Dear Friends in the Lord,
“It is of the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.”
Great is the faithfulness of the Lord.
I (Kristin) am writing today at the request of my father let you know some things that have taken place in the past week.
My dad had a stroke last Thursday. Initially he experienced numbness in one arm and leg, and lost his ability to communicate some words. However he regained full bodily movement after a few minutes, but maintained some confusion in his speech. By Saturday he was seemingly back to normal physically, but still struggling with his speech. He could speak words clearly, but couldn’t find the right word for many things, and would be fairly quiet because of that. Saturday evening he seemed to suffer further effects, and lost most of his strength on the right side of his body.
I know many of you are familiar with his testimony, and probably know his convictions of trusting the Lord for his health and healing, and how God miraculously healed him from a heart attack and from diabetes in the past. With all of this, he still feels convicted to not seek medical attention, and to trust the Lord solely with the results of this. We are seeking to honor Him in this, and also looking to the Lord each day for wisdom and guidance in moving forward.
I share these things to ask you to please join us in lifting my dad up to the Father in this time. We know that God’s ways are perfect, and He can be trusted. It has been a difficult trial, but I can testify to the grace of God, and His peace that passes all understanding, that have been manifested to us this past week.
I will be trying to keep an eye on my dad’s emails for him, to pass along messages and respond some as I’m able. My dad has a really hard time communicating right now, and it’s difficult for him to talk on the phone. He is able to think clearly from what we can tell, only struggling with speaking. Also, as he cannot really use his right hand, typing is not an option for him for the time being. It has been an encouragement to see him talking more as the week has progressed.
Please join us in praying for my dad’s healing, in the Lord’s will and perfect timing. And for all of us in the journey, that we would keep our eyes on God, and have grace to take one day at a time. Also, for much courage and peace for my dad in facing these trials. He seems to be doing well, but I know it’s a difficult experience.
Tomorrow will be my dad’s 55th birthday. We are looking forward to celebrating it with him, and praying for a double portion of grace for him in this season.
Thank you so much for your prayers, they are greatly appreciated in this time. Our God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.
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