BOLAM Weekly Update: Dental Appointments and Prayers for Mom
* Children: Primrose reports that all of the children are doing well. Some had dental appointments to have teeth pulled. Previously, all of the children had oral exams as a local dentist came to Keirungi. A child’s heart: upon hearing that my mom was sick, Blessing and Nunu broke out in tears. How sweet and caring! Thank you for praying for all of our children: Joseph, Alex, Amanya, Kato, Kakuru, Gift, Night, Determine, Murungi, Antony, Deo, Opio, Odongo, Blessing, Shalom, Nunu, Evelyn, Friday, and Namara.
* Construction: Construction on the village administrator house is going well. Laborers worked on plumbing.
* Speaking Engagements: I preached at Crosstimbers Christian Fellowship last Sunday about seeking God in difficult times looking at the life and reign of King Asa. I will speak at Heritage Bible Church next Sunday 10/13 during their adult Sunday class. I am preparing for Missions Sunday at Crosstimbers October 27.
* Adoption: I met with the executive director and program supervisor from International Adoption Net, the adoption agency that a couple I am working with to adopt from Keirungi is using. Primrose is working on getting the necessary paperwork on Joseph and Murungi as they are the children the couple is looking at to adopt.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Mom: My mom had her follow-up appointment with the oncologist. Colon cancer has returned and she will begin chemo treatments next week. She has felt better the last couple of days. Thank you for praying and please continue to do so, especially as she begins chemo.
* Samuel: Samuel is enjoying getting involved in the youth group at Crosstimbers, school activities such as homecoming, and a great Broncos season. We enjoyed watching the game together last week.
* Primrose: Primrose is doing well except for missing my coffee (I am the coffee maker and connoisseur in our family). Now, you know what I am good for!
* Shawn (Dental): For the second week in a row, I had a major dental procedure done. Last week, I had a tooth pulled. This week, I had a root canal done, in addition to a crown, onlay, and filling. Facing a hefty dental bill, I asked the dentist if he could give me a discount. He does what he calls a “karma crown” where he gives one free crown away a month and said that I would be a good candidate. Karma or not, my account was not as miserable as it could have been. I guess my previous dentist’s economic conservative approach doing more fillings did not work out as well as I have lost two teeth this year and I have to get several onlays and crowns now anyway. I am so tired of being in dental pain. My strategy of doing one side of the mouth at a time (e.g., the lower left yesterday) is not working out so well as I become in as much pain from keeping my mouth open for an extended period of time as I do from the dental work done. Yesterday, I was at the dentist for over three hours! Two sides down, two more to go. I do wonder if my mouth and account will survive. At least, I was approved for “Care Credit” where you can get up to two years of interest free credit while making monthly payments.