The Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention has organized a GoFundMe page for Philip Nache, church planter of Hope of Nations Gospel Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his wife Jummai, who became seriously ill after receiving her second COVID-19 vaccination on Feb. 1, resulting in the amputation of both legs below the knees.
The couple were among North American Mission Board missionaries featured in the 2019 Week of Prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
As of July 5, just under $17,000 had been raised of the $500,000 GoFundMe goal. The money is being raised to help cover medical expenses.
“Many of you have been praying for Jummai and Philip Nache during these difficult days,” Leo Endel, executive director of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention, wrote on the GoFundMe page. “Their faith in the Lord has continued strong despite the difficulty of their journey. As most of you know, Jummai has undergone the amputation of her two legs below the knee and will later lose most of her two hands. What lies ahead is an expensive and painful journey of healing that will include costly prosthetics, additional surgery and necessary modifications to their lifestyle including modifications to their home and a different vehicle.”
Endel thanked Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists for their faithfulness in prayer and asked them to also be generous in financial assistance. NAMB and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention “will do all we can to support the Naches but we will need your help,” he said.
Working as a medical assistant at a clinic in Minneapolis, Jummai began having chest pain after her second vaccination dose and went to an urgent care facility where she was diagnosed with COVID-19. She was hospitalized a few days later with a deteriorating heart and placed on a ventilator. In addition to heart and respiratory issues, she has been diagnosed as having an arterial blood clot, anemia and multiple inflammatory syndrome.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This article was originally published by the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist.