On Friday, John went in to have minor surgery for a hydrocele. A hydrocele is an accumulation of fluid in the body which can cause much pain. Instead of performing the medical procedure of simply draining the fluid, the doctor suggested closing the area altogether to assure the problem would not reoccur at a later date. While in surgery, John’s doctor discovered a hernia (which actually caused the hydrocele) and had to call in another surgeon to repair the hernia. John spent Friday night in the hospital and was released Saturday morning. He has been slowly regaining his strength and dealing with the pain brought on by the tear and repair. He has another appointment tomorrow morning and we trust all is progressing as it should. Thanks everyone for your prayers!
I have spent the last several days filling out and mailing tax receipts to our wonderful supporters. It has taken the lion’s share of my time, but I am finally down to the last lap. We are so very grateful to all of you who have generously given to Rehoboth this year. With your help, we have done a myriad of things. Just a few of them include feeding children, helping send children to school, making payroll for our leaders, teachers, and workers, helping the sick, and setting aside funds for our construction program.
For those of you who are regular readers of this site, you will recall this post: “I’ll See You In Heaven.” Our dear friend and brother in Christ, Enock Massillon and his family were greatly bereaved over the loss of their wife/mother due to a tragic accident. It was also a great loss for the whole church family, for we loved Sister Enock very much.
Enock has not forgotten the many heartfelt prayers of our readers and supporters during that devastating time in his and his children’s lives. He has asked me to make a special announcement on his behalf. After two years, he is engaged to be married to another Christian sister (Nanète) this March. He has asked for your prayers for he and Nanète as they begin their new life together.
If you would like to send a word of encouragement to Enock and Nanète, write me at danaptl -at- aol dot com. I will translate your messages so the happy couple can read them and be blessed.