Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Here We Go Again

Well, friends, the Pilgrim is battling another bout with cellulitis. For the 4th time in the last 2 years I've succumbed to this infectious condition. It's in my head again. Literally that is. Not figuratively.

On Sunday I had a severe headache and by the early evening I was in bed, exhausted. During the night my forehead swelled up and I had two lumps on the back of my head. We went to the Emergency Dept. at the local hospital on Monday morning and, like the title says, "Here we go again." My doctor friend prescribed some heavy duty oral antibiotics and, hopefully, I'm on the road to recovery. The headaches are severe but I've got some strong pain killers for them.

This is a very important week for me to be well. On Thursday evening (tomorrow) Epistle Sports Ministries is having a big fundraiser at the Peterborough Petes game. We have rented one of the Sky Boxes and have sold all 57 tickets. We are also having a silent auction with autographed Ottawa Senators' sticks (know anybody on that team?), two Senators' game tickets, a private box for a future Petes' game, several original paintings by a local artist, a Sidney crosby print and an autographed Peterborough Petes jersey. It should be a great evening. Please pray that I will be well!

On Saturday I'll be conducting the Memorial Service at our home church for my dear friend Watson Atkinson who died in the Philippines just before Christmas. His funeral service was held over there but we are celebating his life this Saturday. Please pray for Watson's wife Noemi and their little daughter Jenalyn that God will be their strength and shield.

That's my update, friends! Now you know why I haven't posted for a few days.

Be encouraged today!


hebrews 11:1 said...


I was worried about I see why! I'm so sorry you keep getting this nasty cellulitis.

I will be praying for your fundraiser on Thursday. May the Lord prosper your ministry.

May God bless you richly...and may He bless you with good health.


Terry said...

Dear David.
I am sorry to hear that you are sick again.
Tomorrow while I am waiting for Dad Golden, I will be thinking about you and praying for you.
I think that you should be doing a little less and resting Terry

Julie (aka Little Missionary) said...

Dear David, sorry to hear the cellulitis is back. I'm praying for your health.

Dear Terry, you and your dad are in my prayers today as well.

Julie (LM)

Felisol said...

Dear Pilgrim Father,
you are so brave and unselfish doing so much for so many. Even though you have been struck physical and financial problems as well you never stop your work and consideration forothers.
I pray that the Lord will show his almighty power and set you free as a witness to many.
God bless you and your family
From Felisol

Vicki said...

Been wondering how the ol' faithful Pilgrim is doing...will step up my prayers. Sending love & hugs to all.