Why is This Man Smiling?

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This is John Macharia. John is 34 years old, married with 5 children ages 3-15. He works doing masonry and construction but has difficulty because of his injury.

Six years ago, while walking home from work, he was, unfortunately, caught in cross fire as police were chasing thieves in his neighborhood. He was shot in the leg and bones were shattered, as well as vascular damage being extensive. During surgery the bones were set with a metal plate but the veins and arteries were not properly treated leaving a fistula and aneurysm of the femoral artery. Because of poor circulation – femoral arterial venous fistula and femoral aneurysm – his wound has never healed properly.

After surgery he spent 6 months in a cast. He is constantly in pain. After 6 years this became an overwhelming burden to him as he hasn’t been able to provide well for his family. He was on the verge of suicide when one of our StoneHouse pastors met him and gave him hope. We are helping John get the surgery he needs. It’s amazing that he hasn’t lost his leg. He loves God and feels his prayers have at last been answered. With the hope of surgery and rehabilitation he will be able to provide for his family. His surgery is this coming Monday, September 24th … please pray for John.

We are so grateful to the ministry of ‘Soaring Eagles Ministry’ for reaching out to African disciples like John and making this life changing assistance possible. This smile is for you. Blessings from Africa

Update on John’s Surgery

Bless the Lord!

John Macharia is back from the hospital and the surgery was a success. Shown here with his wife, son and shepherd Robert, John is very, very happy. Constant pain and the threat of losing his leg is gone! Thanks to everyone who prayed for John and a special thanks to ‘Soaring Eagles Ministry’ for funding the operation. Thank you, thank you and Asante Sana!

Blessings from StoneHouse

John and his wife told us today that people in the hospital were praising God for what has happened to him. The Glory of God is spreading across Kenya.

Follow up on John

Yesterday, at morning devotions, John Macharia and his wife came by to share more of the outcome of his recent surgery. He says for the first time in six or seven years, he slept through the night. He has no pain. John said that the surgeons prayed together with him before they operated. How good is our God?

Though the wound looks gruesome, it is beautiful to us. Why? Because its bleeding for the first time in 7 years and has begun to fill in. The vein surgery succeeded and is now supplying blood to his wound, thus the leg is healing. We so thank our Father for saving John’s leg. We also thank the surgeons, all our prayer partners and Austin Park and Soaring Eagles Ministry for their financial assistance. Thank you all so much, Asante sana!