Santiago, servant of the most high God and the Lord Jesus Christ; Greetings. My brothers, I greet you, wishing that the grace, favor and mercy of our God be with you always. I write this special letter to you to let you know the wonders that our God has done in my life and that of my whole family. On August 7 of this year I woke up and in doing so I was spitting blood; it was coming out of my throat; it had happened to me on other previous occasions but this time the bleeding was much more abundant than the other times. I immediately begged my mother to go to the doctor. I was very worried because since October 2018 I had started to bleed but I could not visit a doctor because I was in the last phase of my professional training, I was doing my professional practice before my graduation. From October, November, December and so on until August everything went smoothly but when the bleeding returned on August 7, 2019 it was much stronger. I remember that before the bleeding came back I was on Sunday afternoon service in our church, there was a time when my voice left me; While singing on the altar something inside me said "NO SONGS MORE", I tried not to hear that voice in my head and continue serving and worshiping our God. After the service was over, I could not speak anything at all, I could not say a single word, but first of all I just continued to thank God. Psalm 34: 1. When the bleeding returned on August 7 and we went to visit the doctor, the first thing he said was "Santiago, you can't force your voice, you can't scream, much less" YOU CAN'T SING ". That was one of the most difficult things I had to face, not singing it was as if everything was taken away; That was one of the most difficult things that someone had asked me to do, but, I said inside and in my spirit: "Lord, even if my voice is lacking, I will praise you with my hands, with my feet, with my mind, with my heart, with my soul and with all my being." This was just the beginning of the whole process that I had to go through. I knew that the Lord was in control of everything from the beginning, but it was almost impossible not to ask "Lord but why me". I began to have many medical exams and with it came a lot of concern waiting for the results they would have. We went to the local hospital in the city with my mom to get my first medical exams; but
the results would be until the next day. The next day I was only accompanied by the Holy Spirit of God to claim the results of the medical exams that had been done to me. I claimed the results to the nurse on duty who handed them to me very cordially, I took them and went directly to the church altar, place the results of the medical exams on the altar and said to God "be your will at all times and not mine". Look at the results and all of them were NEGATIVE.
Glory to God.
I returned home and when I showed the results to my family, we were happy and rejoiced in the wonders that God had done, but Satan was not calm yet and 2 days after having obtained the results of the medical examinations; the bleeding returned and this time much more than the previous one. It was night when this happened, so instead of getting upset I took my Bible and began to delight in the presence of the Lord.
The next day we returned to the doctor who had started treating me and performed an endoscopy immediately after I shared what happened last night and discovered that in my left vocal cord. I had a malformation such as a granuloma or wart, the doctor said. The doctor told us that it was necessary to remove this malformation of my vocal cord as soon as possible to diagnose whether it was benign or malignant and thus avoid future problems. He was talking about a very risky operation. Even with this diagnosis, the doctor here in Olanchito did not explain why I was bleeding. He explained what we should prepare to undertake a trip to the capital of our country because only in this place they could perform the operation.
Again, the concern was present in our lives because we did not know how we could raise all the money needed to travel and perform the operation in my throat that I needed. There came a time when I was about to sell some of my things to be able to raise some of the funds necessary to travel to Tegucigalpa (the capital) as soon as possible. We did not know how, but we did know that God would provide himself according to his riches in glory with us. For He is a merciful God. Philippians 4:19
We all remained unanimous in prayer, knocking on doors and God opened doors of blessing for us from the North, South, East and West. His blessings came into our lives through the contribution of many brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who provided us with the financial support we needed to make the trip to the capital and also prepare to begin with all the procedures before the operation. Once the day of the trip arrived, we were all very "Troubled in everything, but not distressed;" 2 Corinthians 4:8
Together with my mother we went to Tegucigalpa in THE NAME OF JESUS. We leave from Olanchito at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at the capital at 6:00 p.m. on a Sunday. Many brothers prayed that God would put the right people in Our way and so it was because when we arrived in Tegucigalpa, a sister in Christ was already waiting for us who received us in his house. She hosted us in her home, fed us, prepared a place for us to rest and again we could see God's faithfulness at all times with us. The next day we woke up at 4:00 a.m. With my mother, we had to be in the hospital at 5:00 am (because many people from all over the country attend for medical attention to this hospital) and God sent a person to move us from our sister's house in Christ to the hospital at that time. We arrived at the hospital but the truth is that we did not know what we should do or where we should go, but once again we saw the faithfulness of our God to us. He sent a person what, although we did not know her, nor she, came to us and explained what we should do, where we should go, where we should wait and who we should look for. Again, we saw God's faithfulness to us and this person accompanied us to do all the procedures we needed before entering the doctor's office and that is how at 7:30 a.m. we were already in the doctor's office.
And as if that were not enough, God did not only put a doctor to evaluate my case, but He put three of the best ENT (Otolaryngologists) doctors in the entire hospital. After the three doctors reviewed the results of the medical exams that I had already done in Olanchito and La Ceiba, one of them said that I wanted to have one more endoscopy. When I had the endoscopy, the doctor said: "Indeed, there is the granuloma mentioned in the diagnostic sheet by Olanchito's doctor, it is located on the left vocal cord, but it is not something that needs surgery, not for now. You can be calm because it is something benign" culminated.
This news was as if an enormous weight had been taken from us, we could only thank God again for his great love, faithfulness and mercy towards us. The doctors explained to us what the bleeding came from When I forced my voice a lot. They told me what I should start with a treatment as soon as possible hoping that with the medications I will improve every day a little more. The first diagnosis that had given us "the first doctor who took my case was a completely wrong diagnosis" ended up saying the doctor. For now, I am taking the medication, I must do it for three months but I have already seen an improvement in me. Within a month I will be able to sing again how I have always done it and worship our God with my whole being.
I just want to thank all the brothers and sisters who are there in West Monroe Louisiana, all those men and women of faith who with each of their prayers gave us that divine coverage at all times, completely annulling any diagnosis given by the man.
And I want to thank David and Betsy Trapp (my dear grandparents), Pastor Michael Clark and his wife Amy Williams Clark for every word of encouragement and strength for me.
My family and I are extremely grateful to all of you for your help and spiritual strength through your prayers and we bless you in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Always have the full certainty that our God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob remains the same yesterday, today and forever.
We have an IMPOSSIBLE GOD.
I love you in the love of Jesus Christ.
Erick Santiago Gamoneda Argueta