From Jim Radcliffe after surgery:
Ps 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
We are trying to do this “waiting” on the Lord and also trusting in His strength-giving power.
We praise God for His healing touch over the last month since open heart surgery and for this time of recovery.
I have just begun to drive a little along with walking for exercise. The incisions are healing nicely. We have enjoyed some wonderful time with our families as well.
We have been impressed that God has placed His people all along our way on this path to healing. In each medical office and hospital where we have been, believers, whom we did not know were there, have reached out to us in encouragement and prayer.
We would appreciate continued prayers for the following:
1 For continued healing and increased strength
2 For the cardiac evaluation to be positive on August 29, in preparation for the next surgery.
3 For the next surgery on Sep 9th (laproscopic adrenalectomy) to go well
4 For the adrenal tumor to be benign and able to be completely removed
5 For our deputation services to be blessed of the Lord. Our scheduled “Home Assignment” is September-December, so we are praying that we can begin deputation in late September.
6 For us to be able to return to PNG at the end of December along with our daughter, Priscilla, who will be teaching at the MK School and Ben and Katherine, our son and wife, joining in the medical work. Ben and Katherine have two sons, Simeon and Mathias
7 For our son, Josiah, as he starts his university experience at MVNU in engineering and continues flight training in God’s time and plan
8 For the staff at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital as they care for the sick, and for the short-term missionaries who are coming to cover Jim’s absence: Dr. Mike Pyle, Dr. Scott Pringle, Dr. Steve Elerding and Dr. Kevin Kerrigan
We seek to glorify Jesus in all of this and to share His Calling to the Next Generation.
“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done.” (Psalm 78:4b NIV)
Radcliffe Family picnic just before surgery in July