Friday, April 10, 2009

Tumor, tornadoes, and other updates

My father in law's surgery was today. They removed the tumor and the initial testing shows it was indeed benign. I was able to speak with him before I left and he was awake, talking and responding appropriately. He was a bit swollen but that was to be expected. While we were waiting..........here comes the good part...

We had gone down to get some breakfast and a dear brother in our church was with us. He insisted on buying our breakfast. We sat down to eat and a gentleman said to my husband and this dear brother "Are you pastor's"...they answered and he invited them to talk with him. His wife was in the neurological intensive care unit because she had attempted suicide by taking pills which cause very bad seizures. He expressed an interest in knowing more about the Lord but was not ready to commit to Jesus. Then my husband went with him to pray with his wife and him. During that time...the wife gave her heart and life to the LORD! The wife had become overwhelmed because the husband lost his job....they are being evicted and have 4 children. They really have had some tough stuff going on. But she gave her life to Jesus. The dear brother in our church is going to pick up this gentleman and bring him to church tomorrow because he expressed interest in coming. We are praying he makes the commitment to the Lord.

I then came home from the hospital and storms arrived in the area. The tornado sirens went off and there were tornadoes in the areas. Just west of us in Murfreesboro Tennessee they struck. Many injured...some reports of deaths but no confirmations of that yet.......houses upon houses demolished. The kids were a bit freaked out by having to hide in our "safe place" but we got mostly high winds, heavy rains and some hail....but there are also reports of miracle survivors. I am watching the coverage and homes have literally just disappeared.....yet and still....

God is good. My father in law is good....someone gave their life to the Lord and the reports so far from the tornadoes are better than expected.........things could have been much worse if this had happened in the night.

Life and computer issues still keep me from blogging like I want. BUT our new computer will arrive about May 6th and hopefully that will solve some issues.

3 comments:

Thelma said...

update on the tornado devastation......pray people pray....so many lost their homes....one mommy and her 9 week old daugther were killed outside trying to get to shelter......may God comfort and heal..........

Hope said...

Wow! Good news and bad!

Praying!

Miss 'seeing you around.' Can't wait until you get your new computer! YAY!

Thelma said...

I miss being around too. God is so good. The gentleman I was talking about.....was with the brother in our church and he gave his life to the Lord. Brother T. said that he looked and acted like a different man after praying........may God be praised and the angel are rejoicing. Sometimes...I get so overwhelmed by my Lord......well I guess I'll have to do a blog post.......LOL.