On Monday, March 11th Rob was attending his men’s Life group at church. They had already had the Bible study and were playing a game of basketball. Several of the players heard a loud thump and turned around to see Rob lying on the floor of the gym. They immediately knew something was wrong when they saw him having a seizure! At this point he still had a pulse, but then another seizure came and at that point they lost his pulse. Someone had called 911, and when the fire department arrived they took over giving him CPR and after hooking him up to the machine shocked him several times. He was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital, and he was later transferred to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital.
This was the beginning of the longest 2 weeks of my life. I came in as the EMT were working on him and saw him lying there pale and lifeless. I immediately started praying for God to spare my husband!
That night as I was sitting beside his bed, watching the machines breathe for him, I prayed to God to spare his life. I felt a sense of relief and peace wash over me like I had never felt before. It was as if God were saying “I’ve got this Kim, I’ve got this.”
Over the course of the next few days it was touch and go…Rob lost his short-term memory for about 4 or 5 days. They ran every test under the sun on him and finally ruled out any neurological problems. The last test was the heart cauterization, and once they did that they discovered that Rob had 100% blockage in one artery and 95% blockage in another! On Monday, March 18th they did a double bypass to clear the blockage.
Rob came home from the hospital on Saturday, March 23rd-just shy of 14 days in the hospital! He is in pain, but he is pushing through. He is determined to beat the odds and be back up and moving in 3 months!
As many of you know, we have spent most of the past 13 years helping others all around the world. Our family surrendered to full-time ministry in 1999, while we were attending Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC. We have lived and worked in Mexico sharing the love of Christ. Our family has traveled to various other locations all in the name of Jesus! For the past several years we have poured ourselves into others as we have led and facilitated short term mission trips to South Texas, Haiti, the Lumbee Indians, and various other locations. Our life mission is to serve Christ and serve others! To share the love of Christ by being the Hands and Feet of Christ.
It is at this moment that we need your help and your prayers!
1. Continue to pray for complete healing for Rob. He has a long road ahead of him, but please pray that he will continue to heal.
2. Pray that God will be glorified in this situation-let others see Jesus in and through us!
3. Pray for provision-Rob will be out of work through the end of June minimum! My job ends in May. My family is planning a fundraiser dinner and yard sale to help raise the funds to pay basic living expenses until Rob goes back to work.
If you would like to make a tax deductible, financial contribution you can do so at www.urmissions.com.