Weekly Ministry Update                                                                        
June 9, 2020

This past Sunday, we were in two churches for the first time since March. God opened the door to allow us to visit two churches in South Dakota as we make our way to Oregon. I would ask that you pray for safe travels as we are back on the deputation road in an effort to get to India with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We still have many miles ahead of us but praying that God allows us to arrive in India January 2021.

We want to thank you for praying for our pastor. He has been on the ventilator for 19 days. Pastor Gardner has had many ups and down’s the last 19 days, but we received some good news yesterday from his son. Here is what his son wrote:

“Hallelujah our God is a good God !!!! Prayers are being answered !!! They have taken him off of the sedation and he was responding better today. He heard our voice and opened his eyes a little. Peep is at 9 !!! Oxygen is at 40% !!! Kidney is working well at 1.1 !!! The only set back right now is he does have bacterial pneumonia and fungus growing but he is on antibiotic and an anti fungal med. The antibiotic is working because his white blood count was at 17 and is now at 13 (11.4 is about normal). He does not have a fever. There is no indication of any infection to the brain. Just that any infection we have just makes our brain foggy. The new team of doctor, nurses and infectious disease doctors are hoping and planning on taking the tube out within the next 24 hours AMEN !!!!! Today they are planning on doing a bronchoscopy to help clean him out becuae he has a lot of secretion. We are so thankful and give God all the honor and glory for His goodness. Let’s pray they will be able to take the tube out and he will be able to breathe and respond well on his own when they do it.”

Please continue to pray for Pastor Gardner. You can follow daily updates in the comments of the link below.

https://www.worldevangelismcenter.org/pray-for-pastor-austin-gardner/