Aug
12
2019
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THE LATEST ON MY DAD

We just had a consultation with the hospitalist and the news on dad is much better.  The doctor said dad is going in the “right direction” and that is great news to us.  Dad will be moved from ICU today to a step down unit.  The doctor did caution that dad is eighty three years old and things can change quickly.  However, I remain optimistic and continue to ask God to raise dad up.  That was my prayer with dad last night.

The prayers being offered by God’s people are greatly appreciated.  Please continue to pray.  Lisa and I will stay here through today and I plan on staying in the hospital with dad tonight.  We will then just play it by ear.

I will update if there are any significant changes.  Again, thank you for praying.

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Aug
12
2019
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MONDAY, 8/12/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

We were blessed with a really good day in our two morning services.  I praise the Lord for his many blessings.  Thank you to the members of the Friendship family who were faithful to attend.  Looking forward to next Sunday, 8/18, as it will be Bro. Abel’s first Sunday with us as our Minister to Students.  That is going to be a good day!

As I write this entry it is around 12:45AM and I am sitting in the ICU waiting room of the Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Alabama.  Lisa, Daphne and I got home from Decatur Saturday night and I fully believed that my dad was improved physically.  Talked to my brother, Eddie, early Sunday morning and there was nothing to indicate otherwise.  However, Eddie contacted Daphne just before our first service began to share that the hospitalist had a much different opinion.  He said dad was a very sick man and told Eddie that, in his opinion, he should not travel back to Ohio for work.

So, I decided to preach our two morning services and then head North.  I was good with traveling alone but Lisa would not hear of such.  We got to the hospital at 8:00PM and were allowed to see dad around 8:15PM or so.  How is dad?  He seems weaker to me but I remaining optimistic that God is going to raise him up.  I have had the opportunity to encourage him and to pray with/for him.  Hopefully, we will get to meet with the doctor first thing this morning.

I appreciate Randall leading last night’s service.  I understand it went well.  I also appreciate the season of prayer for my dad.  Very grateful to Grant, Katie and family for being so understanding regarding the postponement of the ordination service.  That service is now scheduled for 8/25 at 6:00PM.

Have no idea how long Lisa and I will be here.  We are taking it hour by hour.  Thank you for your prayers.  Keep praying, please.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

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