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September 3, 2007

Fun, Food, Fellowship and FOOTBALL!!

Yesterday our church had a family day at Christian Enrichment Family Camp. In the morning we had a worship service. Some of us did praise and worship. Then we had a food, food and more food! After that we had a photo hunt, relays and stuff and....more food!! Some guys were playing a 'gentle' game of football and convinced my hubby to join them. They were having a grand ol' time until Mark tackled someone, then got tackled by someone. The other guys ended up unscathed, but....not Mark. So we made our well trodden trail to the ER at Boundry Trails to find out that Mark's collar bone is in 3 peices. So they put a sling on him, drugged him up and sent him home to wait for an appointment with a surgeon on Tuesday morning (Today is a holiday). So it looks like he will probably have to have surgery to fix the damage. Oh well! I don't think he plans on playing football anytime soon! So if you think of him in the next couple of days please pray for
- the pain
- wisdom for the surgeon to know what to do
- a quick recovery
- strength for Joshua as he holds the fort (we finished harvest on Friday, so the 'timing' is not too bad) (there's a positive side to everything!)
We will keep you posted on the ever exciting happenings in 'our quiver'

*on a side note:
You may have heard on the news about the couple at Snowflake that died last week. Sadly they were so low they found life hopeless and decided it wasn't worth living anymore. We have known their family for a long time and their parents and one brother and his wife attend our church. Please pray for the family as I can't imagine how incredibly hard this must be.


jeremy and/or laura said...

praying for you. let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

The Pauls' said...

Thanks guys, we'll keep in touch!

Stacey said...

Yikes! Football can be nasty, even for those who play regularly. My husband is part of a flag football league, and there are so many players who get injured! And that's without tackling!

Denyse said...

It seems to us that we can recall this happening before to Mark. Maybe it's time he retired from football...hang up the old jersey? We will be praying for him. Let us know when the surgery will be. Maybe we will stop in at the hospital for a visit.

The Pauls' said...

Ya, football doesn't seem to agree with Mark as much as it used to. I think he has come to the conclusion that his football days are over. At least with those young folk! Maybe next time Jody and him will have to play some catch to get it out of his system. Thanks for the prayers, we will keep you updated! Oh ya, Mark says he's never had a jersey, maybe that's the problem!