Thank You

God was gracious to us… and gave us peace.  (Num. 6:24-26)

Recovery is slower than I want (weakness in my arms/legs and random nerve pains and aching).  No one really knows how long it will last.  Recovery seems to be different for every person.  But I’m constantly reminded of what could have been (an extended hospital stay; respirator; paralysis, etc.) I definitely had a mild case of Guillain-Berre syndrome.

I’m thankful for great doctors, a great hospital, and immediate treatment. 

But what I’m most thankful for is you – our prayer partner. So many of you quickly responded to our prayer requests. We eventually read every note on Facebook and this blog. We are so grateful for your intercession and words of encouragement.

These words keep echoing in my heart. As I thank God for you, I thank Him for being gracious…

The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.

(Num. 6:24-26)


Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

12 thoughts on “Thank You

  1. We love you Al and KK. It is an honor to pray for you! The Novotny’s wish you speedy recovery. We give HIM praise.

  2. Continuing to pray! I remember several years ago when Roy & Ruth Church went to Ecuador as missionaries & Roy got GBS—unfortunately, he did have paralysis, so I was quite distressed when I learned you had it. So thankful there is no paralysis. We’re praying for KK as well.

  3. Richard and I are lifting you and KK before the Throne of Grace. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  4. So happy for this update, Pastor Al. We prayed and God demonstrated how much He loves you. Glory and honor to our ABBA FATHER.

  5. God bless you all. Continued prayers for a full
    and speedy recovery. Freedom from pain and patience to allow healing to occur. So very thankful.

  6. I’m happy to get an update, and a good one at that! The prayers aren’t stopping and praying God will alleviate this residual pain you’re experiencing.

  7. Al, you have crossed my mind so many times over the last couple of weeks and I’m thankful that you are continuing to heal and getting to do that at home! I look forward too seeing you back in the building with us when you are ready!!! KK, take good care of yourself as well and know that you guys are loved and prayed for by so many!!

  8. we are so glad to hear of you doing so well. by the way we may have beat you here but you sent us and we are holding a place for you when you can come. love you guys.

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