“I am cared for.” – Jim Pace

10375155_10102535544235883_1319404522494283890_nThis past weekend, NLCF had it’s first ever summer retreat.  I don’t remember if it was my idea or someone else’s, but I was excited about it from the start.

Then my 15 year old son, Seth, fell over.  I mean like a tree fell straight backward in the middle of a conversation he was having with Tracy.  Straight back onto his head and he was unconscious for 15 or 20 seconds.  Even when he came around he was disoriented and groggy.  So we rushed him straight to the ER.  All this started about three hours before I needed to leave.  Everything is working out fine with Seth, it just seems like he fainted, but it took a looong time in the ER to be sure.

I called and texted two of our staff that were leading the retreat, Jeanette and Steve, to let them know I might need to stay behind.  They instantly gave me the freedom to do so, even though my absence would make their jobs harder.  I texted our staff and asked for prayer which they did.  A nurse who works at another hospital checked in to see how he was doing and 2nd nurse, when he heard about Seth, came over to make sure everything was okay.  (Also, thanks DR for the sodas you brought!)  My co-pastor checked in from his vacation, I even heard many at the retreat were praying for Seth as well.

We were cared for, given freedom to deal with this situation, prayed for and loved.  I do love this church.  Thanks New Life Christian Fellowship.

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