I suppose this could happen in other countries…maybe even in the U.S. but for some reason I doubt it. Praise God there are no mistakes when it comes to the lives of His children. I’m sure there was a reason for this odd event.
The following are excerpts from two emails we received this week from another CAM missionary team asking for prayer for a leader in their church who went in to Mexico City for surgery yesterday. The first message below was from yesterday and the second one was received this morning.
Pray for brother Martín and this surgery and maybe a prayer for the surgeon would be in order too!
MESSAGE FROM MONDAY MORNING:
He (Martín) will be admitted to the hospital La Raza in Mexico City this morning at 9 and then have two stints put in to unblock two arteries to his heart. One is 25% blocked and the other 50% blocked. Please pray that the surgery goes well and for his wife Lucero, and their kids Gustavo, Ceci, David and Lucerito.
MESSAGE FROM TUESDAY MORNING (today):
We want to thank you for your prayers for Martín.
We accompanied Martín and his wife and arrived at the hospital La Raza at 9 a.m. on the dot, the time he was instructed to be there. We sat and waited, and waited, and waited and finally they called him at 4:55 p.m., 8 hours later! But it wasn’t for his surgery, it was to tell him that his operation was basically overlooked and the surgeon went home!
They did admit Martín to the hospital and put him in a nice room. When he finally got settled in, it was about 7:30 p.m. Now the plan is to put the stints in during the day today.
So all this to say, please keep praying for the surgery today, sometime…maybe.
Martín and his wife really appreciate your prayers. We’’ll update you when we hear something.
Oh, boy! Yeah, the medical costs may be less here, but there’s something lacking in the quality of patient care…