Prayer Partner Update 04.07.14

April 7, 2014

Personal

Today is KK’s birthday.  God has used KK to shape my ministry–we married so young she practically raised me.  I am so grateful that our Father let me walk through this earth life with her. Join me in thanking God for her today.

Health:

Doing great.  Meds working well and so thankful for the way God has answered our prayers to restore my health.

 

Ministry:

  • Evangelism Tool:  Very close to finishing a new tool for pastors to use in training their churches.  Pray for clarity and wisdom in these final steps. 
  • April 8: Assisting Johnny Hunt with Revitalization Conference in Louisiana.
  • April 9-10: Meeting with Evangelism leaders in Portland
  • April 13:  Preaching for pastor friend (David McLendon) in North GA

Prayer Partner Update 03.26.14

March 26, 2014

PRAYER REQUESTS

1.  Schedule:  I am back on a full travel schedule.  This weekend at Evangelism Conference in West VA, next week in Louisiana
and Portland.  Pray for wisdom and strength.

2.  Writing Project:  We are doing the final edits on an Evangelism Tool.  Our prayer is that this simple tool will be used by pastors to train their people to enter into Gospel conversations.

Please pray for the writing team as we finish our work (04.01.14) and send this on to the printer. We long to help God’s people declare the mystery of Christ in a clear way….

“At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ…that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” (Col. 4:3-4)


Ministry Prayer Request

March 22, 2014

Thanks for praying for my health the last few months.  Things are going very well and I’m thankful.

PRAYER REQUEST
During the next few weeks we are working to finish an Evangelism Tool. Our prayer is that this simple tool will be used by pastors to train their people to enter into Gospel conversations.
 
Please pray for the writing team as we finish our work and send this on to the printer.  We long to help God’s people declare the mystery of Christ in a clear way….
 

“At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ…

that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.”  (Col. 4:3-4)

 


Report from Mayo Clinic

March 13, 2014

Just completed two amazing days at the Mayo Clinic–we have a very good treatment plan.
(The folks at Mayo have their act together- combining serving & teamwork at the highest level).

Everything points back to the abdominal problem (surgery in 2005) — and the long-term use of steroids prescribed to treat it. My adrenal system freaked (technical medical term). :-)

Now we have a plan to treat it another way–get me off of steroids & nurse my adrenals back to health.

Absolute best possible scenario! Thx for your encouragement & prayers.

Enough talk about this frail earthly container. Let’s get back to talking about the work of His Kingdom!


Prayer Partner Update

March 8, 2014

Finally feeling better!  Finally!

We have adjusted the meds and everything is going o.k.  

I have the first appointment at Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Wednesday morning. In the mean time I have two speaking engagements this week before I go.

Thanks for encouragment and prayers.  

 


Prayer partner update: today’s medical report

February 25, 2014

I had a follow up visit with the internal medicine specialist today. Since she has not been able to give a clear diagnosis or prognosis she wants to refer me to another doctor. She has discussed my case with one of the best endocrinologist in the area and they are both recommending I return to the Mayo Clinic for a consultation.

Theory is my symptoms relate to long-term use of prednisone for my abdominal mass (“sclerosing messenteritis”).

I went to Mayo back in 2006 to confirm a treatment plan. This consult will seek to understand changes in the mass over time—and learn of possible new treatment options.

We are adjusting the meds, I am feeling better, and encouraged –believing this is a good plan. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.


Medical Report

February 20, 2014

I just learned that the cancer scans came back negative. Although we do not know the next step of treatment, it is a relief to learn that the symptoms are not caused by carcinoid tumors.

I will follow up with the doctor next week. Thanks for prayers and concern.


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