Ok, so this couple has some health restrictions and didn't even think it was possible to have children, but they indeed got pregnant and with TWINS!!! So, they decided to go with some friends to Finland last week and even received the doctor's blessing to do so. Well, here is where the story begins...(scribed by our friend Mike via email). Sergei is pictured in the Elema post--he worked with John clearing a camp site. See below.
Sergei's story is crazy. Yesterday morning, here in Finland, Christina's water broke at 2am. We went to the hospital in Hameenlinna (nearby) arriving there at about 4am. Only one of the two waters broke (don't know the term for this), and at 10 am the Finnish doctors said they could travel to Russia if Christina were to lie down for the trip. So they drove back to Russia, arriving at the Russian hospital at about 6pm. At 10pm they did a C-section. They were both WORN OUT, tired and emotional. Sergei was crying with joy when we talked to him just after the birth.
Unfortunately, because of health reasons and restrictions, the babies are at a children's hospital and mommy Christina is at a different hospital. One of the babies needs some breathing help--so please pray for God's hand on this little family!! The babies are girls, but we don't have any more details...I hope to get some pictures in the future, but I don't know if that is possible so soon.
Please, if you are reading this, pray for this whole family. If you have an overwhelming desire to help--as in the Lord puts this family on your heart---let us know and we will let you know of their needs.