"Let everyone who is Godly pray to You while You may be found"  (Psalm 32:6)

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen (Is 62:6).
The following is an update from our friend, Rev. Rob Schenck:

What a difference one week can make! On March 18 I was leading prayers outside the Florida hospice where Terri Schiavo lay dying after her feeding tube was removed. One week later, I woke up in the neurological intensive care unit of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after having brain surgery. I felt a lot closer to Terri at that moment--people were barking orders at me and I could not communicate back to them; I was utterly dependent on others for everything including feeding me and putting tubes in me so I could go to the bathroom. It was a lesson in humility. The most important aspects to the operation were a success, but it did leave me with what are hoped to be only temporary complications: I am having trouble swallowing and speaking, and I have significant facial weakness on my left side. I am less than two weeks into the six-week recovery period, so there is plenty of time for these things to resolve themselves.

This has not been an easy ordeal, though. It has been painful and disorienting, but the worst part has been my being sidelined during the last days of Terri Schiavo's life. Of course, it's not that our ministry was inactive. My brother, Paul, was extremely busy up on Capitol Hill, making the talk-show rounds and leading our ministry team while Rev. Pat Mahoney was directing things in Florida. It was a very demanding and exhausting time for them. They also had to spend a lot of money keeping this terrible event in front of lawmakers, the courts, and, most especially, God's people--thank you for your generosity during this time. We are all very saddened and dismayed by the fact that an innocent woman (who was not even terminally ill) was put to death cruelly by starvation and dehydration after a court ordered it! But we will take Terri's martyrdom and use it to ensure that the ungodly, unaccountable, run-away judiciary is finally reigned in! (More about this when I get a little stronger.)

I've used up just about all the energy I have. My wife, Cheryl, has been staying home from work to take excellent care of me and we appreciate so deeply all your prayers and good wishes. I'll be back soon with more. For now, I sit on the sidelines praying and coaching your excellent Faith and Action mission team.

I am always,
Your grateful missionary to elected and appointed officials,
Rev. Rob Schenck
Missionary to Capitol Hill

Please Join Us in Faith-Filled Prayers:

Almighty God, thank You for WATCHING over Rev. Schenck. Continue to bring HEALING to his body. Allow NO COMPLICATIONS. HELP him to rest in You. In the Name of Jesus, AMEN! (Ps 34:19; 42:11; 91:all; Jn 14:27; Heb 4:10-16)

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