We want to express our appreciation to all of you who have been praying for Eliana. She is getting better everyday. We are in close contact with a doctor in Richmond about her medicine. As we said earlier it is a very strong medicine. Please pray with us that she will be able to be discontinue the medicine soon. We wanted to share a couple of things that the Lord did throughout this trial.
After a week in the hospital in Foz (a city in Brazil), we arrived at the hospital in Sao Paulo on Jan. 1. The pediatric neurologist that has the most experience with encephalitis was on vacation until January 25th. He came off of vacation just to take Eliana as a patient. As we were leaving the hospital he said we was returning to his vacation. We praise the Lord for bringing him to oversee Eliana.
We are thankful for how the Lord spoke and comforted us through this time. On Christmas day we were really frightened at what was happening. I was returning from the hospital with our other kids. As my mind and heart were so anxious, Abby called out from the back seat, “Be still and know that I am God.” That was the very Scripture we needed and held on to for the days to come.
The Lord greatly encouraged us with your emails. We appreciate all of your concerns and prayers for our daughter. We believe that the Lord answered our prayers!
We have included some pictures below from the hospital.
Steven and Cindy Jobert