September 28, 2018
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our brokenness, and Hope of the world.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and caring concerns about the recent health challenge I have experienced the past few weeks. Many of you sent me expressions of prayers and care, for which I am deeply grateful. Surrounded by your prayers, I am now on the road to recovery.
Thanks be to God and thanks be to God for you!
Please accept my sincere regret that I could not fulfill the commitments I had made prior to my illness. Many of you had to deal with disappointment and interruption as you had to make needed adjustments because of the cancellation of the scheduled events, including the District Holy Conversations. Please also accept my heart-felt appreciation for your graciousness and understanding.
By the grace of God, I am feeling better and able to work on returning to my routine. I was assured by the doctor that my thyroiditis would be healed and that I am able to resume my ministry among you October 1 without interference. Your prayers and caring spirit during my season of illness was a source of strength and joy. I am so privileged to be a part of the praying and caring community that you represent. May God continue to bless and honor you, your loved ones, and your ministry.
Grace and Peace,