Dear friends, fellow bloggers and e-members:
I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you for taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to call, text, email and visit me in the hospital during my illness.
I am going to step out on a limb and try to call the names of some of those who actually contacted me by phone or who visited me during my 15 day hospitalization.
I would like to thank Bishop Jeffery Johnson and Minister Cynthia Johnson for bringing my mother to see me and checking on her during my illness. Bishop Johnson has been more than a Pastor to me. He has been a friend and a brother. I also would like to thank Sister Gloria Carolina for stopping by my mother’s and making sure that she ate and has what she needs. I would like to thank Dr. Ressurrection Graves for her prayers and her personal phone calls and text messages. I would like to thank Sister Lyn Leahz, Paulette Bussey and Brother George Ifeanyi for their prayers, outreach and genuine concern. And I would like to thank Sister Jennifer Isaac, Valeria Chatman Scott, Janice Chatman Mccleary, Andrea Rosenburg and Annette McFadden for calling to encourage me. Special thanks to Brother Stanley Scriven for calling to check on me everyday.
I thank Mr. and Mrs Tony Branch for checking on me and bring me lunch. I thank Ms. Lucy Keys for stopping by and Mr. Booker T W. Rice for caling. I thank my baby sister – Minister Deirdre Butler for traveling from Bluffton, South Carolina to Columbia to see me and I thank my daughter Melody and nephew Tony for stopping by and bringing me refreshments, clean clothes and helping me where needed.
There were many phone calls, text messages and emails that I may have missed while incapacitated but I thank everyone who may have called, sent a text message, a prayer or an email of concern. I thank everyone who prayed and/or requested prayer for me.
I am grateful for those persons and pastors who have reached out to me in way of assistance, prayer and visitation. Your generosity and caring support helped to lighten the burden of a very significant prescription and health cost as well as encourage me on the road to recovery. I cannot thank God enough for your demonstration of love and sharing. I pray God’s promises upon you (Matthew 10:41-42 and Matthew 25:34-40).
Special thanks is also offered to my FaceBook Bible Scholars – Sister Clarissa Grissett Peak and Elizabeth Wright for helping to keep my FaceBook Pages open and active in my absence. They are both volunteers and have been faithful in their assignments. I thank God for these two faithful prayer warriors and site administrators. I pray God’s promises upon them and their families. I also am grateful for my Church Family – Faith Deliverance Temple – who never stopped praying for my deliverance, healing and restoration. God has certainly heard their payers. Hallelujah!
I would like to thank God for my mother’s prayers and her assistance. She has been a real warrior and a great help to me.
If you called and I have not named you in this post it is not because I have purposely overlooked you but because I am human and cannot remember the countless acts of kindness and love that were directed toward me.
Thank you for being the instruments of God’s Love and the source of comfort and supplication. It is loving gestures and prayers like yours which helped to sustain me and give me the strength to recover.
I thank God through Christ Jesus for keeping me through it all and giving me favor with my doctors and care providers who treated me as if I were their only patient.
However, “Thank you” just doesn’t seem to say enough. Therefore, in the words of Holy Scripture:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:19)
“Life Hurts but God Heals!”
With sincere gratitude and heartfelt love,
Bishop O.W. Prince