The Family of God

March 26, 2012 – Dwayne Harris

Dear Family and Friends,

It has been a week since we were discharged from the Cagayan Valley Adventist Hospital and we are praising God for his provisions yet again. On Thursday last week when we were being discharged Wendy went to the Hospital business office to see how much our bill was going to be. When she asked about the amount of the bill they said it was free, Wendy thought they were joking so she asked again and they said there would be no charge for our week stay at the hospital. There was still the fees of the 2 physicians and anesthesiologist who were not Adventist but they said they were negotiating for the amount of those fees. In the end all but the chest specialist waved all of their charges and the chest specialist reduced his fee significantly. We were overwhelmed with the love and support of all the hospital staff and church family. Even the doctor that did the CT scans brought us a check to reimburse us for her professional fees. It is truly a blessing to be a part of the family of God.

Some of our doctor friends at the hospital were strongly encouraging us to move into a vacant house on the hospital compound for safety reasons. We consented to staying there for at least a week or two and would be praying about staying there longer. Although we have not felt like there is great danger at the other house, we knew it would be a lot more convenient and safe for Wendy who is always working near or at the hospital with poor patients. So we decided to move the rest of our things to this house and stay here until we get the hanger complex at the airbase finished. We really enjoy living here in this secure, loving community here at the Adventist Hospital. I am getting better every day and any pain that is left is very minor. It will likely take a few more weeks to get the muscles restored in my chest but I am able to work more and more everyday.

We thank God for this incident which has strengthened our faith and reminded us that when we give all that we are and all that we have to God we have nothing to fear or worry because he has a plan and reason for all that happens to us. We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support for we truly believe it has made my healing much faster.


Bullet entries at lip and chest


Dwayne holding chest tube that was just removed patch covers the hole




Nurse Cleaning Dwaynes incision