Ariel is looking a lot better today. He is out of the ICU and in the spinal ward. He is eating now. Praise God!
Please continue to pray for healing. He does have some feeling and some movement. Today there has been some positive encouragement from the specialist about recovery. Again we await further time and tests, and wait on God to see how that will work out. As Ariel said the other day… something like:
Whatever my body can or can’t do I have the one thing I need – Jesus and my salvation in Him.
Ariel’s faith remains strong. Yesterday when I walked in to see him he was asking the nurse about another patient and offering to pray for him!! Kirsty also had an amazing opportunity for witness in ICU with a wife who had just lost her husband. Kirsty was able to pray with her at her husband’s bedside. Just as the apostle Paul had his stints of ‘jail ministry’ it seems the Kurilowiczs are busy with ‘hospital ministry’. Not to mention how their faith is an encouragement to us looking on!
When they are ready for visitors I’ll let you know. At present we still need to wait.
Thank you all so much for your love and concern. Ariel and Kirsty are very aware of the prayers and concern of so many. They are incredibly grateful.
Let me share some verses that touched Ariel on Saturday from Psalm 18:
I love You, LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies. 4 The ropes of death were wrapped around me; the torrents of destruction terrified me. 5 The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. 6 I called to the LORD in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.
Psalm 18:1-6 CSB
Grace and peace in Christ, Mark