On Thursday, Jemar is having surgery. It’s an amazing story how he got to this point.
You may remember Jemar from my trip to the Philippines in May. I met him in Masbate, which is a small island about an hour’s flight from Manila.
Jemar had a bad infection in his leg, so I snapped a photo, and when I returned to the big island, I showed a missionary friend.
A group of doctors were at the missionary base that day, and after examining the picture, said he must get to a hospital in Manila right away.
I asked the LORD, “How will he get to Manila?” We had $26 in our ministry bank account. Then I got an email from a U.S. couple who felt led to give. I hadn’t mentioned our need to anyone but the LORD!
So Jemar and his illiterate grandmother, who didn’t have a government ID card, flew on a big plane to the big island. They said they felt so rich.
At the big hospital, Jemar got examined. The doctors say Jemar has a medical developmental disorder that thickens the bone and gives it a wax-like appearance. Without help, he could lose the leg.
But now a donor has given for the medical expenses and on Thursday, Jemar will have surgery.
From a photo, to onsite doctors, to a plane ride bought by strangers, to the big hospital, to a surgery bought by a stranger, Jemar is experiencing the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 says, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
When the body works, it really works.
Please pray for Jemar.