Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day 2006 - What An Adventure

First of all, let me say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Here is the adventure:

Philip and Susan took off on Wednesday afternoon to Ankeny to spend some time with Daniel and Amy at FBBC. The kids arrived in Ankeny and settled in looking forward to heading off to church that evening. Lynn and I were still in Clear Lake preparing for our evening service when the phone rang.....

It was Donna Bryan telling me that Matthew (her son) was being life flighted to the hospital in Des Moines. Apparently, Matt was riding his four wheeler and experienced a terrible crash. Donna was simply calling to ask for prayer for Matt and she wanted to let Philip know what had transpired. Matt was headed to surgery and Donna was going to call when she had more information.

Following our evening service, Donna called back to let us know that Matt had severed one of the three muscles in his right thigh. Though very serious, Matt will make a full recovery! Praise The LORD!

Lynn & I left Clear Lake at 0 dark thirty to head to Des Moines for Thanksgiving at the Cox's. It was a full crew, close to 30! Great food and a beautiful 23 pound turkey cook by my Mom. Everything was great and everyone had fun. Special guests included Daniels "special" friend Maggie & Nick Oliver. They both seemed to have fun and seem to be no worse for the wear.

After all of this...the adventure was about to begin. After visiting Matt and leaving the hospital, we headed to Ankeny to gather up Lynn's Mom and leave for Clear Lake. While loading the van to leave, the sliding door on the van...FELL OFF!

To tell the truth, it fell off two of the three points that hold the door on the van. Here we are 6 PM on Thanksgiving night the van door hanging on by a thread and no hope of finding any help. The plan quickly became to see if we could limp the van to Dave Bryan's warehouse and just leave the van there. I called Dave to get permission and he had me call Jim , his brother.

Jim showed up, brought his tools and went to work. Within 30 minutes he had the door completely off and back on! Praise The LORD!

Special thanks to Jim Bryan, Nick Oliver, Philip & Daniel Cox. You guys are the best in a tight pinch! Thanks for all your help!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Pastor Steve

1 comment:

Str8Arrow said...

Man! You always have so much fun. Will keep on praying for Matthew.