Monday afternoon prayer updates

Wayne McNatt is scheduled for a second surgery Tuesday morning. This will prepare his leg for being able to fit and rehabilitate with a prosthesis. Please continue to pray for Wayne, his upcoming surgery and the rehabilitation to follow. 

Julia Callaway asks us to pray for those affected by the floods in Papua, New Guinea, town of Sentani; relatives of the Callaway family, the Ingles, are doing mission work there. Over fifty people have died but the Ingles family is safe and is ministering to those injured and needing shelter, food, and water.

Wayne McNatt

Another brother of Lester’s, Wayne McNatt has been hospitalized in Marietta, GA with a  severe foot infection. He will have to have his foot removed; the surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning with a follow up procedure on Monday or Tuesday. Please pray for Wayne, and his two boys, Marlon and Marshall and all of the family during this difficult time.

Sebastian LeBuhn

Sebastian “Bash” LeBuhn has moved to a NICU step-down unit at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for a few more days of observation. He has continued to thrive and grow (yesterday was his due date, he was seven weeks early at birth), and the move allows Casey and Michael to spend the night with him. We hope with them that he will be able to go home with them by the end of this week.

General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Allison Ruari will attend the annual meeting of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), February 9-12, in Indianapolis. Some of the responsibilities of the board include:

· Discerning a vision for the direction of the Church;

· Oversight of the mission funding system;

· Approving or confirming  nominees to general ministry boards;

· Receiving reports of the general ministries and the Office of General Minister and President; and

· Processing resolutions submitted for General Assembly.

Thank you for keeping these leaders in your prayers.

Ed Cole

Congratulations to Ed Cole, who was honored today with the 2018 Elizabeth Jacobs Distinguished Service Award by the Council on Aging: “Taking to heart COA’s mission to address unmet needs like assisted transportation for seniors who no longer drive, Ed Cole stepped up two years ago to form and chair COA’s Senior Transportation Leadership Coalition. Using his extensive network, Ed gathered public and private organizations to create a new volunteer ride program called Senior Ride Nashville. This affordable service pairs an older adult who needs transportation with a volunteer who provides a ride, a helping hand and friendly conversation. Ed has devoted hundreds of hours to coalition and COA board meetings, community outreach, and to personally giving rides. His enthusiasm and leadership have been vital in helping COA make our community more age-friendly.” Ed received the award at the 2018 Annual Meeting at The Temple, and several friends from Vine Street were happy to witness the special occasion and celebrate with Ed and Pat and a host of friends from across Nashville.