This was final exam week for my first two condensed, 8 week courses. Reflecting on the classes, I’m blessed to see what God can teach in such little time, and I praise Him for the ability to not fail massively on the tests and papers! Now that Survey of Theology 1 and Romans are finished, I get a week break before Cultural Anthropology and Survey of Theology 2 begin.
In my spare time I’ve still been heading up to Lake Lundgren and it’s been a blast serving with other strong Christians through the off-season there. I already can’t wait for the summer programs to start next year!
In other news, I noticed a lump under my left jaw. My father is self-employed so our insurance deductible is very high, so when doctors suggested a CT scan we were shocked to find the cost was nearly $2200. After much prayer from my LLBC friends and supporters, and a whole bunch of phone calls by my awesome mom, God provided a CT place in Milwaukee that would do the scan for $265, which was a super huge blessing!
This past week I had a follow up appointment with my doctor where we reviewed the scan results. The lump is a cyst off my salivary gland and will need to be removed. The surgery is scheduled for November 14.
Naturally, the cost of surgery is going to be crazy, but I’m currently in the process of applying to a Christian medical bill share program known as Medicare. I would ask that you remember me in your prayers, that the application process would go smoothly so we can afford the surgery; and of course, that God would keep me safe and give the doctor the ability to work as he has been trained while in the operation room.
On a more positive note, I just had a great conversation with my dad about theology. It was a reminder how blessed we are to be able to be open about our beliefs here, and God reminded me how awesome my family is that my dad and I can stay up until 1:30 talking about God. He finally needed to go to bed because he has a 7:30 Bible study to go to. I thank God for the wonderful role model he has given our family!
I thank you for your continual prayer support. God bless you, and enjoy the beautiful fall colors He has provided!
In His name,