Monday, January 25, 2016

And . . . dengue.

Remember how last week my companion had all the symptoms of dengue but it wasn't dengue? Well . . . it was dengue. On Wednesday we went back and got the analysis done, and her platelets had dropped significantly below normal.

And mine were even worse.

Yeah, we both had dengue. So we have been in the pension all week resting. My companion is back to normal now, but my platelets are still pretty low. But I got an analysis done today and they are starting to increase, so that is good!

Meanwhile we have been well cared for by the people around us. The wife of the owner of our pension accompanied us to the doctor to get our analyses done, and also made soup for us on various occasions. One family of members sent us a thermos of soup and a bag of bread. Another member, a recent convert, calls us every day to ask how we are doing. And the other sisters here in Minga visited some of our investigators for us. So we are in good hands!

I am reminded of a scripture that I found as I was in the airplane to Buenos Aires. It is in the Book of Mormon and reads:
"Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?" (Mormon 5:23)
I testify that we are in the hands of God. If we trust in Him and keep His commandments, He will take care of us. We don't need to be afraid because He is watching out for us.

Hermana Watts

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry you and your companion were sick. I read the later post and it seems you are better. It is no fun being sick on your mission, or any other time.