Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family,: Please forgive me for not writing earlier. So many things crowd this little mind and I forget that I need to take the time to share them with you.

First, let me mention the auction. Praise the LORD for His continued blessing upon our school and those who put in many hours and give much to make this happen. Over $7,000 was raised during the live auction. The silent auction and various gifts from many sources brought the total of all the deposits that are related to the auction to almost $13,000. To the hundreds who participated in one way or another, know that I thank God for you.

We have many hurting to pray for. Bonnie Fiebig has been in the hospital in Madison this week. She was transported to St. Francis here in Fond du Lac today. They have found blood clots in her legs and lungs which are going to prevent for 6 months the procedure that would relieve her pain. They are working to balance her medications to relieve her pain and and to eliminate the clots.

Wayne Rose has had many nose bleeds. They are working to balance his blood pressure medication. They put something in his nasal passages that they will remove Monday. Pray the bleeding has stopped.

Jeremy Shaeffer will have another test tomorrow morning – Friday – to hopefully determine what is causing his abdominal pains. A recent test revealed areas of concern. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and strength for Pastor Shaeffer. He has now been fighting this for about a year.

Pray for the many who have colds and this nasty respiratory flu. Our school seems to be doing better, but I heard last evening that others are now down with it.

Zechariah 1:15 reads, “I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy.” Though I know this applies most directly to another time and people, I also know it teaches me about God. When I repent, God determines to return to me with mercy. “Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.”

Embracing Truth, 
Pastor