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Pray for Dr. Gary Parrett

17 Aug

Please pray for my good friend, Dr. Gary Parrett (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary).  Dr. Parrett was seriously injured on July 3 in a tragic bus accident in South Korea where 12 passengers died. Since then, he has been fighting for his life and has yet to regain consciousness. His wife and daughter have been by his side in the hospital in South Korea, and they have been relaying updates on his condition and prayer requests nearly every day, here.

The most recent update is that he was successfully transferred halfway around the world to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston just yesterday! His wife and daughter arrived today and shared this news:

Hi everyone!

My mom and I arrived in Massachusetts this morning and spent most of the day with my dad at the hospital.  He is doing very well, although he’s still a little bit groggy from the medicine he’s been given the past few days to help him sleep.

The doctors here at MGH have mentioned their plan of moving him either to a regular ward or a nearby rehab hospital very soon–maybe even tomorrow.  His body is stable, so they think that it would best to start rehab as soon as possible.   Please pray that the doctors would make the best decision for my dad’s care and that my dad’s brain would continue to recover!

Thank you so much for your prayers, especially as all of us traveled.  We have been so blessed by God’s unfailing love and grace!

Please pray for God’s healing of Dr. Parrett and Spirit’s comfort for his family. May you also be encouraged by the words of Gary’s hymn “Come, Lord Jesus to Redeem Us”.

Come, Lord Jesus, to redeem us

from our foes and from our fears.

We await the hand of mercy

that will wipe away our tears.

We have labored long in darkness,

even now our hearts grow weak.

How we long for your appearing

and your great salvation seek.

(Rev. 21:4; Rom. 8:23; 2Tim. 4:8)

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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in gospel, music, prayer, suffering

 

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