31 Mar Deliks’ Coworker Injured in Car Accident
Arek and Donna Delik (right), endorsed missionaries serving with Operation Mobilization in Kutno, Poland, sent this report.
Janek, our co-worker, who is now taking care of the church, had a serious car accident two weeks ago. We received this news when we were in Thailand for an Operation Mobilization conference.
On March 14, Janek took Peter (an alcoholic) from Kutno to Teen Challenge (about 400 km from Kutno) to receive treatment. Teen Challenge is situated in the middle of a thick forest. As Janek turned into the forest, he lost control on the icy road and hit a car, with four passengers, coming from the other direction.
The van was totally smashed and Janek lost consciousness for awhile. To his horror, he couldn’t move his neck when he woke up. The police and ambulance came to the scene very quickly and took Janek and 2 ladies from the other car to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. Janek had a big wound on his forehead and received 10 stitches, and worst of all C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae were broken. One lady had a fractured leg while the other had a broken hip. After stabilizing their conditions, they were all transferred to the main hospital in Gdansk 200 km away. A week later, Janet was discharged to his home in Kutno.
We talked to Janek and his wife several times since the accident. He is doing much better. On April 6, Janet will have a doctor’s appointment to decide whether he needs an operation to mend his broken spine.
Peter was not injured and was taken to Teen Challenge to start his treatment on alcoholism. Pray that God will transform his life in Teen Challenge.
The insurance company informed us that our van was totally destroyed. It’s a big blow to the ministry, as it had been a vital tool. We cannot replace it right now.
With Janek recovering, we have been encouraged to see other people step in during this critical moment. Please pray that our church people will be united together to serve one another.
On April 10-11, we will hold a weekend outreach in Kutno. Please pray for those who take over the responsibility from Janek. Pray also that those who come for the meeting, God will touch their lives with His transforming power.