Tim & Pam Darling –
Missionaries to Spain Baptist Mid-Missions
Tim and I are so grateful for the texts and emails that have come from you to cheer us! Our pastor has made special efforts to send videos assuring us that we are being thought of and prayed for. Our Field Administrator has called to check up on us as well as family members and we have been greatly encouraged by the members of our Team Spain too! The family of God has reached out in a wonderful way, just as God planned, so as to hearten one another during this time! Thank you!
Tim got sick on March 12 and me on the 13th; between the 12th and the 18th both of us have had a wide range of nasty symptoms. Tim began with a dry cough, but that went away after three days. On March 18, he started coughing again and feeling worse. We called our doctor and he told us to call the emergency number here in Spain; we did and were basically told that when Tim got really bad, to give them a call. Our friend Frank (medical doctor) began to be sick on the 12th as well, but his illness didn’t seem to be bad at all for about three days. Just days later, he was experiencing respiratory issues and called the emergency number and waited on the line for two hours. When someone finally spoke to him, some diagnostic questions were asked over the phone and it was determined that yes, he did have respiratory problems, but to call them if he worsened. They assured Frank that now he was in their system and if his condition worsened seriously, they would come right away.
The hospitals and medical clinics are overwhelmed here in Spain and the coronavirus test is not being administered unless the individual has severe respiratory issues. We are so thankful to the Lord for his care for us. We are so much better; Tim has a little discomfort; Frank is recovering wonderfully, and his breathing is almost back to normal. Luke and Ocean are great, and we are so glad!
Spain has decided to extend the lock down for another two weeks and that would end on April 12. In the past twenty-four hours, 738 have died here in Spain. A couple of our guys have decided to write Gospel messages via FB. Pray for this outreach that God might use it.
Thanks again for your prayers! We praise God that we are better!
Affectionately, Tim and Pam