Recently I read a quote in a book that went something like:
A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart and sings it to you when you forget it.There are and will usually be circumstances in our life's journey that will silence the good song that the Lord has put in our hearts. The song of faith is one of those that is often challenged.
|Robert ... man of God ... song of faith in his heart|
The application for visa began and seemed to be moving forward with typical bureaucratic progress. The consular in Kampala even sent emails to the medical personnel in Spokane for verification of promises made in the application form. But, once the embassy knew Robert was coming to the United States for cancer treatment they seemed to have a strategy to deny him unless he could provide health insurance for all his medical needs while in the United States. Although I made several contacts from Uganda to help find health insurance for an African man diagnosed with cancer that would cover him in America, the song of hope in my heart disappeared. While Robert was given 12 months to obtain that improbable insurance coverage, all of us concerned and connected with his attempt to get a visa abandoned it and began to think about getting the best medical care for him in Uganda.
|Robert's first treatment with Paclitexil|
Robert's new doctor first of all made sure that Robert was correctly diagnosed since this form of cancer is usually the result of the patient also being HIV positive and is fast acting. Robert has never been HIV positive and has had this condition since 2008. A new biopsy was taken and the tissue samples sent to the United States. The lab test confirmed the initial diagnosis.
|Resting in God's grace through faith|
This treatment will cost Robert in the neighborhood of $2,200 to $2,5000. Robert is loved by so many and Grace Giving International, who is the primary ministry who sustains the work of Fountain of Hope Ministries in Bukeeka under the direction of Robert, are confident they will gather the funds to see that Robert receives his treatment. Should you wish to contribute you can do so at http://www.gracegivinginternational.org/
Robert is doing well and has done well throughout this lengthy and challenging battle with cancer. God has put so many people around him who love him. And when he forgets the song of his heart God has provided friends who sing to him.