Here is a personal update from Jay Bell of Grace Brethren International Missions. He and his wife, Jan, were in an auto accident in west-central Iowa Saturday morning:
Thanks so much for mobilizing so much prayer so quickly.
We are recuperating in the home of Pastor Randy and Dena Todd in Dallas Center, Iowa.
Our accident was one of nine in a localized area going east on I-80. Apparently there was a quick shift in temperature at road level which created black ice. Jan was driving under the speed limit and managed to correct the first spin out (a couple of 360’s) but could not control the second patch of ice. NASCAR here she comes! An eyewitness said we rolled twice in an Enterprise Cargo Van. We both have concussions and Jan has a broken rib on her left side.
As we climbed out the front window (the front window and driver-side window were blown out), it was apparent God was watching out for us and protected us from more serious injuries.
My face is scraped and bruised, but it may be an improvement.
For those of you who prayed for us, we are so grateful.
“Lord, we worship you and praise your name. Thank you for saving our lives. We now ask for your grace to continue to mobilize churches in the FGBC to see the nations in their community and begin to reach out to them. The ‘unreached,’ it’s their turn to hear. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
NOTE: In a telephone update Sunday evening, Jay indicated their plans to rent a vehicle Monday and continue the trip. Please pray for their safety in this travel and continued rapid and complete recovery.