In Pocket Again

I hope!

I feel like I have been out of pocket for more than just a few days; but hopefully the week to come will be a bit more within the norm for me.

We are beyond thrilled to report to you that Larry’s liver transplant journey is exceeding the doctors’ best expectations.  Larry asked that we thank each of you for praying for him and he said please don’t stop.

There are five major steps.
1. making it through surgery — he did!
2. making it through SICU, usually 3 to 4 days — he did it in 1 1/2 days!
3. making it through on the ‘floor’ in liver transplant recovery, usually 10 days to two weeks — he is into day 2 and yesterday sat up in a chair for 2 and 1/2 hours. 
4. making it through ‘Townhouse’ transition, usually 4 to 6 weeks — still to come
5. making it through the rest of his life — this we are praying for him to know, embrace, and enjoy all the reasons ABBA has given him a new lease on life.

As the HOLY SPIRIT prompts, your continued prayers are needed and appreciated.

As to some other prayer needs, I received an email from LaJuanna that her mother transitioned peacefully from here to Heaven last night. The family is confident of her safe arrival in the presence of JESUS and are thanking Him for the 90 years she journeyed her; albeit, this temporary separation is hard. So please pray for them.

I have this update on Gracie House: Hey, I just wanted to give an update on Gracie House since I know many of you are praying for her.  Gracie graduated with her kindergarten class yesterday, and is doing well.  She is still receiving blood thinner shots in her stomach twice a day (given by her mom). She will see a doctor on June 6 in Mobile and in Birmingham around the end of June.  They are so appreciative of our prayers and ask that we continue to remember her and pray that the blood clots are dissolved. Thanks,Ann Kelly  Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:02 PM

If you have other praise reports and up dates, please let me know. And other prayer needs, please feel free to email me.

Allow me to remind you how very important the ‘unspoken request’ is listed at PFT.  This category of ‘unspoken’ covers requests so personal they must be kept private from public voicing, which makes it even more crucial that we remember them.

As I was beautifully reminded this morning in worship service, our world is filled with hurting people, needy people and we must get still before GOD and discern from HIM how it is that each of us individually and collectively can be the hands and feet of JESUS to these dear people.

We hope you all are enjoying your weekend, not many hours left — make the most of them.  And I will endeavor to ‘see’ you tomorrow with a word or two of encouragement. 

ABBA, thank You for another blessed day to love You, to worship You and to praise and petition You on behalf of many people. Thank You for hearing us.  Thank You for Your mercy and grace, for Your love and forgiveness, for healings, for Homecomings, for strength, for counsel, for every good and perfect gift, for every instruction and every leading to alleviate suffering in JESUS name. Thank You for my precious IDOKs and I entrust each of them to You this very afternoon for all their needs, praying they will be encouraged and will pass encouragement and comfort and help on to others. Thank You for this privilege of ministry. Amen and amen. 

MUCH thanks,

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