Kim Cooke (pictured here with her husband, Kelvin), pastor’s wife from the Grace Brethren Church of Waterloo, Iowa, recently had major heart surgery. Here are edited excerpts from updates sent out by her mother, Sherrie Clingenpeel. (photo at Grace Homecoming05 by Ruth Clingenpeel Williams)
Kim spoke with the surgeon, who informed her that the aneurysm on the aortic root was much worse than test results had shown, and he also said that the aortic wall was very weak. Please raise your voices in praise to our Awesome Father and thank Him for keeping Kim safe until the time of surgery.
We also feel very strongly that God’s hand orchestrated the circumstances so that the right surgeon repaired her heart. I want to weep with gratitude when I see how God has worked and will continue to work in all of our lives as we yield to His plan.
Kim is home!
The trip was uneventful, albeit very long for Kim. Thank you for praying. She is now in the process of trying to discover a way to sleep that will be as comfortable as possible–not as easy as you might think.
We came home to wonderful news. Some know that Kim has been ministering to, witnessing to, and praying for her neighbor, Christy, for more than a year now. Today, Christy made the decision to allow Christ to be the Lord of her life. Kim is praising God for this new child of His (as we all are), knowing that God has used her for His glory to bring this precious soul to Him.