01/23 Jami’s Surgery (08:00)

It was a long night but she is on the mend.

Spoke to the Urologist late last night and found out they had to retract the blocked ureter, then reattach to the bladder in another position.  Another stent was placed for healing.  Two weeks with a catheter.

The bladder had a nodule removed will need to follow up on this

Nothing was done to the lesion in her large intestine.

Keep praying 

01/22 Jami’s Surgery (17:30) Out of Surgery

Well the OBYN did surgery for over 4 hours and removed the final portions of Jami’s  uterus and ovaries.  He also removed the hormonal growth from those organs.  Now that the estrogen producing organs have been removed, there should be no more growths caused by the estrogen.  The Doctor showed me the removed parts.

The second doctor had to deal with three other items.  He spent an hour and a half.  I have not heard back from the second Doctor.

She spent an hour in post recovery, now is resting, actually snoring.

Keep praying

01/21 Jami’s Surgery (Update 17:48)

Jami checked into the hospital at 13:00 and is in her room.  Glennda came for a visit and brought a Taiwan delicacy, Crispy Cream Donuts.

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The doctor came at 17:00 and spoke with her concerning Wednesday’s schedule.  Liu Bao Church will visit tonight.  Abbey and I will return in the morning about 7:30 for surgery schedule for 10:00 am.

Continue to pray

01/21 Jami’s Surgery

Today we will go early and get with some friends to translate the paperwork for the hospital.  Richard and Clare Bean have been with us in the past surgeries, Clare’s ability to translate is tremendous.  They are our faithful backup in the hospital area.

Jami should enter the hospital today, this afternoon, and will start the pre-surgery activities.  Tonight, she will stay in the hospital before tomorrow’s surgery.

Continue to pray for the doctors, staff, helpers and our family as we near the surgery time.  We all need wisdom to deal with any situation and for God to use our testimony for those who do not know Him.

01/14 Monthly Baptist Co-workers Fellowship

I attended another co-workers group with Glennda this week.  Well over 10 Pastors from Taipei, Taichung and Gao Tiong were there.

I had an opportunity to share my ministry along with the material with almost all of the Pastors.

Pray for more opportunities to partner with local Pastor and encourage them to strengthen their mentoring ministries. 

01/13 Yuan Lin Tai Fu (Small Group)


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We continue our effort in Yuan Lin.  Though the small group seems small, their impact will be tremendous in the future.

Already some of the original group meets with the Pastor’s wife on another day.  This group seems to be very stable and the Pastor and His wife are there also.

Pray for this group as they move forward.  Open their hearts to the truth they are learning.  Already they are opening up like they have never before. 

01/11 Lu Gang Baptist Church (Growing)

I met with the Lu Gang small group today.  They continue to experience different small group methods.  Today we broke into women’s and men’s groups.  I had the opportunity to meet with several of the Deacons.

As always, I had the opportunity to share prayer requests and get some from the men.  It is nice to see these individuals open up.  I asked the question, “Do you often get to share with other church members?”   Come to find out, these men have been in the church for over 40 years and have never personally shared their prayer request with each other.  Today, they did.

It is through this type of interaction that lives are changed.  It is through their sharing that relationships are built in a healthy environment.

Pray for this group as they continue this life-changing process.  Allow them to see the importance of personal interaction in their family-centered life-long walk in Christ.