Please pray for healing for Dan & safe travels for Kevin!

Dear Intercessors,

I am writing this from the hospital in Antigua as Heidi brought me the laptop. We do not have internet here at the hospital, but it sure feels good to write you this note directly which Heidi will send once she is back in Chimaltenango.

I continue feeling about the same, which is very different for me. I have about 1-2 hours a day when I am out of bed, or able to at least sit, rather than just lie here. The doctors have assured me that if I do not rest, even after I leave here, that this will take a year to recover from. It has been awesome though to have more time in God’s word, prayer and deep thoughts of the mission and God’s plan for the future. God and Heidi had warned me to slow down for awhile, guess God got tired of waiting! I do know that I am exactly where God wants me to be, even if to some that does not seem possible. My God has proven His immense power and protection in my life more times than I could ever tell. This is no different! This is time between me and God to reflect, ponder everything, and also pray over the future. Time I would have not just taken on my own, sure the time everyday in devos, but this is much different, much deeper in Him! If He has toallow me to be sick to spend this intimate time, perfect! I know that
I will be strengthened as will my family and the mission!

The yellow is starting to leave my eyes, and we trust then will begin leaving the rest of me. More testing is scheduled for Tuesday and after these tests, the doc will make a decision on how much longer I may need to stay. Kevin Van Wyhe from Ivanrest has once again come alongside us and he will be arriving with Tuesday’s team around midday, his third trip here in as many months. Between him and Chad (who has worked a ton with us here and was already a part of this next team) Heidi’s cargo will lessen. Spiritually, Kevin will lead the team from devotions to all field related evangelism and back again. Chad will handle much of the construction and organizational stuff. Please pray for Kevin, Chad, and all our staff as they have their hands full. Pray for Team Hamilton/Harlem as they arrive Tuesday. They will build Wed, Thu, and dedicate Friday with Sat and Sunday completing the clinic outreaches and Monday night as their final devo.

Our plans were to stay in Guatemala until mid August, but we are beginning to talk with Delta Airlines to change our tickets to leave on the 31st as our last team leaves. Being that the doc says that even after I leave here, I am on bed rest for 15 days, it would be more restful in Michigan than here as our door here is always a busy place. After the initial call, Delta was unwilling to help, or at least unwilling unless we pay some high ticket change fees. Pray for softened hearts and the right connections within Delta which will also allow more rapid and better exams in Michigan than are possible here in Guate.

As always, continue to pray for recovery, but pray even more that I remain in the center of God’s perfect and holy will. That is more important than all the health money can or cannot buy. Thank you for all the prayers and emails of encouragement and love.

HIS servant,


Kevin has just left to go back to Guatemala. He is eager to do whatever he can to help Dan & Heidi. Please pray for him as he steps into a role that is unfamiliar. He doesn’t know this team and he wants to lead in a positive way. Please pray for wisdom as he tries to discern what God is calling him to do this week.Please pray for healing for Dan! This is going to be a long and slow recovery! Please pray for Heidi as she is feeling the stress and is also not feeling well.Kevin is going to be updating his page here from the summer trip. I know it would mean a great deal to him if you could post your thoughts to him. Thank you for all the people who stepped up and offered to watch our kids, since I am leaving tomorrow morning for a conference in Minnesota. Thank you Al & Sheri for opening up your home to our kids. They can’t wait for me to go so they can come over and play!! 🙂

We trust that God has this perfectly in His plans and that He will bless this trip once again!

In His Grip,

Kristy Van Wyhe


~ by teamivanrest on July 24, 2007.

2 Responses to “Please pray for healing for Dan & safe travels for Kevin!”

  1. Hey Kev,
    I thought of you many times today along with the rest of the staff at the mission. I’ll keep praying for all of you.

    In HIS grip, no matter what.


  2. kevin,
    Just thinking about you. Hoping everything is going okay!
    I am praying that Dan and Heidi and the kids are okay and can get home soon!
    Love ,Lori

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