UPDATE – 1:45 P.M. THURSDAY, WINONA TIME
Tom Avey is now out of the hospital. But early estimates on his return to Winona were a little optimistic.
He sees his doctor for a checkup on Monday, and hopes perhaps to be able to fly by about the middle of next week.
The good word from California this morning is that Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey, who had quadruple bypass surgery on Sunday, is anticipating possible release from the hospital today or tomorrow.
After a few days’ stay in local lodging arranged by pastor Tom Hocking of the Bellflower church, Avey hopes to fly home to Indiana, perhaps as soon as Sunday. He and Sandi are grateful for all the prayers and good wishes from the Fellowship.
Meanwhile, retired GBIM missionary Roy Snyder underwent bypass surgery yesterday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and doctors indicated the surgery was longer and more complicated than expected.
Your prayers for Roy and Ruth will be greatly appreciated.
The southwest Focus Retreat scheduled for Monday through Wednesday of this coming week in San Juan Capistrano will go on as planned, with FGBC Moderator Keith Shearer taking the lead in place of Avey.
The Fellowship Council meeting scheduled for Sacramento later in the week will also go on as planned.
YIB (Your Intrepid Blogger) will be at both these meetings, and we hope to be posting photos and reports as they occur.