“I’m alive !!!” 12 August ’22

Dearest friend … 
“I’m alive !!!” … clip from The Incredibles movie:  
yesterday the 11th on this yet another “anniversary” date (like 23 May, when all this started).  “Pull-the-plug” (NOT) day, is our 2nd, equally important celebration of the extended life given me, Nora, and our family.  11 August, the night after she was told by the surgeon’s team, at 9 am the following morning, that one of the surgeons on the team had the confidence in God, me and them/us, to pull through this ordeal, and live on into life … and NOT pull-the-plug.  Nora had, the night before prepared our children to say their “goodbyes” to Dad that day when she received the call. 

We’re all still processing these 14 months.  Counseling and input for Nora and me, professionally and with friends and family have been essential.  I’ve had a good month, I feel like I’m in the 70-80% range, and start physical therapy in ten days. 
And so we celebrate with you in this incredible milestone given me and us, life, bestowing blessings upon blessings!    Truly, I have crossed over from death to life!
Yesterday, Nora passed her Praxis Math exam!  We are so excited for her, as is she.  And hopes to become a regularly employed teacher, as soon as January.  Yippie !!!

On the 9th, Tuesday, Eliana got home from serving with YoungLife for over 5 weeks in the desert of Oregon.  They were severely short-staffed, yet she had a great adventure and experience.  She afterward went to Washington to see her friend, Stacy. 

Conference plans in Iraq/Kurdistan and Lebanon, in August and September, as well as a side trip into Jordan, are going well.  The USA team is prepared to be there, and the two trainers are excited to use their skills.  For me … well hopefully, one day soon. 

Armenia gears up for its newest project, and I’ve been very active in making that happen.  Times with Tamara and her husband Sam, via ZOOM, have been great.  I’d love to be there this year, though health-wise it’s looking more like late Winter or early Spring ’23. 

Serbia is doing extremely well, and we are so encouraged at how TCD is moving forward there.
Even in the journey of restoration of my health, we are allowed so many blessings to move forward, and our involvement in that.  We are so grateful to have you in our lives and on this path with us!   
Much love … 

If your heart so moves, we would love you to join us in these movements ahead.
Thank you !!!
Global Hope Network International
934 N. Magnolia Ave.   Suite # 310
Orlando,   FL   32803-3840

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