Prayer and pizza on surgery eve

The call came at almost nine pm tonight: Mustafa must come to the hospital immediately, for his long-awaited surgery in the morning.

The team at the Jerusalem guesthouse gave him a playful, loving, and prayerful sendoff, and Mustafa arrived at the hospital with an amazingly cheerful spirit for someone knowing he is going into open-heart surgery:

After blood was drawn from both his arms, we left Mustafa enjoying a last pizza in the final minutes before the midnight deadline after which he must fast from food and drink:

Please join us in praying for a new heart for this much-loved young man and his mother.