Monday, February 4, 2019
Please let me know when you are going to the hospital . . . .
I am very thankful for the receptionists at Beloit Memorial Hospital who often call me when our members are hospitalized. Their faithfulness and kindness are unparalleled. While I am very grateful for their calls, there have been a number of occasions when our church members were hospitalized there without my knowing. Additionally, Beloit Memorial is the only hospital who calls me when members are admitted. Consequently, I invite you to give me a call if you are going to be hospitalized or if you discover that one of our members has been hospitalized (I always protect my sources).
It is my pleasure to visit our members when they are in the hospital - to share God's Word, prayer, and the Lord's Supper with them. Additionally, if you are going to have surgery - whether it is inpatient or outpatient - please let me know, as I would love to come to the hospital and pray with you prior to your procedure. Over the years I have needed to leave my house at 3:30-4:00 a.m. a number of times in order to carry out this service and it was my good pleasure to do so - and so please do not worry that your surgery is too early for me to meet with you at the hospital on the morning of your procedure. I typically arrive 20 to 30 minutes after the time when the patient is instructed to report to the surgical unit. This allows me an opportunity to share Scripture and pray with the person at a time when they are simply waiting for nurses and anesthesiologists to look in on them.
God hears our prayers and His Word comforts us. Therefore, it is very important to me to offer these gifts of God to you. Please feel encouraged to call me on my cell phone (day or night) if I may be of service to you. May our good Lord bless you in every time of need.