We request your prayers for OCMC Missionary Katie Wilcoxson, serving in Tanzania. After hours of severe pain her missionary colleagues took her to hospital (Dar es Salaam). The CAT Scan diagnosed appendicitis and they quickly prepared her for surgery which began around 4:45 AM and concluded around 6:30 AM (US time—Tanzania is 7 hrs. ahead of US Eastern Time). She is now in recovery. Her missionary “family” in Dar es Salaam include Felice Stewart (also a nurse) and Michael Pagedas (public health care admin.) and others who are caring for her. His Eminence, DIMITRIOS, (Met. of Irinoupolis) is at the hospital with her even as I write making sure she is well cared for.
Thank you for joining with us in prayer for Katie and for all who are caring for her. Remember her parents, Fr. Aidan and Khouria Cynthia and all at Katie’s home parish, St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Church (Cedar Park, TX), who have kept vigil with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) and her fellow-missionaries praying for Katie and providing love and support.