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Day 9-12 – Back in Hyderabad

When we got to Hyderabad, we found out that my 4 1/2 year old nephew, Raahil, was ill.

He had rib pain and a high fever. At first we thought that he had a viral (flu) and perhaps had pulled a muscle in school. But the fever and pain persisted. It was so excruciating that my nephew was unable to sleep one night and had to be rushed to the emergency room. The doctor wasn’t very good and sent him home saying she thought it was gas.

However, when the pain persisted the next morning, my sister and brother-in-law took my nephew to the hospital for an ultrasound. In the ultrasound, the doctors could see that my nephew had some sort of infection. His condition was so serious that the doctors said he would have to be admitted to the hospital for at least 2 to 3 days.

We all prayed.  But, his admission into the hospital seemed inevitable. My sister packed her bags and prepared to be gone for a few days.  The general hospital had referred them to the children’s hospital.  And the children’s hospital was known to always be on “the safe side” and admit patients rather than sending them home.

Just before my nephew left for the hospital, he told his mom, “Mom pray that I don’t have to be admitted in the hospital.  And also pray that they do no do another blood test.”  They prayed.

And, praise God! Jesus did a miracle. The doctor did not admit my nephew and didn’t take another blood draw either.  Instead, he gave my nephew some antibiotics and sent him home!

Our God truly is a God of the impossible!

And the testimony gets even better.  The medicine was so bitter, so my nephew was unable to take it.  But, from the moment he came home from the hospital, his fever was gone and he was full of energy!  Jesus not only answered my nephew’s prayer of not wanting to be admitted in the hospital, but apparently, Jesus healed him as well!

Aside from my nephew’s ailment, our time in Hyderabad was pretty relaxing.  We didn’t even leave the house!  Mom and I helped my niece make 31 friendship bands to pass out to all her friends.  We braided yarn.  Surprisingly, the bands turned out nice.

I also had the opportunity to meet an amazing woman, Kalpana.  She has started a non-profit organization wherein they adopt existing schools for poor children and try to improve them drastically.  It was awesome hearing about the work she is doing…very inspiring.

We all sat around and tried to begin concretely planning our orphanage :)   Pray about that also.

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