Health update on Israeli evangelist Jacob Damkani
Kehilanews.com, Kehila News Staff, January 14, 2019
The following is a health update posted by Jacob’s wife, Elisheva, on Facebook, January 13, 2019.
A new week of shalom to you, precious friends.
We are enjoying a wonderful time here, the sun gives us a glimpse of the grace of God. He is good!
We are home. And we are so glad we are.
Jacob has become much more quiet, content, happy, the struggles became less, and he is much more part of the life around him since the day we came home. We are thankful for his stable condition, for his body to be strong and his mind to learn more and more of the things that seemed forgotten.
Most mornings he wakes up with a smile and in spite of the helpless state he is in he seems to be thankful, happy, smiling a lot and often laughing. He still communicates only with his eyes, his vocal chords won’t work with the canula still in.
Jacob is fighting bravely; but yes, he also has serious struggles and I would like to ask you for prayer.
Lying in bed for so long and not being able to move much, he does have a lot of pain. We do physiotherapy daily but still… Please pray for wisdom that we can help him better.
Also, in rehab he seemed to have suffered more than we knew. He has a serious trauma from being hurt (nurses never have enough time and obviously hurt him) and he is now scared when someone comes close or touches him. Before rehab he could not get enough hugs. Please pray with us for that trauma to be healed. In His stripes we are healed.
Traditional medicine tries to be careful, not to take risks, and it is a struggle to get the canula out. I so much want it out especially since Jacob does not need any oxygen for a long time, he is breathing all on his own and this hole in his neck does disturb him. Pray with me to find a doctor that is willing to help us to get this thing out.