About the Campaign
Dabri and Miena are the pastors of Shofar Port Elizabeth and they have two boys – David who is almost 2 years old and Malachi who was born in January. They love Jesus very much and are passionate about His Kingdom. Dabri and Miena both have part time jobs (optometrist and occupational therapist, respectively) along with all the pastoral responsibilities of a young and growing church. They are such a brilliant example and inspiration through the way they love and serve the church.
On the 10th of March 2018 Malachi (then 9 weeks old) was admitted to the hospital due to the RSV virus. Four days later, contracted a bacteria (Staphylococcus) that caused him to stop breathing and both his lungs burst/collapsed (pneumothorax). They had to resuscitate him. Since then he has been on a ventilator to help him breath, he is sedated and has draining tubes in his lungs. He has had several blood transfusions and so far been on 7 antibiotics. The specialists are still working hard to identify and properly treat the infections, which is complex and difficult due to his lungs being damaged very badly.
He will still be sedated and be on the ventilator until he is strong enough to breath on his own and he will stay in NICU for a few weeks until full recovery. We praise Jesus for Malachi’s life, we trust for the infection levels to come down and stay there and we trust the Lord for complete new lungs and 100% healing in Jesus’ Name!
While Dabri is currently still working part time, Miena will not be able to return to work in May (after her maternity leave). It is not known how long Malachi will be in the hospital. They are looking to Jesus as Healer and know that He is faithful and worthy to be praised in every situation.
Our goal is to help support them financially so that they do not have the burden of less income and more medical expenses than expected during this difficult time. Thank you for partnering with us and them in prayer and support.