Thursday, January 3, 2013
Prayer Request for my Dad - Eugene Boggs
I have a prayer request concerning my Dad, Eugene Boggs. Many of our friends have already been told and are praying. But I asked Dad today if I could post this on the blog so more people could pray.
Dad has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is scheduled for surgery on January 29th. As many of you know there are a variety of treatments for this type of cancer but Dad feels most comfortable with a particular type of surgery so that is what he has opted to do. We support him 100%.
Dad was diagnosed many years ago with an enlarged heart and has had a pacemaker/defibrillator for over five years. It was very doubtful that the heart doctors would approve him for surgery but they have given him the green light. We are asking God to guide the whole process and to give my Dad a complete and quick recovery.
Would you please join us in praying for him? I know that God hears and answers the prayers of His people and that the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Praise God for that! I know God knows and He cares and He is well able to do what we need him to do.
We are adjusting our schedule to be closer to home during the surgery and the days immediately following. By the providence of God we had already cleared the week of the surgery so we could attend Wednesday night of the Minister's Conference in Pigeon Forge and support our Pastor preaching that night. We may not make it to the conference now but thankfully we were already planning to be on the correct side of the country that week.
We were planning to be back in Oklahoma and Kansas the next two + weeks preaching revivals in three churches. All three of them have been gracious to allow us to cancel so that we could stay near home after Dad's surgery. I hate to miss these revivals but I know in my heart that it is the right thing to do and I am comfortable with the decision.
It looks as though we will be preaching some while in Ohio. I am thankful that there are churches in our home area that love for us to come. That is a tremendous blessing from The Lord. I will post more about those dates when the plans are more clear. I will also update the schedule on the website then too.
Thank you so much for praying. God bless you all.