July 12, 2012
A few months ago, in a hospital bed in Bangladesh, eight-year-old Champa lay in severe pain and unable to walk. Dr. Les Morgan, PC(USA) coworker and medical advisor for Christian Mission Hospital, examined Champa and determined that she suffered from an inflammation of the spinal cord, a complication of Chicken Pox. “By the time I finished examining Champa we were friends and knew better what we were facing,” Dr. Morgan says. “Although I advised her doctors how to treat her, I could not assure Champa or her parents that she would walk again, since two-thirds of patients with this disease do not fully recover.”
As Champa lay in her hospital bed, barely able to move, Dr. Morgan knew how afraid she was. When he left the hospital he wrote a prayer for Champa and sent it to a number of people who regularly pray for Dr. Morgan and his wife, Dr. Cindy Morgan, and their work in Bangladesh.
Almighty God, Sustainer of life, we pray for eight-year-old Champa . . . two weeks ago she came down with chicken pox, then several days later developed an inflammation of her spinal cord, a rare complication of the disease. She has pain in her back and weakness in her legs, leaving her unable to walk. Lord, she is afraid. Stay by her side during the forthcoming weeks, and by your healing grace, remove her pain and strengthen her legs so that she may walk again. We pray in the name of Christ. Amen.
In May, Dr. Morgan drove out to help a clinic in a remote village school. As he set up his medical equipment, to his surprise, Champa came running up to him. “She was full of life, a glowing, effervescent youth!”
Dr. Morgan thanks all who prayed for Champa. “I believe God works through the community of faith that surrounds and supports me in my service as a missionary,” he says. “It is with great joy that I report to you God’s works of goodness and mercy, revealed in the shared ministry to which he has called us.”
MBF is committed to raising support for Drs. Cindy and Les Morgan in their medical work in Bangladesh. If you are interested in helping, please contact MBF online or at 800-547-7627.