Past News from Beryl Baker – undated

Beryl’s previous letter: Date ??

Dear Prayer partners

Sorry for the long delay in getting in touch. Now I am in Asuncion I can rectify the lack of communication.

 Over two weeks ago after seeing Trudy and obtaining medicines in Loma Plata with the intention of driving into Estribo on my return journey, my  plans were halted  when the front Wheel of the car detached itself and flew underneath the car.  I had pulled to the side of the road to avoid a hole and that’s when the Wheel came off otherwise if I had been going any faster no doubt the car would have overturned.  Two indigenous people who live in Estribo turned up and they were able to take the urgently needed medicines to Cirilo and the Health Promoter and Andrea, the 19 year old with cutaneous Lupus.

 My insurance paid for a breakdown truck which came from Loma Plata and the driver had great difficulty hauling a three wheeled vehicle aboard.  I returned to the ranch at 9,30pm but the driver of the breakdown truck wanted to know about Jesus so the time was not wasted.

 The camioneta now has four wheels again but it is unsafe to use and I’m praying about where it should be taken.  I came to town on the bus, a very eventful journey too, after being on the road since 6am . The early morning bus did not arrive as it had turned over before reaching the ranch.  Passengers had to be taken to hospital but nobody was seriously injured.

The next bus was standing room only but I was given a seat and stayed on that bus until Villa Hayes where I was hoping to meet Tito’s wife to give her some money and also get to the Regional health offices.  The latter was not possible as by the time the bus arrived in Villa Hayes they were shut but Nancy ,Tito’s wife received her money from her husband ok and then she graciously drove me to the Asuncion house and I am very grateful to be here.

 The drought continues with very high temperatures and there is no grass left for the cattle and horses and Mari, Rhett’s wife is blocking all communication with Rhett and that is a matter for urgent prayer as nobody can speak to Rhett and he, I know will be only too willing to authorise the purchase of food for the animals.  There are lots of calves but without food the cows cannot produce enough milk for them.

 Love and prayers,