From Karen Burns:
Russell Smith (Burns’ grandson) is having surgery on 04 October to remove a piece of bone from his skull that is rubbing on his spinal cord. This is a one time deal, not something that has to be repeated as he grows. Please pray for Dave and Andrea (she is rather anxious) and Russell. Also, Paul and Karen will be leaving on Wednesday to visit Julia in Albuquerque, then on to Abilene to watch Russell’s older siblings while he is in the hospital. Pray for their travels and their visits. Thank you.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who loves little children and did yourself live as a child on the earth: Have mercy upon our little brother Russell and make him to know and feel your nearness as he undergoes surgery. We thank you that you have brought him this far in recovery and pray that he will be restored to full health so that he may live for your you, to the glory of your holy name, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen