For reasons we’ll never know, (though likely travelling too fast to handle the curve) the bus then struck the motorcycle from behind and then rolled into the ditch. Daniel was so badly wounded that they thought he was dead. Jonathan escaped with minor injuries. No one in the bus was hurt but Daniel was rushed to the hospital.
One mission colleague, who happened to be at the Bible School at the time, heard the news and in particular that Daniel was presumed near death. When his pregnant wife, Dorcas heard it she screamed so loudly that it was heard over the entire campus. Daniel and Dorcas are the parents of two small children.
Daniel’s worst crisis was his right leg. Three of the four doctors decided to amputate the leg but a fourth had compassion on him and said he would make an attempt to save it.
The insurance company will not process a claim because the police will not file the report (somehow always too busy), without which the insurance does not have to pay, neither for the medical bills nor for the totalled motorcycle. Daniel’s local church ended up having to foot the medical bill for him. Here is where we need your prayers. Evil in high places is at work; the police are not filing his report and Daniel must wait until end August to see if the medical brace is working. Fatalism is setting in and so is my anger at the alleged ‘justice’ system here. To hire a lawyer will cost the school a fortune. Pray for righteous indignation and advocacy wisdom.
Remember Rachel? Last November, she too was crushed under a motorcycle. Her face has largely healed (with a noticeable scar) but not her jaw. Again, we are doing what we can to have Mercy Ships accept her candidacy since they are coming into port late August. We met with the Mercy Ships’ advance team leader and she said Rachel’s candidacy was pending the ship’s arrival.