Saturday, September 08, 2007

PRAY HARDEST, WHEN ITS HARDEST TO PRAY

Hi Friends,
I came onto blogger to post a little about my recent vacations, but when I read the following letter in my email, my focus changed. Suddenly my vacation seemed so unimportant. I finished reading the letter with tears flowing. Read the letter I've included, and you'll see why. Have a blessed Lord's Day!
Love,
Pam
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Serving in Central African Republic for 35 Years
THE DALE BAKER'S
Your Part Our Part
To Pray and To Give To Pray and To Go

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Dearest Prayer-Partners: September 8, 2007

Yesterday, I had to get up at 5:30 AM to get Mary into the hospital by 7:30. She had to have more fluid removed from her abdominal area. We got back to my brother's house at 10:30. They removed 5 more liter's of fluid. This is the 7th time they removed fluid because of her liver which was non-functional. This made a total of 27.7 liter's. When I brought her home and got her settled down as I always did things just didn't seem the same as before. I made her a potato patty which she enjoyed and it set well with her. I stayed with her because I didn't want to leave her alone until Ethel and our daughter Lisa came in to stay with her so I could go to a commitment which I had to be at. I returned at 5 PM to be with Ethel and Mary. My brother Jerry comes home from work at about 7:30. My daughter Lisa had to go to pick up her daughter's at school. When I returned, I noticed that Mary was going down hill rapidly. At six o'clock I took her into the toilet after which I took her back to lie down. Immediately she said that she had to go to the toilet again. I took her in once again and she said, "Dale, don't leave me here alone." I stayed with her as I saw that she was not well at all. I was taking her back out to lie down in the living room when I noticed that her legs were giving out and she seemed to be fainting. Ethel called for the EMS while I was trying to hold her up. She got too heavy for me so I had to sit her on the floor. EMS arrived soon after and I was holding her up so she wouldn't fall down. They worked on her and very shortly after they said that she had passed away. This was at 6:55 PM! I believe that she actually died in my arms when she got so heavy for me to hold her up.
Thank you for your prayers for Mary!
His and Yours for Others,
Dale and Ethel

PS: OUR LOSS IS HEAVEN'S GAIN She is with the Lord

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BAPTIST NEW CHURCH MISSION
P.O. Box 802--Oneco, FL 34264-0802
Tel: [941] 744-1626
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PRAY HARDEST, WHEN IT'S HARDEST TO PRAY
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NOTE FROM PAM: Mary Baker served the Lord in Africa for many years. She has lived in a missionary retirement home in Bradenton, FL for several years now due to her age and health. Up until a couple of years ago, Mary still spoke at ladie's functions and missionary conferences. When my niece Jackie was young, Miss Mary had a marvelous influence on her!

4 comments:

Webutante said...

It makes me want to weep. God bless this dear woman.

Pam, I have a new blog with a new URL and have also linked to you, along with Rita, there.

God bless.

~Ginger said...

So very sad to even read. May God hold this dear family close and give them His peace and comfort.

Love and prayers to you as well Pam.

~Ginger

I'm sure she finally heard, "Well done thou good and faithful servant!"

Jungle Mom said...

She was a true missionary. I am crying, but I just realized she will be with her two Africaan minister sons that were killed by Idi Amin!!! PTL!!! God is always the final victor!!

Karen said...

Can you imagine THAT reception in heaven? Wow! She sounds like she was quite a woman of God.

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog and leaving a comment!

Karen in Michigan