Sunday, September 16, 2012

Jason Cleared for Travel

Emma and Jason hangin' out in the leukemia ward

We just got clearance for Jason to travel to Lima with his mother and brother. The doctor asked if I knew anyone that would be able to arrange for the tickets and take them as it will be a difficult journey to a big intimidating city where this family has never traveled.  My initial thought was correct! My wife would love to go and serve this family in this capacity. What an amazing woman she is! I am so proud of how she has just jumped on board with getting our little Jason some help.
Here is the deal. We first have to get Jason to Lima for some final tests. From there it looks like he will need to be transferred to the final facility to do the bone marrow transplant. It looks like Chile is the destination. The cost at this point is estimated to be around $30,000 dollars. Gulp!!! That is a big number to come up with. I am confident that God has a reason to keep Jason around. It is no accident that Jason has beat this cancer once already, triumphed over a blood infection in his brain that had him in a coma for days,  and has been blessed with a donor which is a huge miracle in and of itself. Those are all huge mountains that have been conquered.
Jason has been prayed for like no other…I am so thankful for so many of you that have been following Jason’s story. Please keep him in your prayers. We are not finished by any means. It just now gets a bit more exciting. 
There have been many of you that have expressed interest in helping Jason. Some already have made contributions. We are now at the time where Jason needs the bone marrow transplant. We are working with a number of organizations here to help with the costs. However, many of those have been providing the medical treatment to this point. This bone marrow transplant is not all covered by the government.  The family has nothing. What I am excited to see is God’s faithful, jump in and help my little friend get another shot at life.
Please pray and consider how you can help. The outflow starts here. We have the resources for the Lima portion of the trip, but not for the travel to Chile and the medical cost of Chile. For that, we will need a lot of people chipping in to make a difference. We have set up a way to make donations to Jason’s cause via a church in New York that is going to help with some of the administration. A big thank you to Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene for your willingness to jump in and help!!!
Checks can be made out to "WVCN-Missions" or "Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene-Missions" or simply "WVCN". Please write “ for Jason in Peru”  on the memo line of the check to make it easier for tracking. Also, please mail it to the attention of:
Linda Krupp, NMI President
Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene
601 State Route 94 North
Warwick, NY 10990

If any of you would like more information about Jason, or have any creative ways to come up with the resources to make this thing happen, I am all ears. Keep praying and trusting! God is working!
Scott Englund, Missionary in Peru

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