Monday, April 22, 2013

Brother Batel


Greetings in Jesus most precious Name, the One that came and died for each person, and for Batel to, we have had a number of updates over the last year posted on this blog of Batel, and his abscess on his hip, and you probably noticed more posts then usual lately, well here is another one.
Batel came in 2 Friday's ago quite sick, he hadn't showed up for a few days because he couldn't walk, he lives back by the water falls, a few hours strong hike, anyway he came in on a horse, and the nurses put him on IV and strong antibiotics right away, they noticed his abscess, the was covered over and well filled, so Rhoda had to cut it open and a huge amount of puss comes flowing out, Brother Batel was in pain, but so lovingly bears it, at times 2 of the nurses had to hold him down because it is so painful, but even in the midst of pain he'll say something funny and laugh and cheer everybody up. 
But since he is to weak he's been here now over a week in the hospital room, and although his abscess looks better, we know that it is moving up into his hip to. We are not sure what it is, but we suspect bone cancer.
We are in the process of making the decision of putting him of intravenous so as not to prolong the inevitable,  Michael and the nurses don't think he has many more days to live, although he is spiritually very happy and rejoicing, his physical body is going down hill fast.

Rejoicing in His Savior!!!

Here is a testimony about Batel that has really touched us in a special way here at the mission. Michael came home one evening from Grafu, he decided to just stop in at the clinic at talk to Batel and pray for him, it was around 9:30 PM and he noticed Batel was asleep, so he shook him gently to wake him up, and Batel set up suddenly quite startled, and he said to Michael, "it's you, it's you," and he proceeded to share the dream Michael woke him up from, this is the dream.
I was someplace in a house, and I went out of the house and started walking, suddenly a cat came walking up to him, with fire coming out of it's eyes, and he said, I am the devil and I will kill you, Batel said, No you won't kill me, I will kill you, and he grabbed the cat by the neck and tried to kill it but couldn't, suddenly close by a man comes walking from behind a rock pile a little way of, and Batel tells him he can't kill that cat, the man comes up to him and touches the cat and the cat was suddenly dead, he threw it away beside the trail, and the man told Batel he needs to talk to Michael, but Batel said, "No, as long as your here, I'm fine," once more the man told him, he has to talk to Michael, and just then is when Michael gently woke him up, that is why he says, "it's you, it's you."
 It has been encouraging to see such a joyful man, and he freely talks about death, and that he is not scared at all, I walked to the clinic this morning, and took this picture and his big smile really touched me, he was so joyful, and then I spent time praying for him, his tears were rolling down his cheeks over his big smile, and before I left I gave him a hug, and he just kept saying thank you.
IT IS WORTH ALL CHEERING ONCE SOUL, IT IS WORTH TO SHOW JESUS TO ONE PERSON, IT IS WORTH IT ALL. LET US SERVE WHERE WE ARE AND GO WHERE HE ASKS US TO, DO NOT WAIT, IT COULD BE TO LATE FOR THAT SOUL.

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