Our Prayer List:
- Sammie Johns is now home after a visit to the hospital. He is doing better.
- Sally Luttrull (Laqueta’s mother-in-law) is being transferred to a nursing facility for a few weeks after a visit to the hospital.
- Courtney Parker remains in the hospital after being shot in the head.
- Weston Smith’s surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23.
- Esther Beard’s sister – Dorothy continues with her treatments for cancer.
- Ina Bird (Tony Bird’s, Linda Wheat’s, Velvie Thornton’s) mother is now home after a fall and visit to the hospital.
- Marck Maienschein (Sherry Spencer’s brother-in-law) has been diagnosed with cancer that is treatable. His prognosis is good.
Remember These Individuals in Your Prayers
Others on Prayer List:
Bob & Jorene Thomas, Jim & Irene Haden, Hazel Lawson, Chet McHaffie, Mike Simpson, Penny Glossip, Greely Kirkpatrick, Barry Davis, Bill Curtis & Jeremy Walker .
Reminder - Teacher Sign-up Sheet is on the board for new quarter.
The Show Me Lectureship starts with the Branson Congregation on May 27 and ends June 3.
Our Monthly Potluck Dinner will be tonight after the PM service. We will be celebrating May Birthdays & Anniversaries.
Gospel Meeting at the Plainview Church of Christ starts on June 10 and ends June 12.
Congratulations to our graduates:
Thought for week: Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn't.
SURGERY AT MAYO
Shirley and I, along with Elza and Sandy, headed for Rochester, MN on April 8 after church services. We rented a house that met our needs perfectly. The Campbell’s were a huge help as Elza chauffeured us all over Rochester (never missing a turn). Sandy demonstrated her love of Rainbow sherbet.
On April 11, I went to the hospital without any food, water or medication. I was the second on the list for DBS surgery. My head was fastened in a “halo” which was painful and very uncomfortable. Next was the loudest MRI ever. It literally rattled my teeth. The procedure required me being awake. It was about 3 hours long and I repeatedly prayed for God’s help to make it through. I took comfort in knowing that many of you were praying also!
After surgery, I was off to spend the night in the hospital. They put a blood pressure cuff on my left arm, which went off every hour. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep.
Elza and Sandy left early Friday morning to beat the snow. Rochester had a record snow fall for April at 17 inches. On 18 of April a Neurotransmitter was placed in my chest. I was put under general anesthetics. On Friday a nurse programmed the unit. We were under the impression that I wound “bounce” out of there. But I learned later that it takes several weeks to begin to work. We were disappointed that I could not walk without assistance.
We want to thank everyone for the prayers that went up on our behalf. God is good. I am confident that it will get better and one day I will be able to “bounce” into the assembly.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.