers and sisters.  Will you join the story today? It’s as easy as clicking on this link- the UPS container will ship from Georgia next week. 

Thank you on behalf of Dinah, and all the children who will benefit from your generosity.

Live from Swaziland … it is time for some rest.



  1. God is SO faithful. I love your blog. Just a reminder that God is still in the miracle business!!

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    1. Leslie HeresJuly 28, 2018 at 1:52 PM
      Oh my goodness...these are amazing stories of who is in control and how good God is always! Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Every time God works a miracle, a syncronity, or a beautiful event, my Mom would always say, " this brings tears to my eyes."

    Completely channeling my Mom now.....THIS brings tears to my eyes.


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