Thursday, May 6, 2010
Mr. Osbourne is a dorm father here at CCCD, he works with the older boys. He is a gentle man, a farmer, a husband, and a father to 2 boys. Yesterday morning, Mr. Osbourne was over at the farm where he keeps his cows. Two men walked up to him and asked him for some potatoes that he was presumably gathering. As he was reaching down to get them some potatoes, they attacked him. They put two large cuts on his head with a machete. They demanded his car keys, but he shouted out and they ran off. He had the strength to start driving his car down the road until he reached some people. They then took him into Mandeville to the hospital. He is coherent and has been talking with those who visit. Today, he did have a CAT scan done, but I don't really know what it showed as it is so hard to get information. Everyone who visits says that he is stable, but that they may need to take him down to Kingston for further checking. This is the story that I have pieced together, it is all hearsay, but I think it is accurate. Please lift him up in prayer. Lift Jamaica up in prayer.