Thursday, January 24, 2013

1/26/13 - Prayer Request UPDATE

Dear praying friends from Girdwood Chapel,

Thank you, first of all, for remembering Ron Myers (husband of our interim pastor, Linda Jean Myers) in your prayers as he underwent surgery on Thursday.  Late that night, Linda Jean posted her thanks to everyone on the church Facebook page:

Thank you ALL so very much for your prayers, thoughts and concerns. Early this evening, the surgeon called after Ron's surgery to let me know that it all went well. The infection wasn't all the way through his leg. All in all, it was really the best case scenario. I spoke with Ron a short while ago and he wanted me to repeat what Dr. Thomas had told me. Praying he has a restful sleep tonight!

Great news, right?  But, what I neglected to do was to contact you folks who do NOT access Facebook with that ANSWER to prayer.  It took a phone call from a concerned pray-er to jar my memory banks and hurry to the computer now to THANK YOU for praying.  I apologize that it took two days to do that.  (I'm sorta new at helping to run a website and need to do a better job!)

Hope to see you in church tomorrow!

dm (Duane Magoon)


As you may recall, our interim pastor (Linda Jean Myers) is married to Ron Myers, pastor of First UMC in Anchorage.  On December 9th, he was involved in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway, just north of Girdwood.  He had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a hospital in Anchorage for treatment.  He suffered from a dislocated leg as well as a shattered knee and femur on his other leg.

Linda Jean just sent me this update:

"My husband went back to the hospital yesterday (Wednesday) to see his surgeon.  He has had an infection in his leg this past week and even though he was hooked up with an IV drip with antibiotics, it hasn't gone away.  Today (Thursday the 23rd) he will undergo surgery to see how  much the infection has spread.  So, as you might imagine, I'm not thinking all that clearly."

Obviously, this is a difficult time for Linda Jean, as a mother, a wife, and a pastor to Girdwood Chapel.  Thank you for standing with the Myers family with your prayers and support.  

You can e-mail your encouragement to Linda Jean directly at: