Archive for January 19, 2013


Jan 19

Please Pray for Our Dear Sister Maria

2013 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Prayer,Rabinal Achi

Carol Barrera, missionary translator in Guatemala sends the following report about our dear Achi sister and friend (and wonderful hostess to DSC missions teams) Maria (Pictured here with her 5 daughters):

[She also has six sons!]

“Rodrigo (Carol’s husband) left early Thursday morning with Pastor David and his wife María for the capital.  Maria apparently had a mass (size of large lemon/small orange) that appeared to be an ovarian cyst.

Dr. Jacobo asked her to have another ultrasound in the capital Thursday, and went ahead with a surgery at his clinic on Friday.”

One of Maria’s primary roles for our missionary teams that go to Guatemala is feeding them. She does a wonderful job of it as anyone who has been there can attest to.  We received the following update.

Carol sent the following update today:

“Maria had her operation this morning (Friday). The cyst turned out to be over twice as big as what they had anticipated. All I have heard besides that is that she woke up in pain, which is to be expected, and that they had given her pain pills and told her not to try to talk.”

Praise to God that all has gone well. Please pray for continued healing, no infections, and safe travels from Guatemala City back to San Miguel where David and Maria live.