But the subject line said something about surgery?!?!
Tuesday, November 29, I’m scheduled to have surgery sometime around noon (central time zone). I would greatly appreciate your prayers. It seems that I’ve got an umbilical hernia – a tear in the abdominal muscle on the front side of my stomach – that is causing some problems. It should be a relatively quick and straightforward procedure, but it is surgery, and I need your prayers for everything surgery-related.
This comes at a time that is quite “inconvenient” in my playbook. Getting ready for an international move is when I want to be strong and capable. Instead, the Lord has seen fit to limit me. I’ll have some pretty strict lifting limits that I’ll have to follow – or risk making things worse. This means that Amy, the kids, and others will have to bear the brunt of the sorting and packing and so forth that we’ll be facing. So don’t pray just for me but for all of us! We don’t yet know if this will affect the timing of our move. Our plan had been the first week of January, but now we’ll need the surgeon’s seal of approval before setting the precise date. Please be in prayer for all these things.