UPDATE – MAY 31
After over 2 months of setbacks, Emmanuel finally had surgery for his thyroid cancer yesterday. His family has reported to us that the surgery went well and Emmanuel is awake and alert.
The next step is radioactive iodine treatment. Emmanuel will begin this treatment in the coming days.
Please keep the Namunyu family in your prayers. We are hopeful that God will heal Emmanuel.
UPDATE – APRIL 8:
Last Friday we asked you to pray for Emmanuel Namunyu, the founder and director of Eruli Children’s Center in Bungoma, Kenya.
Emmanuel is a man who has given his life to helping orphans. And now his life is at risk due to thyroid cancer.
We let you know that Emmanuel was heading into surgery to remove the cancer. And many of you requested an update as soon as we heard something.
Here is what we know at this time:
Emmanuel’s surgery has been postponed. On the day of the surgery, doctors decided that some further testing was required before the operation could be completed safely.
While this was some frustrating information to receive, we want the doctors to be absolutely certain that they are treating Emmanuel correctly.
The operation has now been rescheduled for April 25th. Please mark you calendars and remember to pray for Emmanuel on that day.Emmanuel, the Namunyu family and all of Emmanuel’s kids are very grateful for your continued prayer and support. We will keep you updated via this blog post when Emmanuel is able to have surgery later this month.
The stories about Emmanuel Namunyu are legendary.
His ministry with CRF is expanding daily. Hundreds of orphans are under his care.
You may have read in our February newsletter that Emmanuel has thyroid cancer. Doctors have told us that the best path forward is extensive surgery and radiation treatment. So Emmanuel is having surgery today.
Emmanuel needs our prayers!
We ask you to join with us at CRF in praying for a successful surgery, a quick recovery and full healing from this cancer.
We need Emmanuel! We are trusting God to care for him.
Emmanuel never neglects a needy child. Let us not neglect to pray for Emmanuel in his time of need.
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS BLOG POST AS WE GET REPORTS.