Friends and Family,
First of all please allow us to thank you for all you are doing for us - we are continually amazed at God's provision to us through His people! From the smallest detail to the largest God has laid things on your hearts and you have responded and we are the humble recipients and we thank you very much!
We have heard of COUNTLESS people who were praying for Mark on Tuesday and we believe all of those prayers affected the great outcome of the surgery and for that we are so very grateful.
Last week I read that when you have a mountain to climb that the higher the mountain the greater the view on the other side! I can say today that is true because leading up to this surgery was certainly a mountain to climb and now that it is behind us and it was successful the view is awesome!
Mark is doing well today - he looks great and feels great - he was able to get up and walk a little today which is another answer to prayer and he will continue to get up and go as much as possible.
They will keep the epidural block in for 3-5 days which blocks all the pain of the surgery and is truly a blessing - he is not feeling much pain at all!
We HOPE to be able to get him home on Sunday but if not then he should be able to get home by Tuesday latest.
Thank you for your continued prayer - pray that we will look for opportunities to witness and that Mark will continue to improve daily.
With much gratefulness,
Mark and Lee
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.