Urgent Prayer Request

An urgent prayer request. An email came to us last May 28, 1997. David and Michelle Allen are missionaries to Thailand. Please pray for him!

David has an invasion of his body by unknown pasasites and apparently only has 2 months to live if God does not intervene. He is a young missionary to Thailand with a 4 month old daughter, Brianna. He comes from a long line missionary family. Please lift David and his family before the throne of grace.

Below is quoted from David:

"My condition is quite serious now. The body is beginning to break down because I have no more fat or nutrient reserves. My diet consists mostly of vege broth, gatorade, and saltines. I tried homemade bread a few weeks ago and ended up in the emergency room. I am in constant pain and have to take pain killers regularly. In the last 3 days there have been sharp pains in both kidneys.

So far, eight Drs. have not been able to diagnose the parasites. So they are now running tests to see if my kidneys are infected.... They have found two foreign agents, but no one can ID them. One of the effects is to prevent my GI track from absorbing nutrition.

CDC in Atlanta is 3-6 months behind, so they can not help in time. The Drs. are trying everyone else- they have pictures of the parasite in circulation, trying to get it identified.

I am not doing well. I feel like I am in a very dark valley right now. I have been praying for so long for help with no response, that I have become discouraged in prayer. This is a first for me in my life.

My prayers are now very elemental:"Father save me!" But the pain continues each day, and I continue to lose weight (lost over 30# to date). Please pray not only for my body but for my spirit. I have not known fear like this before. I don't want to be fearful, and I don't need to be fearful because I am confident in my salvation. I think my fear is related more to the thought of not being with my wife and new baby. This was the happiest time in my life before I became sick."

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