Kim Cooke, wife of pastor Kelvin Cooke of the Grace Brethren Church of Waterloo, Iowa, will be having open heart surgery Tuesday, April 18, at 8 a.m. in Iowa City. Your prayers would be appreciated—here is some background information from Kim:
Many of you have known that I have congenital aorticstenosis. I have been followed obviously for years and in December, my doctor here made an appointment for me to see a doctor in Iowa City.
With input from his group of doctors in Iowa City and two nationally-recognized cardiac specialists, it has been determined that I will need open heart surgery to replace my valve and replace my ascending aortic root due to an aneurysm.
As I have looked into God’s Word, these verses have just popped off the page…”Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as OUR God? (rhetorical question!) You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:13-14. He is a God that we can put our faith and trust in no matter the circumstances. There is no god as great as our God!
Please pray for us! If I may, I would like to ask you to pray for these things specifically:
Kelvin. All of this is coming at a very busy time for him. Pray that God will continue to lift him up and that discouragement will not come.
Our children. For peace and understanding. Patience.
Timing. When is there a good time? Yet God knows the right time.
That God will be glorified and honored through this time in our lives. We want to see Him high and lifted up!
We will be blessed to have you praying for us. Thank you in advance.