Monday, March 15, 2010

A Hug from God

Varney with his mother in Africa.

A couple of months ago I was surfing the web and came
across a neurosurgeon who had perfected a new
treatment for (water on the brain) hydrocephalus.
I immediately wrote him about a little boy we
were trying to help in Liberia Africa. The doctor
in Liberia said he could not be helped, but I just
refused to believe that.
The neurosurgeon in the U.S. responded that he would
love to see Varney, but it might be a better option to see a
a doctor he had trained in Ghana Africa, only two
hours from Liberia.
He agreed to e-mail this doctor and get back to me.

I waited two weeks with no response. I tried to be patient because I knew that African countries usually moved a lot slower than America, but I felt this pressing
need in my spirit to keep pushing forward.

I e-mailed the U. S. doctor again and he said that he was sorry, maybe I needed to see another doctor he had trained in another African country.

It had been a really long week, doctor appointments, tons of paperwork, shopping…..
I tried to think in my mind how to proceed. My tired brain just couldn’t focus… I felt helpless…

So, I cried. Deep sobbing, pleading crys. Crying out to God
for help. How can I help this little boy Lord? Why are
the doors closing? I know that the God who created this whole entire universe can open any doors he chooses, please God open this one.

And I left it at that.

The next morning I checked my e-mail and the U.S. doctor had written back. He e-mailed the doctor in Ghana again and he said he had tried to e-mail me,
there must have been problem. He was willing to see
I was so excited! It was like a big HUGE hug from God.

At that moment I knew God had heard my cries for help. He wrapped his arms around me and said “Tanya, I am here, I am blessings this ministry and these children, don’t give up.”

I so needed to hear his voice. To know that my efforts were backed by the power of a mighty living God.

So I move forward, writing the doctor in Ghana again
to see if his hospital will provide free care and we can
make a scheduled time to bring Varney to Ghana.
Now, with new confidence, that Jesus is doing the work and I am just his earthy instrument following his commands.

So if you are reading this blog please PRAY for Varney,
That we can get him medical help soon and all the doors
for his treatment will be opened.

Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world!!!


  1. What a wonderful answer to your prayers!! I have been praying for Varney as we pray for our own just turned two year old son Daniel, (AKA Secret,) an orphan in Liberia who also has untreated hydrocephaly. We have been woriin on getting him home for over a year.
    I love how God put Varney o your heart and just didn't let you let go!
    at Smithsoup

  2. TO God be the Glory,for those already touched by Varney.. to those who will be touched by Varney.