It has been a while since I updated my status. Forgive me for the delay, but I was waiting for more solid information. Before that comes all things usually remain the same one-day after another. However, I am blessed to say that at this point change has come and the news is good. We have been down a long road and we still have a ways to go, but we are ready to begin the last phase.
I have been placed on the transplant list, and with the conditions that I have I am placed in a high category. In fact, since there is no one in category 1, that means those in category 2 are at the top of the list. There is only one person in this category and that would be me. So that translates to me being at the top of the list with no one ahead of me. All of my numbers associated with blood and kidneys are very good. I am stable and waiting. So in every way I am ready when the Lord wills and a heart comes available.
I know an innumerable amount of prayers have been offered and continue to be offered. For this I am grateful and request that these prayers continue.
As far as the school is concerned things are good and moving right along. We have added another full time faculty member. Brother Logan Summers, who was teaching part time has been added to the SWSBS family. Finals are completed and now the students have a well-deserved week’s rest. The second quarter begins November 5 and we ask that you remember our students in your prayers.
Brother Cody Kilgore is a wraparound student and has finished his time at SWSBS and is heading to Chicago to fill an one-year intern position after which he will be looking for a congregation to work with full time. The congregation in Chicago is only able to provide a portion of Cody’s support for this one-year and he has the task of raising the rest. At this time Cody still needs to raise approximately $1500 to 1700 a month. Cody is a good man and did well while here in school. If you are willing and able to support Cody please know any amount will be helpful. You can contact the school concerning your desire and we will give you the needed information to contact Cody. Also if, in the future, approximately nine to twelve months, you hear of a congregation looking for a good young man to labor with them, I know Cody would appreciate hearing about it.
We are grateful for our Alumni and other supporters of the school. Our prayers are with you and offered often. We bid you Godspeed and may our Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you in your work. Until next time we encourage you to know Jesus and make Him known.
Don Walker (’79)