Prayer and Support Flood In
for Burned Engineer
(Posted February 28, 2013)
BY JARROD STACKELROTH
, South Pacific Division
Record, reporting from Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
inden Millist, the Adventist Aviation Services (AAS) engineer who received burns over 50 percent of his body when a fuel tank exploded, is in stable condition after receiving his first skin graft operation.
At deadline Millist was still being heavily sedated, but some of the swelling to his face had gone down, and he had had skin graft operations on his lower legs. His doctors are reportedly positive about his progress so far.
INJURED WORKER: Screen capture of video interview featuring Linden Millist, an Adventist Aviation Services (AAS) engineer, who received burns to 50 percent of his body when a fuel tank exploded. He is currently recovering from his injuries.
Prayers and messages of support have flooded in from around the world on the South Pacific Division’s Record magazine Web site, as well as on the Facebook page “Prayer for Linden Millist & Bri Norton—His fiancé & family.” (www.facebook.com/PrayerForLindenBri
). A message posted on the page expressed appreciation at the overwhelming response. “Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support; I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to each personally, but I have passed on comments to Linden and let him know you are praying for him; it means so much.”
Linden’s younger brother, Jared, arrived in Brisbane from Norway, where he is serving as a student dean at an Adventist high school. Providentially, Jared had already scheduled a trip to Australia for a friend’s wedding.
Jorge Munoz, president of the South Queensland Conference, visited the hospital to pray with and show his support of the family.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account (www.gofundme.com/1wssao?
) to receive donations. The money will go toward medical bills and rehab, lost wages for Linden’s caregivers, car hire, food, accommodation, and other costs over the next few months. So far they have had more than A$12,300 pledged online.