I know I have been rather absent from the blog lately. Maybe someday soon I will have the energy to catch up with my writing. Today I am simply writing in request for prayer. Two of my teammates here have contracted Dengue Fever. Often known as “break bone fever” dengue is an unpleasant virus that attacks the marrow of the bones and hinders the ability to produce normal amounts of blood components. Unfortunately, nothing much can be done to cure dengue and it must be allowed to run its course with only pain meds and hydration etc to treat the symptoms. The platelets are a part of the blood that help with clotting, and dengue causes these to often drop abnormally low. One of my teammates remains well enough to remain at home while the other has been hospitalized. Both ladies have pretty low platelet counts. Please pray for healing, rest, and a significant improvement in platelet levels which would be a tangible sign for both that they are on the road to recovery.