The beginning of November reminded us of the reality of missionaries traveling with two young kids. The hour we were preparing to leave for our first long road trip up the East Coast, to visit our partnering churches and family, Patrick noticed an unnatural shine in Isabel’s eye. After closer inspection, we found that it was piece of glitter her eye. After many attempts to flush it out, we soon realized it must be embedded in the cornea. God sent us to a wonderful doctor that was willing to see Isa the next day, but it meant we had to cancel our meetings and trip until we knew Isa’s eye was safe. We took Isa to the appointment, knowing our only two options: Isa would have to stay calm to remove the glitter in-office or we would have to schedule eye surgery.
As we were headed out the door for the appointment, our land lady gave us an envelope and told us that someone who prays for us wanted to give us a gift. We put it in our pocket it and headed to the doctor close to downtown Atlanta. The doctor was very kind and amazingly patient with Isa. After lots and lots of screaming, crying, tears (and some from Isabel as well- hahaha), the doctor was able to get the glitter out without surgery. She also did her best to give us a discount, but the price was out-of-pocket and still very high. God knew. As Patrick looked inside the envelope, given to us that morning, there was just enough funds to cover the appointment and Isa’s medication. We are so thankful for those who allow God to use them to provide for our needs!
We left the next day, trying to catch up on our scheduled meetings, while making our way North towards Teresa’s family. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing many who have faithfully supported us throughout the years. The kids got to see so much of the US, and enjoyed many different “firsts.”
Though the rest of the month has not gone unscathed, having colds, bronchitis, aggravated joint pains, and symptoms from the cold, we are thankful to finally reach family. We are thrilled to introduce Ezra for the first time to Teresa’s brothers and extended family.
Even though we have only been back a very short time, each and every day we seem to miss Peru more and more. We went to the park, the other day, and Isa said she missed Peru, the food, and asked if we could go home. We are going to be pushing hard to get back as fast as possible, but we need your help. We will need to raise 43% more in financial support. Any help in finding new supporters is greatly appreciated. We are also trying to set our schedule for 2020. If you would like us to come by and visit, please let us know and we will try to work out a date. Feel free to contact us via email at or through our Facebook page at “Pruetts in Peru”. We have lots of photos there to see. Most importantly, we are ever so thankful for you. We can not do what God has asked us to do without you and your support. Thank you!