"Motivos de oracion" is used here in Chile for prayer requests and literally means "motives for prayer." Besides those I mentioned for our own family in the last post, I can think of three biggies right off the top of my head:
1. My niece Kendra, who is only 10 weeks old and will be having a full-body CAT scan under general anesthesia next Friday. Both an ophthalmologist and a neuro-ophthalmologist examined her after Jenn and Mark noticed that the pupil of one of Kendra's eyes did not dilate. The specialists said this can possibly indicate a condition known as Horner's Syndrome, which may be due to a variety of serious underlying disorders. Obviously the unknowns as well as having to put such a tiny baby under anesthesia are a matter of much concern. Please pray for Kendra and her family.
2. My teacher and friend, Monica Manriquez, who learned that her liver cancer is in stage 4 and has spread to some other organs. She is trusting the Lord but lost her job as assistant principal due to her cancer (she returned from surgery to find that she no longer had an office.) Finances are a concern on top of the details of further treatment. Please pray for Monica and her family.
3. Our pastor's wife and friend, Betsy, who underwent another surgery today. She hopes to have a quick recovery, as this is her third time undergoing this particular endoscopic procedure. However, her great desire is just to be well again and able to live life fully and normally. Please pray for Betsy and her family.