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[JULY 2019] THANK YOU for following our journey these last two years as our family served with Mercy Ships! We appreciate your prayers, encouragment, financial support...We are so grateful for you partnering with us! -- We are now back in Alabama trying to transition back into our community. ~ The Barton Family

Sunday, February 11, 2018

I was told "God is at work!"

Stephanie & Julienne
I find myself thinking frequently about you, our supporters, our friends and family. I sincerely want you to feel a part of this great thing we are doing here in Cameroon.

I want you to know... 
  • Your prayers and financial support is the reason why people are being healed from the inside and out. 
  • Our patients come in broken. The love poured over them and the gospel they hear is as much a part of their healing process as surgery. 
  • Before and after pictures remind me this ship that brings free, safe surgery is a weird and wonderful place to do life and raise our kids!
I also want you to know that the last 6 months have been full of challenges. Let's be honest, it has been rough!!!

My crainiofacial patients had lots of complications. Their road to recovery has been hard. Four of my five patients have struggled to heal. But you know what? OUR God finishes the good work he starts and we will see complete healing.

In our family, we have also had huge struggles as well. The biggest struggle has been with our five
year old Ezra.

At the beginning of the school year, we decided he needed to be tested. I clearly heard from the Lord that it was going to be fine. I wish I could tell you that for the last 5 months I did not worry, stress, and cry over our future here, but that would be a lie. I listened to noise around me instead of remembering His promises and it was so painful.

This week we scheduled appointments for when we are home during the summer. Not only were we able to get all the appointments that we needed (during a small window of time), the services were offered free of charge!

I was told, "God is at work!" Yep! He sure is! He is at work in this place both in our hospital and in our little cabin. ~ Stephanie

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