Just a day or so after his death, Dr Kelly (our missionary pediatrician who has been working to get Grace to the U.S.), got word that all the paperwork had gone through and that a hospital in the States was accepting Grace and they would do the surgery she needs to live.
My girls met Grace just a few weeks ago and they go to school with her. Well, they have just clicked with her and have become good little friends. They can't communicate (she speaks Kabiye and just a little French) but they don't seem to let that hinder them.
When Eliza and Olivia heard Grace was going to the US and would be flying on a plane they wanted to do something for her. So we went through the things we have here and made her a little bag with crayons, a coloring book, glow sticks (for when it gets dark on the plane), some stickers, a little doll and some fruit snacks. Yesterday evening we went to visit Grace at her home and give her the little bag. At first, Grace was a little shy. I think she was surprised at all the Yovos (white people) at her house. But soon, they all grabbed hands and went to play on a big pile of dirt. There was lots of giggling!
Would you please pray for Grace. Her surgery is this Tuesday. Please pray that the Lord will allow the surgery to be successful, that Grace would do well and that she can return home quickly so that her family can continue to be a testimony for Christ.