It is 10:20 pm and I am just now in the house again after traveling to Northern Ireland. We had a great week. God blessed us big time and I see real spiritual and numerical growth in both churches. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to go over and preach.
As soon as my plane landed Betty, our grandson Jacob and I headed to the hospital to see Ethan. The surgery was supposed to take 8 hours but was over in about 4.5 hours. They thought that they would have to have muscles from his back to be put in his leg but there was enough muscle in the leg that they did not need to make that operation. The blood flow was good.
So though Ethan is in great pain, obviously, the surgery seems to have been a great success. Pastor Wayne Cofield and his wife Connie have been with the Howeths literally all day. God has given them some very great friends that are doing so much to bless them.
People have been praying all over the world. God has been hearing and answering prayer.
I only spoke to Ethan two times for a few seconds each because he had just come out of surgery but will try and see him tomorrow. I should have more information for you.
There will still be months and months of recovery. One leg is still going to be several inches shorter than the other.
The Howeths are still facing a great deal of financial trouble. I wish that you would pray about helping them. Please remember that they have good insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, but they are only going to cover 70% so that will leave a great debt/
Right now they are extremely tired also due to being at the hospital and the super amount of stress that they are feeling.
God blessed with Joe and Lisa Welch and Stephen Barnes being willing to come and look after the other children.