Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tech Team member Ray Schweitzer Prayer Request

Let's pray for tech team member Ray Schweitzer. Ray fell off a ladder yesterday morning and received 5 fractures to his hip/pelvis among other injuries to his left arm and back. He is undergoing a physical therapy session tomorrow, Ray is hoping he will be able to leave the hospital on crutches rather than a wheel chair. Ray is a single dad of 2 teenage daughters so he needs prayer anyway let alone this physical setback:)

If you don't know Ray, he was on Team 3 usually doing Audio 2 and or Floor Cam. Ray has stepped back from serving for the time being to spend more time with his daughters.

Let's pray for healing and a quick recovery.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Prayer Request

Hi Tech Team,
Got this prayer request from Jeff Rezer this morning.

"I am asking for prayer for my brother, Rich. Yesterday, he was cleaning the gutters, the ladder slipped, and he fell in the driveway. He suffered a serious compound fracture in his arm (both radius and ulna), cut his head open, broke a tooth, and has a black eye (they will be checking for any facial fractures soon). He had surgery on his arm last night, but it's going to be a LONG road to recovery. They put in 2 metal plates to secure the bone. Each plate is about 4-6" long and 1-1 1/2 inches wide. It will take 12-18 months for the bones to heal.

He did fine thru the surgery. It was done by a hand and arm surgeon...The doc came out and talked with Jeff's aunt and uncle and Rich's wife, Christine (his mom and dad are in FL visiting his grandpa). The hospital will keep him for a while and watch for infection. The trauma team will have a look at him to make sure there are no residual issues. He mentioned that a plastic surgeon will look to make sure that he has not broken facial bones, and they are awaiting MRI results to make sure that both his pelvis and knee do not have any issues.

Luckily we have family in the area who were able to come stay with them and help them through everything... my parents live in the area but were in Florida for my grandfather's 90th birthday, trrying to decide whether or not to come home early and trying to contend with the possible hurricane there over the next 2 days.

We have much to be thankful could have been a lot worse, but as it is the recovery will be long. His wife Christine is pregnant (due in Feb I think) and they have two other crazy munchkins to take care of. It will be hard, I'm sure. Pray for fast and complete healing as well as patience for Rich and Chris as they deal with all of this. Also pray that the kids are able to deal with the fact that they witnessed the whole thing happen and that they do not hold any fear.

Thanks guys! :)"

Here is Jeff's Blog if you would like some more info:

Friday, August 15, 2008

1st Blog

Howdy Tech Team,
I am going to give this blogging thing a try. I believe this will be an excellent way to further communicate stuff to the team. And a great way to get feedback as well. You guys will be able to comment, and it looks like I can do some web polling also. I will continue to email updates and progress reports, but I feel strongly that this blog will also help everyone be even more connected, as we can communicate technical updates, personal updates, series info, devotionals, prayer requests, special event scedules, team schedules, training materials, etc etc etc, all in cyber-space.

I will be looking for constructive criticism and suggestions on this blog so feel free to either comment here or shoot me an email.