Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey, while on a site visit in southern California to the facility where Celebrate06 national conference will be held this summer, experienced chest pains and shortness of breath.
There was no heart attack, but examination led to a quadruple heart bypass operation the morning of January 22. Avey’s wife, Sandi, was with him, and the surgery went well and they were able to return to Winona Lake, IN, for Tom’s recuperation about a week later.
Avey expresses appreciation for the many cards, e-mails, and messages of support, and especially for the prayers of God’s people during this time. He was back to a nearly normal work schedule at press time.