Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Babies and Visits

It's been a fairly busy week. Three new babies in the parish, a couple of hospitalizations, and a member who is dying.

Let's start with the babies, all born this past Monday.

This is Ellie. She's in GF at the hospital now. I'm going over Friday morning to baptize her. She's not able to regulate her glucose levels yet. I think she was 4 lbs 3 oz. at birth. As of this evening she is stable but needs constant monitoring. Alyssa is recovering well but worried about Ellie. Please keep her in your prayers.
The boy in blue is her giant twin brother, Eli. He weighed in at 5 lbs. 1.7 oz.
Eli is doing well getting used to air, noise, and the out-doors. These are Quinten and Alyssa's new children. Their older siblings are going to love getting to know them. Please keep their family in your prayers.

Now we turn to Nikolena

Jared and Jessica had me baptize Nikolena right away on Tuesday. Here she is with her sponsors, auntie Amanda and uncle Shane.
And here is Nikolena. She'll get plenty of attention from her two older brothers. Jessica is recovering well. Please keep them in your prayers.

Louella A. is hospitalized this week, but seems to be doing somewhat better. She may be able to go home on Saturday. She was out at the farm with her two sons and their wives for deer season when she began to be ill. Please keep her in your prayers.

Ethel J. has developed a life threatening condition and is going to need surgery in the coming few days. Please keep her in your prayers. (this is Mavis' sister)

And Evelyn G. is slowly passing. Her son, David, is staying with her all the time at the nursing home now. Evelyn is 98 years old (I think). Please keep them in your prayers.

I didn't get to see Kevin V. this week. So many things going on. Please keep him in your prayers as well.

Now. I've got three different families that I'm working with who aren't members at our congregations. I take a slow and steady approach to these kinds of things. But in times like this when there are so many hospital visits the "steady" part gets wiggled a bit loose. Please keep me in your prayers also.

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