Flori won the hearts of all who knew her. In her memory, we search for answers to preventable deaths from cervical cancer.
Flori spent the night with my mom. They called me at 1 AM because her pain was so bad that they weren't sure what to do. I assured them that her pain would be better once the radiation treatment started. That's all that Flori needed to hear. My wonderful mom brought her to the store today and bought her all kinds of clothes! Flori told me tonight that she feels so guilty that my mom was so generous but I assured her that mom lives to be so kind! Melinda (our prayer warrier!) arranged to have a group of people at our house tonight to pray with Flori. So wouldn't you know, Flori spent 2 hours cooking tortillas and empenadas to serve the guests! The people that came all helped in the preparations. My son, Russ, and his friends were here and we all joined in praise of God and His steadfastness. After eating, we sat around the table and read from Philipians and asked for God's help in facing our anxieties. Then we individually prayed for her. We know that there are some people with cancer like hers that ARE saved! We ask God to guide us through this whole process.
So after everyone left, Flori and I sat for 2 hours talking about so many things. It is like she is my soulmate! We talked about the great poverty of loneliness and want in the United States and the great poverty of physical pain, hunger and injustice in countries like Guatemala. We both laughed at how God joined this unlikely pair together! We each found our favorite bible verses that we shared. We beseeched God to cure her and to also cure the hatred that exists around the world. We asked Him to guide us in all our efforts and to realize that He does indeed have a plan in bringing us together. Flori talked about how all of her family were so astounded that Americans would care enough to bring her here. She and I talked about how we know that God does indeed want this world to be one of peace and love. I can't thank all of you enough for making her treatment here possible. Let's all pray that this time will be one of great healing, not just for Flori, but for all of us in whatever trials we face.