From Mike In Texas:
Let's have a prayer of thanksgiving to balance out all the sad things going on.
My surgery for diverticulitis took place on Monday of this week. I was released to come home Thursday evening. It went exactly as planned, completely laparoscopically with none of the complications that were quite possible. They tell me I am well ahead of the curve in terms of healing up. I am feeling so good that I went shopping at a mall yesterday, less than 4 full days after the procedure. So let us pray in thanksgiving for the wonderful outcome so far and for continued healing without complications.
From THE HINDUSTAN TIMES:
Niu Niu, A two-year-old Chinese girl, survived a 10th-floor fall from her house-window after a passer-by came up with a quick reaction and caught her. Wu Juping, a mother of a seven-month-old baby, saw the child dangling from the window, and quickly kicked off her high-heeled shoes to run towards her with outstretched arms.
Niu has been hospitalized for internal bleeding and remains in a critical condition. Wu is recovering from a broken arm in a hospital in Fuyang city.
“I don’t regret anything that happened. I just hope that Niu Niu will recover,” said Wu.
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
We pray for Göran and Joe.
Please pray especially for Joe on Monday between 9 and noon Alberta time (7 hours behind the UK). One of his tumours is completely blocking the small intestine and because of its position it is inoperable. For a couple of weeks now they have been trying to get a stent to work so that nourishment can get through, but the tumour is putting too much pressure on the stent. On Monday they are going to attempt to do a bypass, but because of his very weak condition it is very risky.
Thank you all for your prayers.
Not quite back on FB, Password doesn't work... Wish to thank you all from my heart for your prayers and good wishes!
We pray for Andee and all those who are missing Kirstin already.
Posted by The Cajun at ON TRANSMIGRATION:
I had a dental emergency at work this morning and had to visit the new dental group sooner than planned to find that I have a nasty abscess that will require a root canal. Oh, the joy!!! Filled 2 prescriptions, one antibiotic, the other a pain killer, leaving the day pretty much shot. The appointment is set up for next Tuesday (my single day off!) and all should be well after that.
Our friend also has an appointment with his doctor today to discuss the results of some recent blood work.
Please continue to pray for our friend, Jay Simser at BAILEY'S BUDDY. It's bad enough that he is suffering from various medical problems at the moment, but things are even worse for Jay as the side effects of the tablets he is having to take are unpleasant and making his life even more uncomfortable.
From THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD:
Church officials and the community of Matamoros were in shock after a well-known Catholic priest was killed in crossfire during a Saturday afternoon shootout between armed gunmen and the Mexican military. Father Marco Antonio Duran Romero died at approximately 3:40 p.m. at a local hospital.
From CHRISTIAN TODAY:
Scottish Catholic charity SCIAF is providing frontline care to victims of two recent incidents of mass rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Around 150 ex-militiamen who had been integrated into the national army deserted and went on the rampage through two remote villages near Fizi, South Kivu, on June 10 and 11. In the first village, Abala, the soldiers looted houses and butchered livestock before systematically raping 54 girls and women. Victims included the elderly. The following day, 135 women and girls were raped when the militiamen attacked Nakiele 13km away.
From CHRISTIAN TODAY:
Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal as 10 million people face starvation in the east and Horn of Africa. The food crisis has been brought on by two failed rainy seasons and rising global food prices. Kenya and Ethiopia are facing particularly severe food shortages. Other countries affected by the drought are Djibouti, Somalia and Uganda.
From THE BBC:
Syrian troops are raiding houses and arresting people in the central city of Hama, reports say, after massive anti-government protests there on Friday.
From THE BBC:
At least 10 people have been killed in a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Five people were killed when a bomb exploded on Sunday inside a bar frequented by soldiers and policemen.
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