I know many have expressed their concerns for me and an innumerable number of prayers have been offered on my behalf. I want to take this avenue to first express my thanks for those that have done so much in my absence. Then I will provide an update on my circumstances.
I must first begin with expressing my appreciation for Jackie, my wife, and her constant support. I could never make it through anything like this without her love and constant care. I also want to express appreciation to the elders at Southwest. They have been supportive, and beyond, concerning my absence and health issues. Their constant support has lifted what could have been an even greater burden from Jackie and me and has provided great comfort as we face not only my health challenges, but also the financial side of it.
I would like to thank the faculty at SWSBS who have picked up the slack in my absence. I honestly believe we have a group of the finest men, both in character and ability to teach God’s Word in a loving a mentoring way that could be assembled in the brotherhood. I want to thank the so many brethren who have contributed to our financial needs during all of this also. But especially I thank all for the prayers that have been offered. I truly believe the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Now concerning my health situation. I am presently in Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, TX. It has the reputation of being the best place for me in my condition. I have been in the hospital to date for 31 days and still counting. Originally, I was transferred here because it was believed that I need either a mechanical heart, heart transplant or both. It is possible that that is still the case. However, all of the information is not adding up to the doctor’s so they have determined I need more tests to make a proper evaluation. It is possible that I may need neither one. It may be a situation where the remedy would be much less drastic. It is for this that we pray now, realizing our God is in control and can do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Whatever the circumstances our prayer is that God’s will be done. I petition your continued prayers and I will continue to update you as I can.
Thank you again to everyone and may our God richly bless you in His service.