We are eternally blessed that God Almighty “so loved the world that He gave His only Son,” Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Paul has had a successful glaucoma surgery on his right eye. “I have a patch over it,” Rev. Paul told me on Monday soon after his surgery. On Tuesday he reported “The patch is off and I am using drops. My eye is fairly swollen.”
What a blessing this ministry has with all of our synodical connections. (Synodical means to be walking together.) There are several people of Concordia LCMS in Miami, Florida, that have stepped up to take care of this medical situation for Rev. Paul. “They are taking very good care of me,” Rev. Paul said. His left eye is scheduled for surgery on Thursday, December 18th. We appreciate your prayers for his care as well as his requests for prayers for “the people in Haiti, the government, and that God’s will be done.”
The ministry has a mission team scheduled for the last week of December and another team for the first week of January. Rev. Paul desires to be back to help with these groups; however, he realizes that follow-up and stability on his surgeries has priority. Rev. Paul’s wife, Clynie, and some other responsible workers will serve the guests of these mission teams.
We are thankful for these teams and the people in Haiti being dedicated to this ministry. Of course, we are thankful for everyone that is dedicated to this ministry of Jesus Christ mission to bring His grace to these dear souls in Haiti.
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser