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Thank You For The Prayers

First of all, thank you for your prayers against the storm. Tropical Storm Eduard made a northeasterly turn and sped up after I posted last night. He is already ashore and does not appear to be causing much trouble. We will spend the day making last minute preparations for tomorrow's move in to the dorm.

I must also thank all those who have offered prayers for my daughter's recovery from knee surgery. She is now about seven weeks post-op and making steady progress. Emotionally it is hard. She will be moving in to the dorm with her college soccer teammates, but when the rest of the girls hit the practice field she will be heading for more physical therapy. But as I have said before, every challenge is an opportunity for virtue. This is her opportunity to exercise patience and diligence.

I know we have been lifted up and buoyed by your prayers. I will be praying for you as well.


Jim said…
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