Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prayer Request for my Dad!

My life was turned up side down....
About a week ago my mom called me and had some news for me about my dad. There was a accident and my dad was in the middle of it. He was hurt really bad and was in critical condition. My dad works on heavy machinery (he is a mechanic) and is really good at his job. But with this case we will see that my dad was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. We don't know what happened all we can do is speculate all that could of happened. From the accident my dad broke his jaw, and other facial fractures occurred. He had (and still has) blood in his lungs. His lip was split open also. Because of all the shock and trauma that happened, his body naturally slewed up. But this caused other problems such as his throat being closed up, the blood was focused on the mid section of his body and this could have caused blood clots because there was no circulation going on. I flew home to be with my family, we were hurt and we were fearful for my dad. I was able to comfort my mom and help her in all the areas of which i could. When i saw my dad, emotions struck me as i saw him laying there in pain because of what happened to him. I has a hard time looking at him and i hated seeing him this way because this is not how i want to see my dad.
A week and a half later i returned home with my wife (she came up a couple days later) to fulfill needs and responsibilities here. I get texts from my sister and calls from them with updates on my dad. He is doing a lot better. He is still in ICU and is progressing well. Please keep praying because he is not 100%. He has a long way to go and he is going because of your guys prayers for him. Keep Praying.

What we were challenged with:
-Trust in God.
-Not to worry.
-Family members who want to help, but were in the way.
-Conflict at times between my mom and sister.
-Etc. and the List goes on.

What we were confident in:
-My dad is a Christian, and God loves him more then us, and we know that He is holding him.
-That God is in complete control.
-That no matter what we have to stay faithful to God. (Even during trying trials in our lives.)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our life so far this school year

Hello, classes this term and next

Hello everyone! Life in Lubbock, Texas has been very busy for us since school has started in the beginning of August. Our demanding classes were great. We had: Luke with Charles Speer Introduction to Ministry Studies with Ron Bontrager James– I & II Peter with Ron Bontrager We are very excited for next term. The holidays are always fun. We are looking forward to be seeing our families for a bit of time. We’ll be spending Thanksgiving in Florida and Christmas in California. Our class schedule will be: Christian Home with Charles Speer (very excited for this one) Isaiah with Doyle Gilliam Hebrews with Gerald Paden Galatians with Ed Wharton Preaching from the Old Testament

Adventures In Missions (AIM)

AIM began with our school year here in Lubbock. The class started with 66 students. As you know, with us being AIM assistants we get assigned a church to work with and some of the AIM students. We are assigned to Sunset as our Area church and we have 8 students that are assigned to us as well. Those students are, Cally Ward from Montana, Nyasha Alufayi from South Africa, Matraca Moore from Texas, Ashley Stein from Texas, Kalen Berry from California, Dustin Horn from Texas, Cody Marceau from Kansas and Isaac Ramos from New Mexico.

So far with the AIMers we have had two long weekends working with Sunset church of Christ. The first one was Blue Haven, September 4-7. This is a retreat for the high school students, for this us and the AIMers worked as recreation crew, helped around the kitchen and two of our guy AIMers were camp counselors. The second long weekend was, Ceda Glen, September 25-27. This was basically the same kind of thing, a middle school retreat. For Ceda Glen we taught classes to each of the grades about how God always leads you in the right direction. The AIMers were camp counselors to all of the grades as well. Directly after Blue Haven, the high school retreat we all (us and the AIMers) went to an AIM retreat called Mountain View. This was a time for them to get away a little bit because they had just finished with their mid-terms. However we, had some homework to do during Mountain View so it wasn’t a real break for us, it was a nice change of scenery.

Heart to Heart

Our anniversary was Sunday, October 11th! We can’t believe that we have already been married a year! We are beginning to understand why everyone would say that years go by so fast, it’s because they really do! We have learned a lot so far and are excited to see what we are going to learn from and about each other in the years to come.

Thank you so much for remembering us in your prayers and in your support. You all are also in our thoughts and prayers.

“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” I Timothy 6:12

In His deep love,

The Hughes family

Posted by: Beth Hughes