The report from former GBIM executive director Tom Julien this evening is encouraging. According to reports at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church’s Global Prayer Gathering, Tom had his catheterization at midday today as planned at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
The doctors did find some small blockage, but feel it can be treated with medication and Tom hopes to be home soon.
Hawaii pastor Dave Mitchell, whose wife, Betty Lou, was operated on today for a growth inside her head, sent the following (slightly edited) report:
A victory would be won regardless of how my wife’s surgery had turned out because we were determined to give God glory. I am thrilled to say that the surgeon completed the operation about two hours ago and called me in the waiting room to tell me, “You’d better go to the intensive care room and kiss your wife. The operation went perfect. There was no cancer and I got every bit of the tumor. I could sense there was a much greater power than myself in the operating room.”
Isn’t that last statement great? That was our desire–to see God glorified. I’m not so sure he is a true believer but he knew there were many, many praying not only for Betty Lou but for him, and his smile said so much.
Right now Betty Lou is a very sore lady–who wouldn’t be? The operation went so well that she could even come home in a day or two. The surgeon said this was a very serious operation and that’s what is so amazing to him. Everything worked.
There seem to be no side effects as far as speech and there is some indication that her right leg, which has been weak for some time, has already regained strength. It has only been a few hours but Doc thinks it is safe to tell you all it seems great.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. We have learned so much concerning people’s love and care for one another. Some from people who never met us, as well as those of you who do know us. While I do not wish for anyone to go through a tragedy, if it happens, I hope you will give us the privilege of being on your list of people praying as well.
Dave and Betty Lou Mitchell