Benjamin Boal, son of Grace Brethren North American Missions executive director and Penn Valley (Telford, PA) pastor Tim Boal, was seriously injured in an auto accident on Saturday, April 1. Many have been praying for his recovery and spiritual perspective—Pastor Tim sends this update:
Thank you for your many kind e-mails, cards, and especially the prayers on Ben’s behalf before the throne of grace. I cannot begin to express our appreciation for your friendship and love.
Ben was brought home from the hospital over the weekend and we have a hospital bed, walker, and other physical aids set up in our family room for him. We praise God that aside from weakness in his left leg caused by the fractured hip and pelvis, he has a full range of motion.
Once fully healed, he should be able to resume normal activity. That healing process will be a 12-15 week timeframe with physical rehabilitation for his surgically-repaired back. He starts therapy on Thursday, April 13.
Many of you have prayed for Ben’s spiritual walk through the years. Yesterday I found him listening to a sermon on television. It is our prayer and belief that God is working not only in his body but also, and far more importantly, in his spirit. Much of this, I’m sure, is because of your faithful prayer for him.
Would you please pray for a continued sensitivity to the Lord’s voice in his life? I wish it were possible for me to put into words what our FGBC and Penn Valley Church family have meant to us during this trial. Tammy and I count it a privilege to belong to such a loving and concerned Fellowship of God’s people.