As Jon continues to recover, we’re able to understand more of the story about the accident and the first few crucial hours of getting Jon to the clinic and then Australia. By all indications it appears Jon’s left foot was actually run over by the car involved in the accident. Many of the details of the crash are still unclear, but what is clear is that there were factors in the crash that all point to Jon not surviving the crash. We thank God that He truly spared Jon from certain death.
We’re hearing from other people connected with the clinic in PNG. Dr. Helen said the “critical condition” originally posted was actually an upgrade from his previous conditions. She said at one point that Jon was in “very grave” condition. After one transfusion, he was categorized as being in “grave” condition. After the second transfusion, his condition was upgraded to critical. Who knew “critical” could be an upgrade?!
We are so thankful that Jon survived to testify of God’s grace, power, and protection. Jon & Adie are already facing new challenges in their life with further surgeries and the therapy he needs to learn to walk again. A whole new unexpected and unplanned chapter in their lives is beginning that God will use in ways we can’t imagine.
While no one would have ever chosen this path for them, our good and loving Father God is with them and goes before them to keep and guide them through this as well. While we see loss, setbacks, and discouragement, our heavenly Father will use this to advance His kingdom in ways none of us can even imagine yet.
“Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” – Isaiah 49.13