Saturday, November 28, 2009

Follow up from Vertigo

Well, I (Ben) am pretty much back to normal now, thanks be to God. The doctor is running some tests, but I feel pretty good and can function normally now at home and at work. Thank you for praying for me and our family during the last two weeks--it's tough when you're flat in bed or the couch almost 24 hours a day!

On another note, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in Columbia, SC, with perfect weather! Mid to high 60's and sunny! Here's a picture below of Caleb with his buddy Nathan's football helmet.
We are so thankful for God's provision in our lives, and for your friendship, prayers and support. How about you? What are you giving thanks for during this specifically American Holiday?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ben’s got Vertigo, again.

It’s been over 6 years since I last had it (Vertigo), but it hits hard when it comes. I feel so dizzy, unable to stand up on my two feet w/o feeling like I’m gonna teeter over. Ever had that feeling? Well, it’s not fun, I can guarantee you that. The medicine they give you is to counteract the nausea I feel all day, but it makes me drowsy, so I can’t even read or really type that well…what I do best during these days is sit here (really lay down in bed or on the couch) all day, in and out of consciousness and dizziness. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well, Lord wiling it will pass soon. I’ll go to an ear nose & throat specialist this coming Tuesday…it’s been a bummer being sick at home these days…it’s been since Sat. night last week I’ve been feeling this way. Hopefully I’ll get better soon. We’d appreciate your prayers as I wait for healing and ask God for healing as well.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This is an email we got from Krista, Justin's wife, and his condition:

Thank you for your prayers. We noticed an improvement in Justin’s condition just hours after calling the States and informing you all so that you could be praying! God is so good! Please continue to pray for Justin as he is still quite weak and definitely not at 100%.

We are in N’Djamena, the capital, and had planned to be here this week for a week’s break. Just to clarify, Justin was not hospitalized. We had/have some fun things planned with the boys and hope we can still do some of them during our break, but so far we have just been taking care of Daddy! He’s thankful he’s been so sick in a place with electricity where there are overhead fans.

Again, thank you so much for your prayers. We are blessed most of all to serve a God who loves us and hears our prayers and also to have such a strong support team behind us!

Krista for the family

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Pray for Justin Clermont

Hi folks,
Want to pass on an urgent prayer request: our good friend, Justin Clermont, missionary in Chad, has contracted some strain of malaria and is in the hospital there. All we know is that his body is not responding to treatment/medicine, and his wife, Krista, is concerned. Please pray for immediate response to the treatment, and that God would quickly intervene and make him well. Malaria can be quite serious depending on the strain. Their work in Chad is crucial--training Chadians as missionaries to their own people. Thank you for your intercession. I will post more as I find it out.

Ben & Becky.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Fall Festival

IMG_5476 These are some pictures of the Fall Festival our church did in the neighborhood next to our church. Some of us dressed up as Bible character and took pictures with anyone who wanted to!

IMG_5480 But here specifically is Caleb with his buddy Nathan after we were all done w/ the pictures.