A few days ago, I downloaded a new ringtone onto Rob’s cell phone. Michael Buble’s “Home” plays anytime his phone rings. Maybe it’s working on the doctors, too 🙂 Only kidding – I know that our gracious God who was not caught off-guard by the accident is continuing to restore him. Rob’s cleanout from yesterday looks to be his last trip to the o.r. We don’t know anything definite yet, but it does look like things are moving in the direction of going home! He has been tooling around the unit in the wheelchair this morning, and this afternoon I get to learn how to give him an injection he will need daily – I’m squeamish about that.
God is so gracious and precious to have brought us this far during these two weeks. We continue to pray for no infection to set in with the back wound, and that its healing would progress well. He will likely go home with a “wound vac” that will continue to drain the area until it is healed. We cannot say enough good things about The Med. I know that it sometimes gets a bad rap over here, but everyone from physicians, to nurses, to housekeeping, to clerks have been so friendly and encouraging (it’s not hard to like Rob, though, is it?).
Please don’t stop bringing Robbie before the Father in your prayers. Thank Him for His safe keeping and providence over us. Ask Him to continue to restore Robbie to full health and activity in due time. We ask Him to bless all of you for the way you have encouraged, loved, provided for, and prayed for us during these difficult days.
Also, please be praying for our friends, Steve Little and Robert Williamson, who will be leaving on Sept. 5 for a mission trip to Guinea, West Africa. Robbie was to be the team leader on this trip, in which they will be cycling in and out of villages with scripture and helping the missionaries establish contacts. Robbie won’t be going, obviously, but Robert & Steve believe that God still wants them to go and spread the Gospel. Pray for their safety, their families while they are away, and for the work that they will be doing for the kingdom.
“Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol Him, all peoples! For His steadfast love toward us and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 117