Mike and Hope Sonnenschein, our missionaries to Haiti, are in need of prayer and support as they navigate through a difficult season after Mike sustained serious injuries to his lung and spinal column after being ambushed and shot by a gunman on a motorcycle on their way home from picking up a fellow missionary. As Mike tried to flee, the gunman shot through the driver's window hitting Mike in the scapula. The bullet split into two pieces, one lodging in the spine, and the other injuring and lodging in the left lung. Mike was instantly paralyzed from the chest down.
Through your generosity, we were able to support the Sonnenscheins in getting home to the states to receive urgent medical care. Mike is now recovering from the injury to his lung and has been transferred to Shepherd Center and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation in Atlanta where he is receiving excellent care on his road to recovery.
Mike and Hope have been missionaries to Haiti since being sent out in 2016. Serving in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, they focused on transforming communities throughout Northern Haiti holistically: physically, spiritually, economically, and socially. This has allowed them to integrate discipleship with disease prevention and community-based development. They also use conversational English classes and Bible studies to disciple both young adults and children.
As the Sonnenscheins continue to incur more medical expenses they are in need of your continued prayer and financial support.
The rehabilitation process for Mike and Hope will be long and place an extreme financial burden on the family. We know that God will provide for their every need. To give financially to the Sonnenscheins you can give directly through your giving account with 100% of your donation going directly to the family. You can also purchase a ticket, with a $20 minimum donation, to attend the community fundraiser on June 22.
Pray for Mike and Hope to be covered in God's peace and comfort and that their hope and faith would remain fixed on God our Healer. Pray for wisdom as they make tough decisions on the next steps to move towards recovery for Mike. Pray for financial provision to cover their medical expenses and pray that through all this God would be glorified as people come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.