I was surprised to get a call from Bob not long after saying that Pedro was in the hospital! He had borrowed a motorcycle from the fire station (where he volunteers) to go and get some food. As he was going around a corner a car swerved into his lane and hit him. He lost control and hit a telephone pole. The driver of the car didn't even stay around to see if he was okay. Some firefighter friends in Punta Gorda were able to put him in the back of a truck and keep him alive on the way to the Hospital.
Bob happened to be at the shop when Pedro's sister showed up for help. They didn't have money for xrays so Bob went back to the Hospital with them. Pedro was unconscious in emerg and needed 7 xrays. After Bob paid the fee he and a friend had to find a wheeled bed, lift him on it while he screamed, and wheel him to the other side of the hospital to the xray room. The man there said he would leave, and return when we had undressed him." Welcome to the third world folks!! It was heart wrenching for Bob! The xrays confirmed a broken wrist and also 2 fractured ribs and some serious swelling on the back of his head. The hospital is very low on medicine and so Bob had to run to a local pharmacy to get the IV bags and cast materials (since by this time his car was blocked into the crowded parking area!). All in a day of loving...all in a day of serving...
Bob was also able to hold Pedro's arm up by the fingers while a nurse put a 'make shift' cast on his wrist until the doctor could come at set it and cast it properly. When I got to the hospital Pedro was in and out of consciousness. I immediately moved in close to his face, and began to pour out my heart in prayer for him. Many people think that Made in Roatan is a business but that is the furthest from the truth. It is a group of people who the Lord has brought into our lives to love, to share Him and to support.
At our Christmas party, Pedro saw a photo of Bob and I and he said, "My other Mom, my other Dad" It's true. We are family. So to see him laying there so helpless was very difficult and yet I can't thank the Lord enough for His presence and the peace He gives us.
Earlier in the day I was sitting out on our deck and I had read Psalm 89:15 which says,