The Bible says to "bless those that persecute you and pray for those whom despitefully use you" and today I had a chance to do just that. In my BLOG on November 14th, I spoke about a corrupt congressman who filed FALSE charges against Jose Benavides and I in an attempt to gain a political advantage over Jose in the election.
Today, this corrupt congressman's "Tia" (aunt) showed up at one of the wheelchair brigades in need of a wheelchair. We scheduled Church of Christ in Nacaome with Pastor Santos Ramirez. Today was the day! When I arrived, there were several people already waiting outside for the event. As I started reading the paperwork and looking over the people's applications, I noticed that one of the possible recipients was Diputado Eleazer Juarez's family member. I asked her if she knew him and she responded that she was his aunt.
It was one of those times when idignation rose up inside of me and I wanted to say something like, "Why don't you have him donate you a chair? He is a man with power and position!" I fumed for a while and thought of all the chairs he had given away a few months prior (which came from the First Lady's stash and then I thought "I wonder why he didn't take care of his own family?" And then I thought, "I ought to call that rascal and give him a piece of my mind." I am sure all of those fleeting thoughts crossed my mind in just a matter of seconds and then I thought "Revenge!!!!" And then I thought, "Bless them that persecute you, pray for them which despitefully use you." Needless to say, this poor lady is probably a sweet person, affected by diabetes and probably doesn't have a clue how her nephew has tried to hurt me. SMART Teams and COVA performed cataract surgery on her sister who also has an amputated leg and diabetes just a few short months ago and we have scheduled cataract surgery on yet a third aunt of the same infamous Diputado, who by the way is also a doctor and has access to all kinds of healthcare benefits due to the position he holds.
Now would someone who is a statistics major please give me the statistical possibilities of this: I am in Honduras working with people whom I do not know and in three different medical brigades in three different towns, Playa Grande (an eye brigade), Nacaome (a wheelchair brigade) and San Lorenzo (an eye brigade), and three different patients all the "tias" of a man who filed false charges against me show up at those three different places and need my help. And then to add to that what are the chances that I would be in the process of publishing a book on "False Accusations" at the same time that the congressman decided to falsely accuse me?
Today we were able to give away another 7 wheelchairs which were donated by Free Wheelchair Mission. And today I was able to be a blessing to a family member of someone who had falsely accused me and and maligned my name.