We received a call at 2 a.m. that Kena has given birth to their fourth child yesterday. Afterwards however, she has been bleeding and the doctor in the tribe was unable to stop the bleeding. Then weather and time of day prevented the plane from evacuating her to the nearest hospital. Therefore we request urgent prayer for Kena, and also for Willis and the children.
Kena is the lead teacher for the Sunday school and ladies ministry in the tribe as well as heading up the literacy program, leading the local women’s group, providing medical help where needed, along with being a wife and mother of four beautiful children. She is also our adopted daughter, and her children are like grandchildren to us.
Willis is a shepherd to the flock of Wusuraambya believers. He is a prayer warrior, a Bible teacher, an evangelist, and a servant to many. He has been involved in every outreach since (and including) 2005. He has been beaten publicly and privately because of his faith and service to the Lord.
Satan has been unsuccessful at stopping Willis and Kena through other people. Is Kena’s uncontrolled bleeding just another way that Satan is trying to interfere with what God is doing in Wusuraambya? But Jesus said, “on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18) Pray that God will completely heal Kena, and by doing so, defeat Satan’s efforts in Wusuraambya.
Thank you for praying!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Andrew & Cathy Goud
Thanks for continuing to pray for Willis, Kena, and their son Caleb. Here is the latest report from a co-worker in Papua New Guinea who wrote us this morning;
We went in for the visiting hours today 12 till 1 p.m, No report yet on the x-ray results. That’s to be expected because it is the weekend. Caleb continues to make progress. He objects to the injections so the nurses have left the canula in and are giving the injection in of the saline solution, That’s the only time they have it running now, Kena said.
Nothing more to report at this stage.
Thanks for continuing to pray for complete healing for Caleb.
Please pray for Willis and Kena, and their son Caleb who is extremely ill right now. We are told by the mission doctor that Caleb needs surgery urgently or may die, but when we tried to arrange a medical evacuation for them from Wusuraambya there were no planes able to pick them up.
We also just heard that Kena’s clan is wanting to take her away from Willis and Caleb and give her to another clan member who already has multiple wives. Pray that God would once again change their minds and protect Kena and Willis’s marriage. You may remember that Willis and Kena’s marriage was the first Christian marriage in Wusuraambya. We don’t want to see Satan destroy what God has done there!