not; for I am with thee. Be not dismayed; for I am thy God. I
will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
promise found in the verse above has been a great comfort and
reality to us the past two weeks.
approximately 8:00, the evening of August 23th
Lindas short term memory suddenly went completely away. It
soon became apparent that she needed medical attention and so we
called 911. At first, the doctor in the emergency room thought
that she had suffered a stroke. However, her memory
miraculously came back in about 6 hours. After extensive tests
at the hospital her neurological doctor diagnosed her as having
had benign transient amnesia.
According to an article in Mercks Manual, benign transient
amnesia can be described as "Severe global amnesic
confusion appears suddenly and lasts from as little as 30 to 60
minutes to as long as 12 hours or more. Attacks begin abruptly,
and during their onset, total disorientation except for self is
combined with a retrograde memory deficit that can extend back
for several years. Gradually, the impairments resolve as the
attack subsides. Total recovery is the rule....”
Linda came home from the hospital August the 26th and
we are thankful to the Lord for His healing and grace through
this time for us as a family. All through her time in the
hospital she felt Him upholding her with His right hand, and
“sheltered under His wings” (Psalm 91:4). Thank you for
your prayers these days.
We are thankful to the Lord for each one who has kindly shared
with us gifts in support of our ministry with New Tribes
Mission. Each gift is a real help to us & is appreciated!
appreciate your prayers for us regarding our ministry in the NTM
Medical Plan office. We recently found out that it was
necessary for us to make a big change, as of September 1st,
for NTM missionaries who are on the Medical Plan and who are
living here in the state of Florida, because of a licensing
issue. So far this transition has gone well. We expect things
to be resolved about the license in time to come. We are also
actively working on a project to make the Medical Plan HSA
(Health Savings Account) compatible, beginning January 1, 2007.
You may have heard President Bush talking about HSAs in some of
his speeches. We have a lot more work to do on revising the
2007 Policy and we would appreciate your prayers, for the Lords
wisdom and leading.
Its hard to
believe that we are already into September, and the summer (up
north!) is almost over. Thank you once again for your faithful
prayers and gifts of support of this ministry.
1000 East First St
because of Calvary,
John & Linda McGhee