Newsletter of Chip & Tammy Welton
2 Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
It seemed like more than “light affliction” at the time but from an eternal perspective, things look different. The above verses are well said from the Apostle Paul who knew much about suffering, see 2 Cor 11:23-28.
The heart surgery was a success, recovery is going well and the surgeon was able to repair not replace the valve, which is an answer to prayer. The Lord granted great peace the days leading up and the day of the surgery. He opened many doors to be a witness at the hospital and I pray for eternal fruit. It is one thing to do hospital visitation and pray for the sick and witness, and it is another when you suffering just as much as the other 3 guys in your room. One verse that was a great encouragement to me and others was Jer 30:17, “I will restore your health and heal your wounds”. I had some wounds to write home about. Alberta Health served me well with many pre and post-surgery tests, visits and consultations. I hope to have my youth renewed like the eagle Ps 103:5 and have some more years to point others to the Saviour as we wait and watch for His return.
I had a lot of medical leave saved up after 31 years with OAC with few sick days. I Thank the Lord for good health as I continue to heal. The last weeks have been a time to disengage and rest a lot. I greatly appreciate Tammy for all the good care at home. I am thankful for Worldwide Proclamation (WP) Founder David Wilson taking up the slack and standing in the gap during this time with the administration duties.
Praise God for his provision for the work of WP worldwide. I was encouraged when I saw Charity Navigator gave us a 97% rating. We seek to be good stewards of all the resources the Lord provides for the work.
The Lord is such a good good God! Almost the whole time Chip was going through his surgery and preparing to have his heart stopped and his lungs deflated the Lord gave me a peace that He was in control and all would be well. There were times when the Evil One would whisper in my ear about all the bad things that could go wrong but when I would turn to the Lord in faith. He was always right there!
I was so pleased to be able to stay at my daughter’s house while Chip was in the hospital and drive back and forth. Beka had taken some time off from her work and we were able to have some mother-daughter time together as she drove me around and showed me some of her regular stomping grounds. It was a joy to spend time with her and her husband and my two grand cats also. Thank you for all of your prayers. We could feel them throughout the days Chip was in the hospital.
Thank you for standing with us all these years. The need for evangelism is the same as 31 years ago, the message is the same, hopefully the messenger has changed to be more Christ like. May Christ be proclaimed and may many come to have their names written in the Lambs Book of Life.
Please pray for:
- Eternal fruit in the 12 WP /OAC Countries and the ministry in Calgary.
- Full recovery and energy to finish well. Praise God the surgery was successful.
- Wisdom to know when to start visiting branches again.
Pressing on for the Lord until the trumpet sounds,
Chip and Tammy Acts 20:24