Scott Perry had knee replacement surgery on Thursday. He is expected to go home on Friday. Thank you for your prayers for him and Kathy during the days of recovery and rehabilitation!
Betsy Von Dohlen is recuperating at home from surgery earlier this week. She will have to rest for a few weeks; if you would like to help with meals, please get in touch with Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joyce Crowell has made a remarkable recovery after suffering a stroke earlier this week. She is at home and making appointments with specialists to develop a treatment plan for a hole in her heart which was discovered while she was hospitalized.
Julia Keith is resting at home. She is scheduled for back surgery on May 30.
Judi Sachs has completed treatments and is regaining her strength. She is looking forward to regaining her strength and energy!
Linda Parker continues to receive chemo therapy treatments. Thank you for keeping her and all those named above in your prayers!
And last but not least, an update from Week of Compassion:
Our prayers are with communities and congregations that suffered in the severe tornadoes last night, and the high water flooding of the last few days. So far we are aware of significant damage to Community Christian Church in Jefferson City, MO [pictured]; and family members in the area who have suffered damage or lost their homes. We are in touch with partners in those communities to learn of other needs.
In the Oklahoma Region, extreme flooding has caused severe damage to properties and homes. Many of our Disciples churches-- particularly FCC of Broken Arrow and FCC of Hominy-- have opened their doors to meet the needs of the wider community.
Many of you are asking how to help: remember, the best practice is “Stay, pray, give.” Week of Compassion offers solidarity grants to congregations that sustained damage, and to churches and regions that are working to serve their neighbors. When you help fund these grants, you help us support local partners that meet immediate needs right after a disaster; and you also support the long term rebuilding process, which can take years. To donate, please visit our website, and designate your gift for “U.S. Storms and Fires.” Not only does your gift meet practical needs; it serves as a reminder to those who’ve suffered great loss that they are surrounded by a greater cloud of witnesses, and have the support of the whole Church.
Stay, pray, give… it does more good than we can imagine.