praying Friends and Saints:
Please Note: We are having to cancel the meeting announced
for this coming Wedsnesday June 19th here at Cilfowyr Baptist Chapel until further
notice due to the following circumstances.
First and foremost I want to say how grateful we are to all of you who have
been praying for my (Dick’s) health and wellbeing. We arrived home Monday
night after a ten day stay in the hospital, and what a wonderful blessing to
be here again!
In my May 17th update I mentioned that I was undergoing a strong course of
steroids to treat the problem with my eyes, but at the time I had no idea what
lay just ahead. We were in a whirlwind of activity while hosting international
visitors when I found myself suddenly overcome by extremely adverse side-effects
to the medication.
The reaction was so severe that I needed to be hospitalized in order to stabilize
the condition. Gladys was able to stay with good friends close to the hospital
in Llanelli where I was under medical care, and thank the Lord our youngest
son Richard was able to come and help Gladys because she doesn’t drive
here. So his visit was a real Godsend!
The end of the matter is that it will take another month or more to recover
from physical exhaustion and other side effects of the steroid treatment, which
will continue for another eight weeks. So your continued prayers and expressions
of love are of great value and highly appreciated by us both. We really do appreciate
hearing from you, but please do understand if you don't receive an individual
response during this time.
We are so privileged to be surrounded many wonderful friends who have helped
Gladys through what has been an especially difficult time for her. Your prayers
and practical support are very deeply appreciated. And to the many that have
called or communicated via internet: your love and concern have made a huge
difference and we give thanks to God for making us part of His wonderful Family!
Meanwhile the Lord has continued to do some amazing things here in Wales, and
we look forward with anticipation to what is yet to come.
Thanking God because His mercies are new every morning,
Dick & Gladys