Latest from George & Kathy SchultzSubmitted by adionne on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 10:03am
Last Tuesday I was just about finished creating an email to send out when I got a call that my dad had experienced a major stroke. He was flown to Columbia, SC where he was treated. Through an amazing procedure (embolectomy) which passed a catheter through his heart into his brain they actually removed the large blood clot! Within one day he had regained much of his left side functioning. The doctor himself was amazed at the quick recovery. His situation has now been complicated by his inability to swallow food and he has developed pneumonia. Tonight he started an experimental drug to help keep his brain stint open. It has never been used on a patient with complications like my dad's. Because of my need to help with dad's care and Kathy's ongoing back pain we made the decision to cancel our trip to Thailand scheduled for Tuesday morning. We will miss going but we feel it is the right decision at this time. We are experiencing God's comfort and care during these days.
On another note....A while back I asked you to pray for a local Hindu family to whom we were trying to minister. We have taken gifts periodically and I gave the husband a book by Ravi Zacharius entitled New Birth or Rebirth? Jesus Talks with Krishna. Last week Kathy and I visited again taking Christmas gifts and another book of a Hindu man in SC who turned to Christ. For the first time this family allowed us into their home and showed us all around including their shrine/prayer room. We talked of their families and struggles and at the end of our visit I asked if I could pray for them. They willingly accepted. We are grateful for the door which seems to be opening very slowly. Keep them in your prayers as you think of them. We anticipate this being a long term relationship which hopefully will bear fruit for eternity. Thanks again for blessing us with your prayers and encouragement. We hope you have a blessed New Year!
George and Kathy
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