July 16, 2014
I just spoke with the surgeon and he said “everything went as expected & according to plan.”
He even gave me before and after pictures taken by the scope — pointing out the evidence of stones and the need for the gallbladder to be removed. Decided not to post them online for those of you with a weak stomach. :-)
She’s in recovery now.
She will stay overnight for more antibiotics, etc and the we plan to take her home tomorrow.
We are thankful for God’s grace in caring for her, providing excellent medical care, and wonderful prayer partners like you.
Thank you again for your prayers.
July 15, 2014
We’ve been overwhelmed and blessed by your interest and concern.
Because this present ministry assignment is not in the local church, we do not feel the daily connections we once enjoyed with you. Your notes of encouragement have stirred up great memories.
We are blessed that so many of you care—and some of you after such a long time (when we do the math – we feel old :-)
Recovery & rest today. Surgery tomorrow.
Thanks for your prayers.
July 14, 2014
KK’s procedure (ERCP) was delayed by a couple of emergencies that jumped ahead of her.
They just completed the procedure and the doctor said he cleaned out “sludge” where stones had passed and installed a stint in the bile duct.
They will give her body a rest tomorrow and have the Gallbladder surgery on Wednesday.
We are blessed to have so many prayer partners and our friends here at NAMB and FBC Woodstock are taking good care of us.
Thanks again for your encouragement and prayers.
July 13, 2014
We have been encouraged this afternoon by your notes and prayers.
We just talked with the doctor and they are planning a procedure tomorrow (ERCP) to clear the bile duct and possibly place a stent.
At this point, they are planning to remove her Gallbladder on Tuesday. She is resting well (on meds) and has a great sense of peace.
Thanks again for your prayers.
July 13, 2014
Just admitted KK to hospital with Gallbladder problems.
Expecting surgery today or tomorrow.
She’s resting fine with Meds. Receiving good care & we have great peace.
Thanks for your prayers.
July 6, 2014
Over the last few months, we asked you to pray for a couple of special ministry initiatives. I am thankful for God’s blessings on both.
1. The Pastors’ Task Force report is being used to challenge Southern Baptist leaders. If you didn’t see the report, you can find it here (www.namb.net/baptismtaskforce)
2. The new Evangelism tool was launched at the SBC. God is using this approach as people turn conversations about problems into conversations about Jesus. (www.namb.net/3circles)
So many details had to come together in a short amount of time—and your prayer support was evident.
Sunday, July 6th
This morning I am preaching in San Antonio, TX (Castle Hills FBC). A new pastor will arrive on the scene next Sunday. My message today is entitled:
“How to Pray for your New Pastor”
(Acts 20: 28; Heb. 13:17)
While preparing for this message, God reminded me of those who have encouraged me by on-going prayer support. I am so thankfulGod gave me the opportunity to walk this life with so many faithful prayer partners.
June 5, 2014
First, an update from last month. Thanks for praying for these two initiatives. They were very challenging but God answered our prayers.
1/ We completed the development of a new Evangelism Tool.
- Thanks for praying–a lot of details had to come together.
- It will be presented at the Southern Baptist Convention.
- Preview: The APP is available for iPhones. Go to the App store and type in “Life Conversation Guide.”
2/ We presented the Pastors’ Task Force Report.
JUNE: This month is mixed with ministry opportunities and family time.. Join us in praying for:
Crossover Week Evangelism Training: (June 2-6)
-Seminary Students are involved in week long training
-High School Students will be in training over the weekend
Crossover Saturday: (June 7)
-Church-to Church partnerships
-Block parties and service projects
Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference & Convention (June 8-11)
-We will launch new Evangelism Training Tool and lead in discussions about the Task Force Report (both mentioned above).
Grandparent Camp (June 19-24): An exciting time with 9 of our grandchildren (they have to be in school to participate).
We are grateful for our faithful prayer partners and friends who “strive together with us” through prayer. (Rom 15:30)