This past week has been a sobering reminder of how fragile life is. Many of you have heard that Gideon became quite sick throughout the week last week. Towards the end of the week he had become unresponsive for the most part and could not really be woken from sleep, he was also struggling with balance anytime he got to his feet. There were many other symptoms that took place during those four days that became more concerning as the sickness progressed.
On Sabbath morning around 10:30 Grace took him into urgent care. They were quite concerned of meningitis and sent him over to ER for more testing. They ended up doing some blood work as well as a CT Scan of his head to rule out tumors, MS, as well as other serious conditions. The CT Scan and blood work all came back normal except for one blood test which was very nonspecific, so it didn’t shed light on any specific answers. Long story short, we didn’t get a specific diagnosis other than that he was going through some kind of serious viral infection.
Many of you had heard that he was sick and had went in for testing so I wanted to give an update. Gideon is doing much better and is improving each day. His confusion and balance have been the symptoms that have lingered the most, but those seem to be slowly improving as well. He is now awake most of the day and eating some at every meal.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers for Gideon and for the rest of our family during this ordeal. I wanted to share with you that Gideon’s marked improvement started while we were sitting in the ER waiting for results. That was the first time he’d really been awake in a good 36-40 hours. He was awake for a couple hours while we were there and to our surprise asked to eat some our food that was brought for us by church members (he hadn’t eaten hardly anything for 4-5 days).
I have no doubts that his sudden improvement was a direct result of members from both churches as well as both sides of our family uniting in prayer for him during those few hours. I know there are so many others who are dealing with major health issues, biopsies, relational struggles, financial struggles, and a list of many other things that are currently going on. Let’s continue to come together and lift up each other to our merciful God in united prayer. He is listening and working accordingly.
“…He is as willing to listen to the prayer of faith as when He walked visibly among men. The natural cooperates with the supernatural. It is a part of God’s plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask.” GC 525.2
SPEAKER THIS WEEK
Brother Ray Garcia will be our speaker this week. Please ask the Lord to bless him as he completes his preparation and presents the message.
SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER THIS WEEK
Brother Ray Garcia will be our adult Sabbath School teacher this week.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Our prayers this week will be for Windsor Town Board Members Ivan Adams and Ken Bennett.
The church calendar for February and March can be downloaded for viewing and/or printing by clicking HERE
PLEASE TAKE NOTE that our next TMI PLANNING MEETING is just ahead on Monday evening, February 24, 6:30 PM, at the church. It's time to start getting ourselves organized for the outreach events we have planned to continue God's work.
For handy access to our February volunteers lists you can use the this link to view or print them. Click HERE
We are at the midway point of our 1st QUARTER -- time for volunteers to step forward/sign up for 2ND QUARTER church leadership positions:
SABBATH SCHOOL SUPT
There are also three openings available for 2nd QTR speakers at this time.
This Sabbath we'll be having our monthly whole-church Fellowship Dinner at the Windsor Rec Center.... so don your aprons, those who have been blessed with culinary talents. All are invited to bring a yummy, wholesome dish to share as we join together for food and fellowship.
Just a reminder that you can continue to contribute to our campaign for the distribution of Liberty magazine through March 31.
SIGNS MAGAZINE REPORT
Click HERE for a report showing the numbers of Signs of the Times magazines taken at various locations during this past January. May those who are reading them receive blessed inspiration.
And many, many thanks to those of you who maintain and/or support this important outreach ministry.
WEEKLY STUDIES & UNITED PRAYER
The following studies occur each and every week as shown in the LOOKING AHEAD church calendar available thru the link above:
Bible Study -- Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
at Elm Haven Fellowship
United Prayer Meeting -- Thursdays, 6:30 PM
at Greeley SDA Church, Fellowship Hall
End Times Events Study -- Sabbaths, 4:30 PM
at Greeley SDA Church, Fellowship Hall
Please join us for these spiritually enriching & uplifting sessions. All are welcome!
ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
It's that yummy time of year again! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24th.Join us for vespers at 6:00 to close the Sabbath, then tour the rooms, enjoy haystacks or pizza, and at 7:00, join the fun bidding on yummy pies. Baked goods will also be available. What a fun way to help support our precious kiddos! If you are willing and able to donate a pie, please contact:
Mrs. Ramos at 970-978-7078 or
Mrs. Groeneweg at 303-913-6218
ACS DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING
Would you like to help people in need? It is not IF a disaster happens, but rather WHEN and WHERE. Will you be ready to assist? You can become certified in Donations Management with training recognized by FEMA and the State of Colorado Emergency Management. A training program is being offered on Sunday, February 25. Click HERE for more information.
COMING IN MARCH -- A secret sister party. Details forthcoming.....stay tuned!
"Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."
We look forward to seeing you at Wednesday Bible study, Thursday Prayer Meeting (Greeley SDA Church), and on Sabbath. Please consider joining us, even if you're not a member.