I arrived home a week ago and have been recuperating nicely, due to the attentive care and support of my wife and the encouragement and prayers of countless friends from Pearce. My deepest thanks to you for your many expressions of concern, from beautiful cards to wonderful tasty treats. (Note the photo from yesterday’s visit by the Pearce pastoral team, delivering me a coffee from Common Grounds.)
I am working on my physical therapy assignments and, little by little, gaining some mobility. Next Monday, I will go to my follow-up appointment and have my artfully arranged staples removed.
Although I am a bit concerned about what is happening at Pearce in my absence. For example, I heard rumors that a rather large turkey interrupted worship services this past Sunday. When I questioned our administrator, Honna Lusk, about this impropriety she looked a bit embarrassed. Note the photo documenting this rumor! (Although, she did get our turkey collection off to a strong start! Check out our turkey tracker at pearcechurch.org for the latest update!)
I did check in with our faithful head receptionist, Nancy Drew, to determine if everything is okay, because she has the pulse on our church’s day-to-day operations. She assured me that all is well.
I hope that is true for you this week. Thanks, again, for your partnership in the Gospel. May the Lord richly bless you during this month of giving thanks! We have much for which to be grateful.